Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona

With 132 years of history the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona holds a patrimony of 4 million specimens. It consists of four centres located in three of the city’s emblematic Parks. Ciutadella Park houses the Laboratory of Nature (collections, research and documentation centre) and Martorell Museum (the historical building of the museum). Montjuïc is home to the Botanical Garden and the Historic Botanical Garden. And the Forum Park houses the Museu Blau opened in 2011 with new facilities (workshop rooms, laboratories, conference hall, media library, etc.) and a 3,000 square metre reference exhibition “Planet Life”.

The museum is essentially working to generate and share knowledge with the aim of creating a society that is better informed, more connected and more responsible towards nature. It does this by maintaining collections that are the tangible testament of the natural heritage of Catalonia, doing research on biological and geological diversity, and creating experiences that encourage as many people as possible to explore, learn, love, enjoy, enter the dialogue and participate