Friends of the Phyletic Museum

The association “Förderverein Phyletisches Museum e.V. – Friends of the Phyletisches Museum” was founded in 1995 to support Haeckel’s ideas regarding the aims of the museum. Haeckel wished the museum to be an institution of general education uniting arts and science and presenting modern ideas about evolutionary biology to the educated public.

The Friends of the Phyletisches Museum work to fulfil this idea by:

  • providing financial support for the design and execution of exhibitions about the theory of evolution, related subjects and art;
  • taking measures to preserve and expand the extensive scientific collections and their scientific use;
  • supporting the preservation and exhibition of historically and scientifically valuable specimens;
  • ensuring the preservation of the listed Art Nouveau museum building;
  • arranging lectures, scientific gatherings and events for the general public.

Members of the association have free admission. The annual membership fee is €25 (€5 for students, unemployed and retired persons and €100 for statutory corporations).

Download a membership application and the Statutes (PDF) here.

Please send the completed and signed membership application form to:

Förderverein Phyletisches Museum e.V.
Erbertstrasse 1
07743 Jena

Please remit membership fees and donations to the following account:

Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland
Bank ID code 830 530 30
Account number 30171
IBAN DE39 8305 3030 0000 0301 71

The “Foerderverein Phyletisches Museum e.V.” is authorised to issue receipts for donations.