Saint-Mitre Park has housed the museum's administrative and educational departments since April 2014 but the collections are no longer on show as there are no exhibition galleries. They are studied and stored in another site before they are put back on public display. The Museum still has much to offer: educational workshops for schools and children, national events such as the Nature Festival in May and Science Festival in October, external exhibitions, monthly conferences and naturalist inventories.
There are lots of opportunities to introduce the masses to the rich heritage that makes our region what it is.
The Natural History Museum was founded in 1838 with the purchase of a collection of birds and now has almost 470,000 specimens in all areas of natural science: zoology, palaeontology, botany, geology, prehistory and ethnology. The museum has run palaeontology digs since 1994 and is so famous for its amazing collection of dinosaur eggs that the city is nicknamed Eggs-en-Provence. It is behind countless scientific discoveries including the Arcovenator escotae, a large carnivorous dinosaur which was unknown in Europe until now.