Founded in 1935 by the commander of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the MTA (General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration) opened the Natural History Museum on 7 February 1968, and this historical museum built on an area of 4000 m2 in the MTA has 3 caves It consists of 5 sections.
The bottom floor of the museum is the part where animals, plant specimens living in Turkey – lived. Here are close to 100 examples, extinct species of animals or plants are displayed in a natural environment appropriate.
The entrance floor is completely devoted to Paleontology and a total of approximately 6400 fossil materials are exhibited. The fossil skeleton of a carnivorous dinosaur purchased in the USA is a mulaj pattern of one of the filler ancestors who lived in France 15 million years ago, presented by the Natural History Museum of France, as well as in the Kahramanmaraş / Gâvur lake. There is the skeleton of the Marashian who lived in the 2nd half of the 1000th year.
Natural History Museum
The first stone of the museum is decorated with mineralogical – petrographic examples and is systematically exhibited in conformity with international standards of 3300. The Moon Stone brought to the moon by an American in the year of 1972 is the smallest stone that has fallen in the village of Sivas / Interesting stone works such as meteorites, rich marble samples of Turkey are on this floor.
Other parts of the museum exhibit the tools and equipment used in the field laboratory work since the establishment of the MTA.
Visited by an average of 40-50,000 people a year, this museum amazes visitors. You will not be influenced for a long time and you are free to enter this museum and you will not be able to understand how the day passes.
Opening hours: 09:00 – 16:00 – The museum has an open car park.