Explore the world at the Natural History and Science Museum

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Explore the world at the Natural History and Science Museum

After the renovation and fusion of two museums – Science on one side and Natural History on the other, discover how the world evolved through various angles of Porto's University.

In one of Porto's most touristic neighbourhoods, the University occupies historical buildings. The science department found its home in an old presbytery and now welcomes history and natural science enthusiasts. Four large collections, like geology and zoology, will take curious visitors for a journey across the globe. The palaeontology section in particular remains quite impressive among young and old alike, with fossils (animals and plants) and dinosaur bone reproductions. As for the archaeological and anthropological parts, dealing with the development of our societies, they tell of the major scientific missions carried out during the Portuguese colonial Empire. The large collections of African, Asian and Melanesian arts, as well as instruments and tools are all being shed a light on through original study documentation. Two short kilometres away, the Campo Alegre Botanical Garden is also well worth a visit. Once there, check out the playful sensory experiences: visitors of all ages will love them.

Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto
Praça Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto
+351 22 040 8686
https://mhnc.up.pt

Porto Botanical Garden
Rua do Campo Alegre 1191
4150-181 Porto
+351 22 040 8700
https://jardimbotanico.up.pt