The natural history museum will be the first completely green museum in Bulgaria. This will happen with the implementation of a project to build a photovoltaic plant for 63 kWp.
“We have prepared a letter to EVN for permission, the project is yet to be coordinated with the National Institute for Immovable Cultural Heritage. The panels will be added to the Ritual House and will provide 80 to 100 percent of our electricity costs,” said the director of the Natural History Museum Ognyan Todorov. He has submitted a search warrant for the necessary funds to the Municipality of Plovdiv.
The reason his team embarked on such a project is that the museum has very high costs because of the living exhibits it cares for.
The Natural History Museum is one of the most visited state institutions in Plovdiv. For the last year, report revenues of BGN 450,000, which will allow the team to implement a series of new projects.
In two weeks, the enriched hall with dinosaurs will open its doors with four new animatronic models of a 7-meter-long tyrannosaurus rex, a triceratops, a 4-meter-long pterodactyl and a stegosaurus. Along with the curious multimedia that will come to life on the walls in the hall, activated through tablets, visitors will be able to see real teeth of seven types of dinosaurs, a skeleton of a pterosaur and two types of eggs of ancient giants.
An animatronic butterfly will make the Butterfly Festival even more attractive for children.
By the end of February, a complete update of the planetarium’s program will be made, which will allow visitors to watch a new film of the museum with the European Space Agency.
The “Mammals” exhibit also has new animals. It is about an imposing brown bear and a wolf donated to the museum by , as well as a black American bear from the zoo in Sofia.