National Museum of Natural History and Science (MUHNAC) / Museums of the University of Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal


MUHNAC documents the diversity and history of the natural world, through innovative research and development in the life sciences and history of science, and promotes scientific culture through the accessibility of its collections, and through exhibitions, educational programmes and hands-on activities. It hosts researchers and PhD and MSc students, focusing their research on biodiversity, systematics, evolution, paleontology of vertebrates, sedimentary geology and environmental education, as well as on science communication, astronomy, history of science, material and visual culture of science, scientific heritage and history of museums and collections. Besides leading the Portuguese Research Infrastructure of Scientific Collections, the museum is engaged in national and international projects.

Rua da Escola Politécnica, 56/58
1250-102 Lisboa
T +351 21 392 18 00

José Pedro Sousa Dias
T +351 21 392 18 00

Deputy Director
Marta Lourenço
T +351 21 392 18 00

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