Madrid’s National Museum of Natural Sciences is one of the oldest in Europe and the most important in Spain. It was created by the King Carlos III in 1771, as the Royal Cabinet of Natural History. Currently it keeps almost eight million specimens and historical collections of great value. Affiliated to the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), it promotes cutting-edge researches in different fields, ranging from Paleobiology and geology to evolutionary biology, ecology and climate change. Exhibitions and activities aim to spread the knowledge generated in the museum, as well as to illustrate the phenomena and processes that explain the history of the Earth and the diversity of life.
Director: Santiago Merino Rodríguez
Communication and Public Programs manager: Pilar López García-Gallo