Reopening of Museums and Collections

Gradual Reopening from 8 June 2020

The Federal Council has decided to gradually ease the measures in connection with the coronavirus pandemic from 26 April onwards. UZH is thus also carefully and gradually resuming on-site operations. This also applies to the gradual reopening of UZH museums. In accordance with the Federal Council’s directive for cultural institutions, most museums and collections at UZH will reopen their doors from 8 June.

Reopened since 8 June 2020

Since 8 June 2020, the following university museums are open again. The FOPH’s protective measures (rules of hygiene and conduct, number of visitors) must be observed at all times:

  • Museum of Anthropology: Website
  • Archaeological CollectionWebsite
  • Botanical Garden: For now, only the garden can be reopened, because visitors can comply with the relevant social distancing rules there. The greenhouses will remain closed for the time being. Courses, guided tours, talks, etc. will be available from July at the earliest. Website
  • Botanical Museum: Visits possible by appointment. Website
  • Museum of Wax Moulages: Due to space constraints, no more than eight visitors can be admitted at the same time. Guided tours for a maximum of eight people are available again. Website
  • Ethnographic Museum: Exhibitions will reopen with appropriate precautionary measures. Events will be possible again from July at the earliest. Website
  • Zürich Herbaria: Visits by appointment. Website

Reopening on 1 August 2020

The following museums and collections plan to reopen from the start of the Fall Semester on 1 August 2020:

  • Anatomical Collection: Visits by appointment only. Website
  • Veterinary Anatomy Museum: Visits by appointment only. Website

Expected reopening on 15 September 2020

Due to major planned renovation work in the summer, the Paleontological Museum and the Zoological Museum will not reopen to the public until mid of September:

Overview University Museums and Collections