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Saturday, 21 May 2022

Virtual tour

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences provides free access to its exhibitions to all Ukrainian citizens.

— What’s on display
Hall 13 — Mammals
The museum exhibitions show the Caroline parakeet, which became extinct world-wide, the monk seal, bearded vulture, little bustard, grey and maiden crane, steppe viper, German sturgeon, all of which extinct in Bulgaria… [more]
National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NMNHS) — The richest museum of natural history on the Balkans. Nearly a million and a half specimens of animals, plants and minerals
Being the first and the richest natural history museum on the Balkans, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences studies, preserves and disseminates information about the living and non-living nature both in Bulgaria and throughout the world… [more]
— Visit us
National Museum of Natural History
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: (+359 2) 9885116 — Operator; Information: (+359 87) 9226573, 10:00 — 18:00 hours

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 — 18:00

The museum is open every day except 1 January, 3 March, Easter [Eastern] and 25 December. Last admission is at 17:00.

Hall 4 — Mineralogy [Genesis of the minerals]Hall 6 — Amphibians and reptilesHall 8 — BirdsHall 16 — Plants
— Research & collections
The museum staff’s scientific research is linked with the latest national and international priorities in the fields of biodiversity, ecology, and nature conservation. The entomology and palaeozoology studies are especially intense… [more]
InvertebratesPalaeontology and Mineralogy

— Education

Intern at the museum… why?

‘Because the world of animals is still an unrevealed secret and there is always something to learn.’

Severina Velkova
— e-Natura

GEMMOLOGY — GEMSTONES — characteristics, classification, specimens, library

— Did you know that…

The museum was founded in 1889 by the Royal Prince Ferdinand — an ornithologist, lepidopterist, and a botanist.
Also at the museum

Bat Research and Conservation Centre
Biospeleology Research Centre
Student Club of Biospeleology

Projects

Prime Butterfly Areas in Bulgaria — Identifying and describing the most important sites for butterflies in the country
PESI — A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

— About us
News

“In the Little Big World of Bats” — interactive installation of 36 Monkeys — Contemporary Alternative Art and Culture Organisation at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia — In January 2021, 36 Monkeys — Contemporary Alternative Art and Culture Organisation first screened the documentary What About Bats?. This 30-minute story about the importance…

An official Nigerian delegation visited the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia — An official delegation led by H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, visited the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia on the…

Butterflies of Bulgaria — the long-awaited book is now a fact — A long-awaited book is now in the hands of hungry for knowledge readers. Within the 353 pages of the electronic and printed editions, all species of butterflies found in Bulgaria are…

Scientists from the National Museum of Natural History — BAS report unique for Bulgaria fossil remains of marine reptiles at the conference Geosciences 2021 — The National conference with international participation Geosciences 2021 was held online on 9th and 10th of December. There, the palaeontologists Assist. Prof. Latinka Hristova and…

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History

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has a history of more than one hundred and thirty years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula… [more]