The Neuberg Nature Museum with its extensive natural history collection and housed in the Neuberg Minster was donated to the market town of Neuberg an der Mürz in 2021. The market community agreed with the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park that the latter would guarantee the museum's operation.
Now the well-preserved specimens (approx. 2,550 individual exhibits) and the existing infrastructure are to be brought into the 21st century. The focus is on targeted awareness raising on the topic of "biodiversity and climate change" in the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park and in the other Styrian nature parks. For this purpose, a comprehensive new concept (in terms of construction, content, design) was carried out in a preliminary project that has already been completed.
In future, the funding that has now been approved will turn the "Neuberg Nature Museum" into the "Styrian Nature Park House" under the title "NATURE for FUTURE". The biodiversity of the seven Styrian nature parks as well as climate change will become the central themes that run as a thread through the entire exhibition.
The existing dioramas and showcases will be partially dismantled and the numerous animal specimens will be presented in a contemporary way or sorted out (exotic species) and stored in a depot.
For this presentation, 18 adventure worlds on different habitats and cross-sectional nature themes will be created.
A recreational legal opinion and maintenance book as well as an educational guide, tour concepts and folders are also part of the implementation.