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Exploring the halls of the National Museum of Natural Sciences has never been easier. You are just one click away from accessing one of the oldest museums in Europe, which will undoubtedly delight both children and adults. If you have a computer or a mobile device, let yourself be carried away by the different rooms and discover the history of science in our country.
As we advanced you, the Chamberí district is home to one of the oldest natural history museums in Europe and the most important in Spain. Since its foundation in 1771 by King Carlos III with the acquisition of the collection of the enlightened Pedro Franco Dávila, and the creation in 1776 of the Royal Cabinet of Natural History, which allowed this institution to increase its funds, it has been the guardian of scientific and educational collections that have supported research and the dissemination of natural sciences.
The National Museum of Natural Sciences hosts interesting exhibitions, many of which are permanent such as 'Minerals, Fossils and Human Evolution', 'Biodiversity' or 'The Royal Cabinet'; temporary collections that seek to approach the younger public; and at the same time it is one of the most important research centres dedicated to the natural sciences in the country.
If you still haven't had a chance to discover the wonders it holds inside, we make it easy for you. Thanks to new technologies and the help of Google Arts & Culture, you can explore the museum without leaving home from a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.
You will see two interactive exhibitions up close with the Indoor Street View tool, which will give you access to historical pieces of the museum, some of which are not on display to the public, and even take 'Un paseo por el MNCN' (A walk around the MNCN) through its guided visit, which will take you to various unique corners of the museum. But if you still want more, don't miss its 360º virtual tour.
Don't think twice and discover this real treasure, which presents us with the history of our planet, the geological eras, the skeletons of dinosaurs and large mammals, the origin of humanity and its evolution.
Image credits: Web Virtual visit to the National Museum of Natural Sciences