Naturmuseum Wildnispark Zürich

Adventurers embark on an expedition into the past, present and future of the Sihl Forest near Zurich at the nature museum located in the wilderness park of the same name.

The nature museum is housed in a former sawmill at the entrance to the Sihlwald forest. Here, the permanent exhibition, “From commercial timberland to natural forest”, relates the past, present and future of the Sihlwald. The relationship between humans and nature also plays an important role in this respect; while in earlier days the beech forest on the left bank of Lake Zurich supplied the entire city of Zurich with firewood, it is now completely left to nature.

An interactive exhibition passes on knowledge about the flora and flora in the forest in a fun and interesting way. In addition, temporary exhibitions on nature themes provide variation, and competent experts are also available to answer any questions.

An information area and souvenir & bookshop round off the various facilities at the entrance of the Sihlwald. 


Adults CHF 10
Children to 6 years old free
Children (7 to 16 years old) CHF 5
Family CHF 20
Groups every 10th person free

30% discount with a Zurich Cantonal Bank card

Opening Hours

12.00pm – 5.00pm
12.00pm – 5.00pm
12.00pm – 5.00pm
9.00am – 6.00pm
9.00am – 6.00pm

Closed  from November until March


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 11.9 km 30 min
Zürich Airport 20.1 km 47 min
Besucherzentrum Sihlwald
Alte Sihltalstrasse 13
8135  Sihlwald