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Monday, 5 December 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 10 — 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?

‘I became an intern at the NMNHS because I like meeting many and different people, showing them the amazing biodiversity on Earth and making them conscious of different environmental issues.’

Nija Toshkova
— 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

The Center for Research and Protection of Bats at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia completed the bat research training course — Between November 21 and 23, 2022, 17 participants from six Bulgarian cities gathered in the Bacho Kiro hut…

The National Museum of Natural History, Sofia wins first place for museum educational activities — On the Awakeners’ Day, in an official ceremony held in Sredets Gallery, the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia was awarded by the Ministry of Culture with first place in…

The National Museum of Natural History, Sofia honours 100 years from the birth of zoologist Nikolay Boev — On the Awakeners’ Day, November 1st, the new edition of Nikolay Boev’s book, collecting nature conservation-themed essays, While larks sing, was presented in the foyer of…

The National Museum of Natural History, Sofia took part in the 12th Sofia Science Festival — On the 8th and 9th of October, 2022, the 12th Sofia Science Festival took place in the Sofia Tech Park and once again gathered Bulgarian and foreign scientists to present the results…

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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]