The SNSB

SNSB Logo grosThe Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, SNSB) are a research institution for natural history in Bavaria. They encompass five State Collections (zoology, botany, paleontology and geology, mineralogy, anthropology and paleoanatomy), the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg and eight museums with public exhibitions in Munich, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Eichstätt and Nördlingen.

Our research focuses mainly on the past and present bio- and geodiversity and the evolution of animals and plants. To achieve this we have large scientific collections (almost 35,000,000 specimens). Collections and museums also play an instrumental role in public and academic education.

The SNSB employ more than 250 people, thereof more than 30 permanent and 30 third-party funded scientists.

On the following pages, please read more about our:

Institutions

Structure of the SNSB

History

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The exhibitions of the Bavarian Natural History Collections (including the Botanical Garden Muenchen-Nymphenburg) are visited by more than 750,000 people each year, making these collections one of the most important educational institutions of Bavaria. With more than 30 permanent research scientists and the large, valuable scientific collections the Bavarian Natural History Collections are one of the most significant German research institutions in the field of Natural History.

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current exhibitions (only available in German)

Das grüne Fressen

12. April bis 4. Mai 2014

Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg


Vulkanismus - eine heiße Geschichte

10. April bis 2. November 2014

Jura-Museum Eichstätt


Und ewig lockt der Mond
Neue Blicke der Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission der NASA

10. April bis 4. November 2014

RiesKraterMuseum


Die Spinnen sind zurück!

Faszination Spinnen

28. März bis 14. September 2014

Museum Mensch und Natur


Auf den Spuren fränkischer Saurier

13. Februar bis 31. Dezember 2014

Urwelt-Museum Oberfranken


and more

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