The Miracle of Nature: Biological Diversity of Slovakia


Natural History Museum

2nd floor Exhibition Miracle of Nature - Biodiversity of Slovakia is situated in four rooms with a total area of 882 m2. Introduction to the exhibition is also an introduction to the world of living nature. The visitor is attracted by spectacular pictures of micro flora and fauna. Through simple animations he becomes familiar with the fundamental processes of photosynthesis and with the basic...

The Miracle of Nature: Biological Diversity of Earth


Natural History Museum

3rd floor Exhibition Miracle of nature - Biodiversity of Earth gradually introduces visitors to the nature of different environments on the Earth - the polar regions, tundra, tropical forests, grasslands, deserts, coral reefs, coasts, etc.. Exhibition shows the immense variety and diversity of living organisms - millions of species of plants, animals, microorganisms and complex ecosystems, which...

Treasures of Earth


Natural History Museum

2nd floor Mineralogical exposition “Treasures of Earth” represents through 1100 specimens more then 700 mineral species from various Slovak and foreign localities. All specimens are arranged systematically according to chemical-structural classification proposed by H. Strunz (so called Nickel-Strunz classification). Therefore the presented specimens of minerals are divided into nine classes...

The Miracle of Nature: The History of Life on Earth


Natural History Museum

2nd floor The paleontological exhibition The story of life on Earth presents the evolution and diversity of long extinct communities of organisms on Earth. The story of life begins with the first appearance of living organisms in the Precambrian, 3500 million years ago, it continues through the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Tertiary and ends in Quaternary with the onset of nearly recent forms of flora and...

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The museum‘s principal aims are research, documentation and presentation of the diversity and development of living and non-living nature in all its variety especially at the territory of Slovakia. Museum is a central methodological institution with a nationwide authority. With its collections (approximately 2.4 million objects) it ranks among the most significant European natural history museums. Collections are provided to the professional public for scientific studies and are presented to the general public by means of exhibitions, lectures, monographies, publication outputs in the scientific journals as well as daily press, radio and television.

The museum’s collections comprises mineralogy, petrology, palaeontology, anthropology, botany and zoology. The museum’s acquisition activities are oriented primarily to the territory of Slovakia; minerals from abroad are acquired in particular for the exhibition purposes and for comparative studies. Particularly valuable is the type and historical documentary material, as well as collections of significant scientists and collectors.

The scientific-research activities of the museum are oriented to the research and documentation of biotic and abiotic items of the Western Carpathian Mountains environment. Experts of the museum are also involved in the projects of other scientific institutions (in particular the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University), which are often solved in the framework of the international cooperation. Research results are presented in scientific studies, articles and specific professional outputs (scripts, exhibitions, lectures, catalogues, listings, etc.).