Zürich is rich in cultural highlights. With over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries, Zürich is one of the world’s major art trade centers. Zürich’s cultural institutions such as the Opera House, the Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Schauspielhaus theater tempt visitors and residents with high culture on the stage.
Paleontological Museum of the University of Zürich
This university museum houses an important collection of marine saurians and fish species from the Middle Triassic period around 230 million years ago. The core of the exhibition focuses on the superbly preserved and scientifically very valuable fossils from Monte San Giorgio, an UNESCO world heritage in Southern Ticino.