Welcome to the Bavarian Natural History Collections (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, SNSB)!
The Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB) are a research institution for natural history in Bavaria. They encompass five State Collections (zoology, botany, palaeontology 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 (more than 30,000,000 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