Felipe Poey Natural History Museum

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The Felipe Poey Natural History Museum is one of the Cuba 's most preeminent institutions. This Natural History Museum has a great historical and scientific importance because it was the fist of its kind in Cuba . If you visit Havana, we recommend you this Natural History Museum.

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Felipe Poey Natural History Museum

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The museum's collection was compiled during the 19th century by the eminent Cuban scientist Felipe Poey and now occupies the ground floor of the Felipe Poey building on the campus of Havana University. It contains unique pieces, such as fish preserved personally by Poey in the first half of the 19th century, the smallest bird in the world, a stuffed specimen of an extinct species of pigeon, and 1 B endemic Cuban birds that are part of the country's largest collection. There are also specimens of living fossils such as the alligator gar and exotic animals like the primitive almiqui.

This museum is of great historical and scientific importance because it was the fist of its kind in Cuba and because most of its specimens were collected personally by outstanding scientists like Don Carlos de la Torre, Grundlach, and Felipe Poey.

It has a historical and scientific value not only because it was the first founded in Cuba, but also because of its genuine collections and samples that were mostly exclusively collected by well-known scientists around the world (Sponges, Shells, Fish, Mollusks, Crustaceans, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles).

It contains unique pieces, such as fish preserved personally by Poey in the first half of the 19th century, the smallest bird in the world, a stuffed specimen of an extinct species of pigeon, and 1 B endemic Cuban birds that are part of the country's largest collection.

Type: Natural History Museum.

Address:
Edificio Felipe Poey, Planta Baja, Plaza Ignacio Agramonte, Universidad de la Habana, Vedado.

Felipe Poey Natural History Museum, Havana, Cuba

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