The Granollers Museum of Natural Sciences Learn to observe the environment
Front of the Museu d'Història Natural de Granollers. CC BY-SA 4.0 - Vàngelis Villar / Wikimedia Commons
From discovering bats to exploring the Milky Way. The Granollers Museum of Natural Sciences works towards the conservation, study and dissemination of science around some very diverse subjects: palaeontology, geology, botany, meteorology and, in particular, zoology. And specifically, one of the most important collections it houses is that of butterflies from around the world and tropical beetles.
Visitors can also discover the permanent exhibition of fossils from the late Triassic site of Montseny (250 million years ago), samples from the mining of minerals at Gualba, Matagalls and Vallcarca, and a herbarium of lichen.
Since 1987, the headquarters of the Museum has been an old modernista tower known as La Tela, or the Casa Pius Anfres, to which a new building of more than 2,000 m² was added in 2012, making it one of the leading museums of natural sciences in Spain. The garden that surrounds the complex has a display of botany and geology from the Vallès Oriental region.
In the new facilities there is a space set aside for the firmament. This is the planetarium, with a dome 6 metres in diameter. Here you can see projections of the night sky from both the past and the future!
In addition to these facilities, the Museum also manages the Nature Room at Can Cabanyes, in the Can Cabanyes Nature Reserve, and the Granollers Meteorological Station on Puig de les Forques.
Plan your visit
What can I do?
The Granollers Museum of Natural Sciences offers a wide range of educational activities related to the natural sciences, the environment and the natural heritage.
Tuesday to Saturday and holidays from 16 to 19 hours. Every Sunday from 11 to 14 hours.
Holidays closed to the public: every Monday. 1 and 6 January, Holy Thursday and Good Friday, the 1st of May, the 11th of September and on Christmas Day and Sant Esteve.
Vancances Closed: From 11 July to 25 August. The offices remain open from 9:00 to 13:00 on weekdays throughout the summer.
Open: Last Sunday of each month. Guided tour of the exhibitions and the museum store.
Group tours pre-arranged from Monday to Friday during school hours.