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Tuesday, 16 August 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 5 — BirdsHall 8 — BirdsHall 14 — InsectsHall 15 — Non-insect invertebrates
— 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]

— 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 first exhibition for visitors was opened back in 1907.
Also at the museum

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


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

First alert of proof that pandas lived in Bulgaria millions of years ago — In an article for the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: A late Turolian giant panda from Bulgaria and the early evolution and dispersal of the panda lineage, Prof Nikolai Spassov…

The National Museum of Natural History will aid the Ministry of Environment and Water with a study of the country’s biodiversity — On July 8th, 2022, the Minister of Environment and Water Borislav Sandov and Prof. Pavel Stoev, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (NMNHS), signed an agreement…

A new project for museum residences, RESIM, connects the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia and the A. G. Leventis Museum of Natural History in Nigeria — From the 22nd until the 30th of June, 2022, the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (NMNHS) hosted a research visit of Prof. Adisa Ogunfolakan, Director of the A. G. Leventis…

#Green Month in the Museum — The National Museum of Natural History, Sofia is organising a series of events dedicated to zero pollution in support of the Green Week initiative of the European Commission’s…

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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]