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Museum of Natural Sciences hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 18:00 H.
Saturdays: 10:00 to 20:00 H.
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 to 14:30 H.
Closed Mondays, Jan. 1 and 6, May 1, and Dec. 25.
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.