About the Museum
The National Museum of Natural History and Science is the natural history museum located in Lisbon, Portugal. It has existed in some form since 1768. Its collection includes items pertaining to zoology, anthropology, geology and botany, with a total of over 620,000 objects. It is connected with the University of Lisbon whose relationship began in the early 20th century. It is located next to the Botanic Garden. It has numerous different exhibitions, which are temporary and permanent. The Museum is fully engaged in the mission of documenting the diversity of natural world, making first hand science through innovative R&D in the life sciences and history of science, and promoting scientific culture through the accessibility of its collections, as well as through exhibitions, educational programmes and hands-on activities.