After upgrades and renovations that lasted more than two years and a half, one of the most popular museums of Bucharest, the ‘Grigore Antipa’ National Museum of Natural History reopens Saturday. The museum will be radically changed now, with some 2,000 exhibits, including 37 new items received this year. The most spectacular are a white bear, a seal, a Canadian sheep, an arctic fox, and the head of a 75 year old elephant. The list of novelties also includes a 17 meter long diorama, an artificial cave with a length of 20 meters and the largest digital projection of a savannah rain.
The museum will have five halls for documentary movies, 66 infotouch screens, 3D projections, plasma screens and interactive systems for presenting the exhibits. The total cost of renovation and upgrade works amounted to some EUR 14 M, obtained from the Ministry of Culture and as European grants.
Full-price tickets will cost RON 20, pensioners will pay RON 10 and pupils RON 5.