The National Museum of Natural Sciences is one of the oldest natural history Museums in the world. It was founded in the late eighteenth century by by Charles III of Spain. It was then fondly known as the Gabinete Real de Historia Natural. Over the years it changed its name a number of times until it arrived at its current title. The gallery initially facilitated an assortment donated by a Spanish collector named Pedro F. Dávila. In 1867, a few offices were isolated to bring forth different historical centres (Archeology, Botanic Garden, Zoologic Garden). In 1987 the science National science museum was actually rebuilt and broadened with assets from two smaller galleries.

The National Museum of Natural Sciences is also known as one of the most important scientific research institutes in the country in the field of natural sciences.

Research stems from geology to ecology and climate change to environmental biology and biodiversity.

The museum’s mission is a noble one; to pass on the wealth of knowledge that their researchers discover to society. On board as part of their team are highly qualified professionals, dedicated both to the scientific collections and exhibitions. 

Visitors will enjoy many scientific discoveries and discover how the planet has changed and the enormous diversity it has housed from the origin of life to the present.

National Museum of Natural Sciences Madrid opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10am to- 20:00 hours. During the month of August from 10:00 to 15:00 hours.

The Museum is closed every Monday and also the 1st and 6th January, 1st May and 25th December.

How much are entrance ticket prices in to the museum?

General €7; Reduced €3,50 (students, unemployed and children from 4 to 14); Groups €3,50; Free : Pensioners over 65 and under 4’s