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


Small brachiopods tell the story of the Cretaceous sea

Shells of small (micromorphic) brachiopods are not so attractive as other fossils preserved in the white chalk facies…


Crocodylomorf from Wieluń area

In the Jurassic period, besides the well-known plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs, there existed a third group of widely distributed large predatory marine reptiles…


Ocean temperature reconstruction

Reconstruction of the Ocean surface water temperature based on calibration of many geochemical indicators from skeletons.


New finds of Early Triassic amphibians and reptiles from Poland

Vertebrate bones are rare in the Lower Triassic deposits of the Holy Cross Mountains.


A natural cast of a Triassic turtle shell

… The specimen represents an exceptionally large individual, larger than the known representatives of Proterochersis robusta from the same formation…


A redescription of Trachelosaurus fischeri from Triassic of Germany

Trachelosaurus, described over 100 years ago, turned out to be not a chimera…


A new plesiosaur from the Jurassic of Germany

Franconiasaurus brevispinus is a new early plesiosaur established based on two three-dimensionally preserved skeletons from the Lower Jurassic of Germany.


Bagaraatan is a chimaera

Bagaraatan ostromi is an enigmatic carnivorous dinosaur described from the Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation in Mongolia.


Polymorphic carbonate in fish otoliths

Many organisms exhibit astonishing biomineralization abilities, forming polymorphic minerals from the same chemical substance.