Aathal Dinosaur Museum

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Aathal Dinosaur Museum
Motto: "Bigger than you think!"
Place: Zürichstrasse 69, 8607 Aathal
Type: paleontological museum
Opening: April 25, 1992
Number of visitors (annually): 103,490 (2018)
Operator: Dr. hc Hans-Jakob Siber
Management: Esther Wolfensperger
Website: https://www.sauriermuseum.ch/
Entrance (2008)
Unteraathal spinning mill, photographed by Walter Mittelholzer

The Aathal Dinosaur Museum is a non- subsidized , paleontological museum. It is located in the buildings of the former Unter aathal spinning mill on the road between Uster and Wetzikon in the hamlet of Unteraathal in the municipality of Seegräben in the Swiss canton of Zurich . The museum was founded by Hans-Jakob Siber in 1992 and is still privately run by him today - without government support.

The museum has a large, paleontological collection with 200 exhibits , including dinosaur skeletons from all over the world as well as various replicas, from smaller types of dinosaurs less than 2 meters in length to the 23-meter-long skeleton reconstruction of a Brachiosaurus . Also exhibited are: Diplodocus , Camarasaurus , Apatosaurus (formerly: Brontosaurus ), a young sauropod , Othnielia , Stegosaurus and the carnivorous Allosaurus , pterosaurs , large sea-dwelling reptiles and other fossils from the Cambrian to the Ice Age . These dinosaur skeletons, along with many other fossils in the museum, are of great scientific value.

The museum operates its own excavation site in the US state of Wyoming . Since 1990, almost completely preserved skeletons of two Allosaurus and two stegosaurs have been discovered.


Web links

Commons : Aathal Dinosaur  Museum - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. website dinosaur museum; Press
  2. https://www.sauriermuseum.ch/inhalt/presseinformationen/presse

Coordinates: 47 ° 20 '19.8 "  N , 8 ° 45' 42.8"  E ; CH1903:  700002  /  243.95 thousand