National Science and Natural History Museum of the NAS is by far one of the biggest museums in Kiev. It includes several establishments that were united in order to inform visitors of the valuable and fascinating facts. The museum was founded in 1996. It is located in an antique building that covers an area of eight thousand square meters and hosts over 30000 exhibits.
The museum exhibition takes 5 floors. The ground floor is occupied by the Archeological museum. Here visitors have a chance to get acquainted with the history of mankind. Among the ancient exhibits one can see items from Scythian, Tripoli, Sarmatian and Cimmerian cultures. The first floor is taken by the Geological museum; its oldest exhibits date back to 1927. Over 50000 specimens of minerals, rocks, fossils of fauna and flora are on display in this museum. The second floor hosts paleontological exhibits: animal skeletons and fossilized plants. The collection started in 1919, and nowadays there are over 2000 exhibits. The third floor represents a collection of the Zoological museum that was founded in 1919. Among 5000 valuable exhibits you can observe remains of four thousand species of animals. The museum is divided into two separate halls: one for animals and one for birds. The last floor is occupied by the Botanical museum and its five exhibition halls. This museum is most famous for a revolutionary technique of drying plants that was designed by the employees. Thanks to this technology plants are preserved unaltered.
A visit to the Kiev national museum of natural science and history can delight every visitor. Everyone can find something to admire, and time spent in the museum just flies. To preserve the memories from the visit don’t forget to take you camera with you.
The entrance fee does not exceed 20 UAH, and children get a discount. The museum is open every day except Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 5pm.
Address of the National museum of natural science and history: B. Khmelnitskogo street, 15.