About the Institution
The Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns (SNSB, The Bavarian Natural History Collections) is a research institution on natural history. The Bavarian state organisation encompasses five State Collections (zoology, botany, paleontology and geology, mineralogy, anthropology and paleoanatomy), the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg and a number of museums with public exhibitions in Munich, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Eichstätt, Nördlingen and Nürnberg. The research focuses mainly on the past and present bio- and geodiversity and the evolution of animals, fungi and plants. To achieve this we have large zoological, anthropological, paleontological and mineralogical collections and a herbarium (almost 35,000,000 specimens) as well as a Botanical Garden and a DNA Bank.