Münster’s All-weather Zoo is an attractive place for an excursion. The zoo houses the Westphalian Horse Museum and has also been home to a large elephant park since 2013. Directly beside the zoo is the LWL Museum of Natural History, which is linked to a planetarium. Anyone interested in learning how people lived during the 17th-19th centuries should make a detour to the Mühlenhof. Westphalia’s farming tradition is demonstrated here with almost 30 half-timbered buildings as well as a village school, a Kötter house and a blacksmith’s forge.