At the beginning the museum added collections mainly from Hunting and Fishing Association and the Aquarium of Varna. Stuffed mammals and birds were bought from amateur taxidermist Georgi Doykov. The basic principles of thematic plan were complied with the characteristics of the local environment. Valuable assistance, opinions and recommendations were given from researchers from the Institute of Fisheries and personally by its Director Prof. Alexander Vulkanov.
The design is characterized by light constructive form of furniture, minimalism of presentation and skillful arrangement of specimens.
The official opening of the museum took place on July 22, 1962. The research area has been expanded in 1983 and the scopes of the Museum of Natural History in Varna are focused to the Black Sea Area and represents geology, hydrology, flora and fauna including the entire coastal strip with its psamophytic flora and fauna, with riverine forests and coastal lakes.
After a renovation of the building in 2008, a complete reorganization of the "Geology and Paleontology" exhibition hall was carried out. The new elements are: complete classification of minerals according to Systematic scale of the famous Bulgarian mineralogist Academician Ivan Kostov from (1993); the origin of the rocks and the latest geochronological scale; fossils from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. The impressive fossil teeth of ancestors of the present elephant are exhibited for the first time.
Two new dioramas are arranged in order to exhibit rare species such as the black stork and the brown bear in their native habitats.
You can get to Museum of Natural History by public buses 9, 14, 409 to bus stop "Sportna zala".
Adults: 3 lv
Children: 2 lv
May - September: 10:00-17:00hrs, day off: Monday
Tel.: +359 52 618 011