This museum has been refurbished recently and is of international class. The displays are stunning and one exhibit is unique. There is a audio guide in various languages. There are information displays in Romanian and, for the most part, English.
Unfortunately the website appears to be in Romanian only.
UPDATE: The museum was closed for modernization between 2009-2010. With an investment of 13 mil. EUR the museum will reopen in 2011 with better interiors, halls and exhibits, many of them modern, with multimedia explanations. A new must see for Bucharest in 2011!
Recently renovated, this museum is the largest natural history museum in Romania, housing collections of reptiles, fish, birds and mammals. More than 300,000 artifacts and specimens are on display, including a dinosaur fossil. A whole floor is dedicated to sea life and features examples of whales, dolphins and seals. The museum also contains a beautiful butterfly collection.
Open: Wed. - Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm; Closed Mon. & Tue.
Antipa Natural History Museum was established in 1831. The building hosting it nowadays was set between 1904 and 1906. It was designed by Mihail Rocco, while the facade was designed by Architect Grigore Cerchez.
The museum depicts the evolution of life on Earth ever since it appeared until the contemporary man came onto the stage. Among the 300,000 pieces on exhibit, I can mention here the 4.50 m. tall mammal related to the actual elephant (Dinotherinum Gigantissimum). The museum is open daily 10.00-18.00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
This is one of Bucharests best Museums. It contains many beautiful nature scenes, many stuffed animals including one huge elephant and even some animal skeletons with some dinosaurs between them.
The museum was opened in 1834 and it housed in its actual building since 1914.
Entrance fee for an adult costs about 60000 Lei (2 Dollars) and for kids and students about 30000 Lei. Guide in Romanian language will cost 75000 Lei, in English and French it will cost 150000 Lei (5 Dollars).
Wednesday to Friday: 10.00 - 19.00
Saturday to Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00
The museum was founded in 1834. It is functioning in the actual location from 1906.
Museum's collections contein more than 2 million exhibits from: zoology, palaeontology, geology and ethnography.
Near that museum you can find The Geological Museum.
Wednesday to Friday 10.00am - 7.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 am- 8.00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
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