The dominant part of the scientific activities at the museum is devoted to the animal world. Photo (c) S. Beshkov
The museum has four scientific departments — Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Palaeontology and Mineralogy, and Botany. The dominant part of the scientific activities is devoted to the animal world. Particular attention is paid to the biodiversity of Bulgaria and the neighbouring countries and to the description of new taxa from many countries all over the world.
Fossil mammals and birds of Bulgaria and the world are the subject of palaeontological investigations. The mineralogical studies cover pegmatite mineralisations in intrusives of non-granite composition and metamorphites…