Jurassica Museum


To promote and showcase the Jura's rich natural heritage JURASSICA works with a network of major partners and collaborates with various institutions on joint projects.



The JURASSICA Museum is also home to an academic, the auxiliary geoscience service (SSAG). A collaboration with the Department of Geosciences at the University of Fribourg, this academic unit is funded by SEFRI, the Canton of Jura and Porrentruy Municipal Council.

République et Canton du Jura


The Republic and Canton of Jura is JURASSICA's main partner and biggest financial support. The canton's government has mandated JURASSICA with bringing together and managing all infrastructure dedicated to the Jura's natural heritage, whether through the conservation of collections (relating to natural science, paleontology or archeology), research or the dissemination of knowledge to all.

Ville de Porrentruy


Porrentruy Municipal Council is the second biggest partner of JURASSICA. Council funding has enabled the completion of two projects: the renovation of the Local Flora and Fauna exhibition, and the acquisition of a copy of the Big Al Two skeleton. A new visitor concept for the Botanical Garden will also be unveiled in 2020 thanks to the financial support provided by the Council. Porrentruy also helped to set up the academic unit (auxiliary geoscience service).

Université de Fribourg

University of Fribourg

The Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg is home to scientists who are internationally renowned for their research into many areas of earth science. It also has a long tradition as a centre of excellence for paleontology. The university has a track record providing scientific support for Jura paleontology through its involvement in the work of the Paleontologie A16 project and its assistance in developing the JURASSICA institution.

Fondation Marthe et Gottfried Keller

Marthe & Gottfried Keller Foundation

The Marthe & Gottfried Keller Foundation was created in 1989. From the outset, its mission has been to support the development of the Jura Natural Science Museum in Porrentruy by funding the conservation and expansion of natural science collections as well as research work and publications. The JURASSICA Museum, the successor to the Jura Natural Science Museum, enjoys the same support from the Marthe & Gottfried Keller Foundation.

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