Constanta Museum of Natural Sciences
Having an institutional tradition of over half a century, with an excellent material base and a multidisciplinary structure, the Museum of Natural Sciences Museum in Constanta is an important landmark in the
Having an institutional tradition of over half a century, with an excellent material base and a multidisciplinary structure, the Museum of Natural Sciences Museum in Constanta is an important landmark in the cultural and scientific landscape of the city, with emblematic value for the summer offer of the coast The evolution over time of the institution, the needs of continuous diversification of the public offer, the very alert growth rates of the big city, determined the appearance and functional development of two locations, each with different areas of the educational act, namely: to the public in 1958 after the renovation of an old building on the seafront esplanade, in the immediate vicinity of the Casino. The building underwent a series of renovations, the last one in 2007, which gave it a truly modern look. The museum complex is located on the west side of Soveja Square, on Mamaia Boulevard, in the NE part of the city. Consisting of an alternation of buildings, the complex is built between 1972 and 1973 and modernized between 2006 and 2007. In this generous space are located the sections: Microdelta, Dolphinarium, Planetarium and a permanent Exhibition of exotic birds.
The park of the complex is an excellent recreational area, with alleys and benches, located among trees and plant arrangements, all constituting a mini dendrological garden, with native and non-native species. The space of the Microreservation has a luster of water, surrounded by willows and marshy vegetation, a fragment of the lake ecosystem. With a staff of museographers with higher education, including three doctors of science and two PhD students, the institution is a landmark for university education in Constanta, but also for other university centers in the country. The museographers of this institution also develop, in parallel with the museum activity, research programs, an activity that through the communicated and published works has ensured an internal and international recognition. These activities have ensured the institutional or individual participation of specialists, series of professional bodies and organizations, among which we cite: the Romanian Society of Ichthyology; Romanian Society of Ornithology; Romanian National Oceanography Committee; Romanian National Association of Naturalist Museographers; Federation of Zoos and Aquariums of Romania; Balkan Environmental Association; European Association for the Protection of Marine Mammals.
Professionally, bilateral collaboration relations have been developed with the Varna Aquarium / Bulgaria, with the Zoology Institute of Chisinau / Moldova and the Beijing Aquarium / R.P.China; The operation of an International Bureau for Natural Sciences sponsored by the Balkan Environmental Association (BENA / Thessaloniki) was promoted in Constanţa, in addition to the Museum of Natural Sciences. over 30,000 exhibits, representing: mollusks, crustaceans, fish, birds and mammals. In this sense, collaboration relations have been established with numerous similar institutions from Europe, Asia and Africa.