The Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History bears the name of Grigore Antipa, the most famous Romanian biologist the achievements of which have hardly been matched by any of his fellow Romanian specialized in the field (Grigore Antipa was, amongst others, the first Romanian who reached the North Pole).
The venue is the largest museum of natural history in the country. Ethnographic exhibits can also be studied, though, undeniably, the highlights refer to the mineralogical, zoological and paleontological collections.
The history of the institution goes back to 1834, when the incipient collections were being gathered to a purpose which does not even parallel its contemporary significance. However, the bottom line is since its foundation until now, the collections were gradually enhanced, such that at present the museum counts some 2 million exhibits.
Two of the highlights of the museum refer to a dinosaur fossil and to an extensive butterfly collection. However, in order to completely study the museological assets of the venue, one must seriously consider making time, since a mere visit can take up to several hours.
1, Şoseaua Kiseleff, Bucharest, Romania