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Museum of Natural Sciences
The Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (National Museum of Natural Sciences) was founded by Carlos III in 1771, with a different name. Carlos III was a man who was interested in many things and he had wonderful collections of almost everything, and one of his collections of natural sciences became the basis of the museum. Today in this museum, there are 6 million pieces in the collection. What are interesting are the stuffed animals, which cover a very wide range of species. This is the biggest museum of its type in Spain and a very interesting place to visit, especially for children, because they are enchanted with the stuffed animals.
Since the 18th century, the National Museum of Natural Science has been one of the most emblematic institutions of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It promotes the fullest possible knowledge about the diversity of the natural world, and works to improve the way society views science and the wealth of our natural heritage. It is a cutting-edge museum institution and unique in Spain. The dinosaurs have now returned as part of the permanent exhibition on Minerals, Fossils and Human Evolution.