“Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1834 by the great Romanian scientist Grigore Antipa, the museum is one of the oldest institution for biodiversity research. In the same time, it’s a well-known and appreciated “data base”, trough it’s collections helping the public to understand the world we are living in and also its problems and continuous changing.
It’s the best place to see Romanian fauna, but also animals from all around the world. The Museum talks also about the past, having on display old fossils, including a very rare skeleton of Deinotherium gigantissimum (a type of mastodont) discovered in Romania. To give you some numbers : 8.000 items of fossils, 4.400 rocks, more than 700.000 insects, 46.500 vertebrate and 500.000 invertebrate.
Particularly interesting is a collection of dioramas, showing different types of Romanian landscapes, from top of Carpathian Mountains to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea.
The museum is very active, having a lot of temporary exhibitions and it’s a great place for kids also.