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The Museum of Nature

The Nature Museum of the National Park is one of the largest and best museums of this profile in the Republic of Belarus in terms of its design and collection richness.
The Museum of Nature has no equal in the republic regarding the number of visitors (about 150 thousand people a year).

The Nature Museum of the National Park is one of the largest and best museums of this profile in the Republic of Belarus in terms of its design and collection richness, besides has no equal in the number of visitors in the republic (about 150 thousand people a year).

The modern building of the ecological and educational center, in which the Museum of Nature is located, was built in 2009 to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Belovezhskaya Pushcha nature reserve.

The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature
The Museum of Nature

In the lobby there is a souvenir stand, a wardrobe, restrooms, reclining chairs, a coffee machine for fans of this invigorating drink, a multimedia projector is installed, films about the nature of Belovezhskaya Pushcha are shown. Various exhibitions are held there as well.

Excursions are offered in English and German for foreign tourists (upon prior request).

Audio guides are very popular among visitors - individual technical devices which reproduce the voice text of the excursion in Russian, English, German and French.

There is a conference hall for 140 seats in the museum building for conferences, meetings conducting, etc.

The museum has 3 large and 2 small themed halls with a total area of ​​1320 square meters, which are mainly represented by faunistic collections with the addition of individual elements of the plant world. The exposition of the Nature Museum was made by the leading enterprise of the Republic of Belarus "Unitary Enterprise "Artistic Combine" (Minsk) and consists of a number of blocks, interconnected and continuing each other. The materials which reveal the historical past of Belovezhskaya Pushcha in chronological order are interweaved in their basis. Expositions are made with the maximum approach to reality, reflect the richness of species and the forest ecosystems of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, create an atmosphere of presence among the pristine nature. The impression is enhanced by the sounds of nature - the noise of the forest, the sound of rain, the chirping of birds, grunting and the roar of forest animals that accompany the journey through the museum. The use of forest landscapes photographs for the background design of dioramas as it expands their boundaries and space.

To fully show the region's biodiversity, projection screens are displayed in the museum halls, which show photographs of natural, historical and cultural sites of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The first hall recreates the initial stages of the ancient Belovezhsky forest development and species of animals that disappeared from its fauna in historical times.

Seasonal features and the most striking traits of nature in different seasons are presented in the second hall. Snow-covered winter forest, characteristic pictures of spring, summer and autumn give an idea of the inhabitants’ life of the Pushcha forest.

The third hall of the museum displays the biodiversity of the forest wetland ecosystems, as well as some characteristic episodes from the forest dwellers’ life. Visiting the museum is interesting both for adults and small guests of Belovezhskaya Pushcha.

Price:
5,00
BYN (adult bicket), , 
4,00
BYN (child bicket) before 14 years old
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