List of natural history museums

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This is a list of natural history museums, also known as museums of natural history, i.e. museums whose exhibits focus on the subject of natural history, including such topics as animals, plants, ecosystems, geology, paleontology, and climatology.

Some museums feature natural-history collections in addition to other collections, such as ones related to history, art and science. In addition, nature centers often include natural-history exhibits.

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Africa[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Canary Islands[edit]

  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Tenerife (Museum of Nature and Man), Tenerife

Egypt[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

  • Zoological Natural History Museum

Kenya[edit]

Libya[edit]

Namibia[edit]

  • National Earth Science Museum in the Geological Survey, Windhoek

South Africa[edit]

Sudan[edit]

  • Sudan Natural History Museum (University of Khartoum, Faculty of science, Department of Zoology)

Tanzania[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

India[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Singapore[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Central America[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

  • El Museo de Ciencias Naturales La Salle(The La Salle Natural Sciences Museum)
  • El Museo de Insectos de la Universidad de Costa Rica (MIUCR) (The Museum of Insects at the University of Costa Rica)
  • Museo de Zoologia - Escuela de Biologia, University of Costa Rica
  • Museo Nacional de Costa Rica(National Museum of Costa Rica), San José

Dominican Republic[edit]

Grenada[edit]

  • Museo de Ciencias

Guatemala[edit]

  • Museo Nacional de Historia Natural "Jorge A. Ibarra"
  • Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
  • Museo de Paleontologia y Arqueologia Ing. Roberto Woolfolk Saravia, Estanzuela Zacapa

Honduras[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

  • Museo Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Centroamericana, Managua
  • Museo de Ometepe, Rivas
  • Museo del Departamento de Malacología UCA, Managua
  • Museo entomológico, León, English description
  • Museo Gemológico de la Concha y el Caracol, Managua
  • Museo Paleontológico “El Hato”, Managua
  • Museos de Geología UNAN, Managua
  • Museum Ecológico de Trópico Seco, Diriamba
  • National Museum, Managua
  • Sitio Paleontológico El Bosque, Estelí

Panama[edit]

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

  • Natural Science Museum, Tirana

Armenia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

  • Museum of Natural History named after Hasan Bey Zardabi, Baku
  • Azerbaijan Geology Museum, Baku
  • "Rinay" Malacofauna Museum, Baku

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

  • Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb
  • Hrvatski prirodoslovni muzej
  • Hunting Museum, Zagreb
  • Karlovac Municipal Museum, Karlovac
  • Museum of Evolution and Prehistoric Human Habitation, Krapina
  • Museum of Slavonia, Osijek
  • Natural History Museum, Rijeka
  • Natural History Museum and Zoo, Split
  • Ornithological Collection, Metković
  • Senj City Museum, Senj
  • Varazdin Municipal Museum: The Herzer Palace, Varaždin
  • Zoological Museum of Baranja - Kopačevo, Baranja - Kopačevo

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

  • Estonian Museum of Natural History, Tallinn
  • Natural History Museum, University of Tartu, Tartu

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Greenland[edit]

  • Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk

Hungary[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

  • Natural History Museum of Latvia[3]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Monaco[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

  • Natural History Museum of Montenegro, Podgorica

The Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

  • National Museum of Natural History at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
  • State Museum of Natural History, former Didushytskyi museum, Lviv

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

North America[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

  • Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Hamilton

Canada[edit]

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Newfoundland[edit]

Nova Scotia[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

Yukon[edit]

United States[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Delaware[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Hawai'i[edit]

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

  • Sumner B. Sheets Museum of Wildlife and Marine Exhibits, Huntington

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

Nevada[edit]

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

  • Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
  • Rhode Island Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Providence

South Carolina[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

  • The Journey Museum, Rapid City
  • The Mammoth Site Museum of Hot Springs, SD, Hot Springs
  • Museum of Geology, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

  • West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey's Museum of Geology and Natural History, Morgantown
  • West Virginia Natural History Museum, Morgantown

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

  • Museo de Anatomía de la Universidad de San Francisco Xavier
  • Museo de Historia Natural, La Paz
  • Museo de History Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz

Brazil[edit]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

  • Museo de Historia Natural, Popayán
  • Museo La Salle, Bogotá
  • Museo Paleontológico, National University of Colombia
  • Museo Prehistórico
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia: Museo de Historia Natural (Museum of Natural History), Museo Entomológico (Entomological museum), Bogotá

Peru[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

  • Museo de Biología de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (MBUCV),[6][7][8] Caracas
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Guanare
  • Museo de Historia Natural La Salle, Caracas
  • Museo de la Estación Biológica de Rancho Grande.[9][10]
  • Museo del Instituto de Zoología Agrícola 'Francisco Fernández, Aragua
  • Museo Marino, Boca de Río
  • Museo Oceanologico Hermano Benigno Roman de la Fundación La Salle, Punta de Piedras, Isla Margarita
  • Museo Paleontológico de Urumaco, Urumaco
  • Museum Entomológico, Colección de Insectos de Interés Agrícola y su combate Insect Collection Interest Agricultural

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Museum of Natural Science:::Welcome:::". Nmns.edu.tw. 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  2. ^ "NY Times description". Travel.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Natural History Museum of Latvia". Dabasmuzejs.gov.lv. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Wild-Eyed Alaska: Gull Island in Kachemak Bay". Hhmi.org. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  5. ^ Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. "mlbean.byu.edu". mlbean.byu.edu. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  6. ^ Pérez Hernández, Roger. Museo de Biología de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (MBUCV) International Symposium & First World Congress on Preservation and concervation of Natural History Collections. 2:17-23
  7. ^ "Museo de Biología UCV (MBUCV)". Izt.ciens.ucv.ve. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  8. ^ "Museo De Biología De La Universidad Central De Venezuela". Izt.ciens.ucv.ve. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  9. ^ Bisbal E, Francisco J. 1990: Museo de la Estación Biológica de Rancho Grande. Museo de la Estación Biológica de Rancho Grande.
  10. ^ Sánchez H., Javier. y Bisbal E. Francisco. 2012: Museo de la Estación Biológica de Rancho Grande. Memoria de La Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales.158:5-28.

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