Aathal Dinosaur Museum
|Aathal Dinosaur Museum|
|Motto:||"Bigger than you think!"|
|Place:||Zürichstrasse 69, 8607 Aathal|
|Opening:||April 25, 1992|
|Number of visitors (annually):||103,490 (2018)|
|Operator:||Dr. hc Hans-Jakob Siber|
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.