Australopithecus afarensis © Adrian Ritter UZH
Homo neanderthalensis © Adrian Ritter UZH
Museum der Anthropologie © Atelier Peltier
Museum der Anthropologie © Adrian Ritter UZH
Menschenaffen © Adrian Ritter
Museum der Anthropologie © Atelier Peltier

The exhibition "Traces of Our Ancestors" is offering detailed scientific answers to questions about human origins. Significant fossil findings help to illustrate the course of human evolution, from the first upright bipeds to nomadic hunters with large brains to modern humans able to affect and change their environment. The specifics of these prehistoric fossil witnesses are explained through illuminating graphics, texts and short films. 


Guided tours on demand

Please contact us or send a registration here.


Museum of Anthropology UZH

Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

+41 44 635 49 54

Tram 9/10: Universität Irchel / Tram 7/14: Milchbuck

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Monday: 12–17
Tuesday: 12–17
Wednesday: 12–17
Thursday: 12–17
Friday: 12–17
Saturday: 12–17
Sunday: 12–17

January 01/02: closed
December 24: 12-4 pm
December 25/26 and 31: closed

Other public holidays: usual opening hours (except Mondays)


Free admission

Museum of Anthropology UZH: Current experiences

  • Traces of our ancestors

    Museum of Anthropology UZH
  • Last Days

    "We are the forest" Special exhibition

    Museum of Anthropology UZH