The Museum was established on November 3rd 1834, at the initiative of the brother of the King Alexandru Ghica, the Great Count Mihalache Ghica, who donated important collections, including Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, rock and mineral, fossils, mollusk, fish, birds and mammals collections, as well as works of art.
“Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest research institutions in the field of biodiversity and public education. It is in the same time one of the well known and highly appreciated “databases” due to the Museum’s collections, some of them valuable assets of the worldwide thesaurus.
The present headquarter buildings were designed and built at the initiative of Grigore Antipa, director of the museum between 1893 – 1944.
One of the oldest museums in Bucharest, recently renovated. Inside the museum you will discover lots of dioramas (Blak See, Cold Artic Sea, Bioalpine region etc). The star of the museum is a skeleton of a Deinotherium gigantissimum, a large prehistoric relative of modern-day elephant. Your kids will love it for sure!
Address: Sos. Kiseleff nr. 1, Bucuresti, sector 1, Cod postal 011341
1 April- 31 October
Open: Tuesday- Sunday: 10.00-20.00 (last entry at 19h)
1 November– 31 March
Tuesday- Friday: 10.00-18.00 (last entry at 17h)
Open: Saturday- Sunday: 10.00-19.00 (last entry at 18h)
Full ticket: 20 lei
Child, Student: 5 lei;
Free entrance for: preschool children, children up to 18 years old, during vacations