In the Museums halls, 1.000 m² are dedicated to animal diversity: from the smallest of insects to the elephant, and including the dolphin, the koala, the gorilla, the rhinoceros, the anaconda, spiders, octopus, various “sea shells”, animals from our regions, a multitude of birds, a 19m long whale… over 20.000 preserved specimens from across the globe, either stuffed or just the skeletal remains.
The animals are distributed in several especially dedicated large rooms, according to their systematic classification. Almost all the Phyla and animal Classes are represented. The many historic illustrations and explanatory texts are the work of Fernande KRAENTZEL, the conservator of the museum when it opened.
The Museum is divided into four large rooms and a smaller one:
The Madrepore room (corals) is located in an intermediary floor (between first and second).