Germany's largest natural history museum "Museum für Naturkunde" is probably best known for the huge dinosaur that stands in the middle of the museum's largest hall (in fact, it is the largest complete dinosaur skeleton in the whole world), but contains an incredible number of other animals, plants and minerals. . If one is the least interested in science this place is definitely worth a visit.
The world's largest dinosaur Giraffatitan brancai is certainly a great sight, but there are several other dinosaur exhibits worth seeing. Among other things, the museum can display one of the earliest known birds, Archeopteryx, there is a bird that still looks like a dinosaur and actually has teeth. In addition, there are so many expensive exhibits that only one in 5,000 is exhibited! The rest is simply stored on the museum's grounds and is studied by various scientists from around the world.
The museum building itself was built in 1889, but there is not much left of the original building. It was hit hard WW2 and was later rebuilt and restored, most recently in 2007. One can still see the bomb damage in several places in and on the building.
It is a good idea to arrive early, because then you avoid the worst queues. And finally bring the whole family with you, there is something to look at and learn from for all ages.
In addition, the Berlin Natural History Museum of course has a whole lot of different changing exhibitions, which you can find out more about at their Homepage, where there is also plenty of other practical information.
Their museum shop is large and well-stocked, lots of opportunities to buy exciting souvenirs.
Admission is 6 € for adults, 3.5 € for children - with Berlin WelcomeCard you also get a nice discount.