The main aim of the Freiland-Aquarium und Terrarium is to bring local nature closer to people who have less and less opportunity to experience and get to know them through life in the city. Our focus is on amphibians, reptiles and fish, as well as native wild plants and herbs, swamp and water plants.
When designing the park, we attached great importance to creating a close-to-nature view of the landscape of our homeland. We also pay attention to animal welfare.That is why our more than 50 different species live in biotope-appropriate aquariums and terrariums and are looked after by competent animal keepers.
An important goal of our work is the successful offspring of many of the endangered amphibian or reptile species of our homeland. We regularly have offspring of fire salamander, alpine newt, pool frog, yellow-bellied toad, wall lizard, fence lizard, crossed viper, aesculapian snake, European pont turtle and hermann’s tortoise. We make a valuable contribution to securing biodiversity in our home country.
Freiland-Aquarium und Terrarium Stein is a devision of the Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Nürnberg (NHG) and therefore the general objective of NHG is of course also valid for us.
The purpose and aims of the society is defined in the Articles of the NHG as follows: "The Naturhistorische Gesellschaft Nürnberg e.V. exclusively and directly pursues charitable purposes within the meaning of the section „Steuerbegünstigte Zwecke“ of the Tax Code.
Purpose of the association is the promotion of natural sciences and related humanities, their research as well as education and popular education. The purpose of the articles of association is realized in particular by lectures, publications, exhibitions and excursions, excursions and courses under expert guidance, mapping measures, maintenance of a publicly accessible outdoor facility, scientific care of valuable biotopes and carrying out scientific excavations as well as the maintenance of a museum .... ,.....".