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Saturday, 2 July 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 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]
VertebratesBotany

— 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 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

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

#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…

25. Gabrovo Biennial is visiting the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences — From 1 to 23 June 2022, the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia is a host at the first stop of the tour of the traveling exhibition Caricatures on Economy of Means…

National Museum of Natural History, Sofia hosted the XI International Dormouse Conference — On 10—13th of May, 2022, at the Cultural Center ‘Prosveta — 1870‘ in Svilengrad, the XI International Dormouse Conference (IDC 2022) took place, organised by…

“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…

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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]