The foundation of the museum are the collections of the pharmacist and private scholar Theodor Löbbecke, which his widow had handed over to the city of Düsseldorf in 1901. Since 1948, the museum has an aquarium attached. With the opening of the new building in 1987, the presentations of a natural history museum and an aqua zoo were linked for the first time in Germany. Thus, on an exhibition area of 6880 square meters with the 20000 mollusks (shells, snails, octopuses) comprehensive Löbbecke collection, a tropical hall, 80 aquariums, 62 landscape terrariums and insects and over 650 living animals an impressive world of experience on the subject of water and its many facets. The museum is also a place of research in the fields of nature conservation, animal geography, behavioral and reproductive biology, earth and life history.
After a long and time-consuming refurbishment, the Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum was ceremoniously reopened on 22 September 2017.
December 4, 2019
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