Basic information


Polish Academy of Sciences

Address: Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad 1, 00-110 Warszawa
Phone: (+48 22) 656 66 37
E-mail: muzewol@paleo.pan.p

Opening times

Tuesday – Saturday:   8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday:  9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

On other days and public holidays, the Museum is closed.

Last visitors can enter the Museum 30 minutes before closing.

Museum of Evolution is not adapted for people with disabilities – we are sorry for the inconvenience.

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed to enter the museum.


Ticket prices

Adults – 20 PLN
Children & Students (ISIC) – 10 PLN

Warsaw Pass

International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

All information boards accompanying the exhibits are in Polish only.

Museum News


Protoceratops are hatching at the Museum of Evolution  IP PAS!

On December 6, a new exhibition was unveiled at the Museum of Evolution of the Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw showing a restoration of a protoceratops nest…

Science News


Graptolites have been discovered growing on algae

For the first time, the unusual phenomenon of graptolites growing on algae is observed.


Carboniferous ostracod behavior discovered

Monospecific ostracod accumulations mainly within cephalopod (a nautiloid and two goniatites) phragmocones (siphuncle and camerae), are described from the Carboniferous of England.


Jurassic ammonites from Patagonia

Jurassic sediments of hydrocarbon seeps from La Elina Ranch (northern Patagonia) are the only source of information on this kind of environment in South America.


An armoured marine reptile from the Early Triassic of South China

A Polish-Chinese research team described a new saurosphargid marine reptile from the Early Triassic of China (Hubei Province)…


Otoliths of fish from the Early Cretaceous of Poland

About 140 million years ago, Poland was a sea connecting the Tethys Ocean with the Boreal Sea…


Plesiosaurus teeth from the Owadów-Brzezinka site

The Owadów-Brzezinki quarry is one of the most important paleontological sites in Poland…


Trematospondylus, a long-forgotten middle Jurassic plesiosaur

Described in 1858, Trematospondylus macrocephalus from the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) of Germany is one of the earliest established plesiosaur taxa.


A new classification of sponges from the Eocene of Australia

The newly collected, very rich and well preserved material showed that previously wrongly attributed Eocene sponges from SW Australia…


Shri devi – velociraptor from Mongolia

The material of a carnivorous dinosaur found in the 1970s by a Polish-Mongolian paleontological expedition in the Gobi Desert is newly interpreted as belonging to the Shri devi species…