Department of Mineralogy and Petrology Our broad research area includes the study of the solid matter of the Earth, from the mantle through the crust up to the surface, and of similar materials arrived from space (meteorites), from mineralogical, petrographical and geochemical aspects. Department of Palaeontology and Geology The basis of our research is the taxonomical identification of fossils. In this process the items of different localities are assigned by scientific names while the wonderful richness of ancient wildlife gets revealed. Department of Zoology Staff members of the Deparment of Zoology focus on the development and scientific use of the collections. Target areas of the collecting activities are the Carpathian Basin, the Balkans and the countries of Southeast Asia. Our studies are primarily taxonomical and faunistical, but we paricipate in ecological and conservation biological projects. Department of Anthropology The Department is a main basis of the Hungarian anthropological research. Our materials consist of finds from the Neolithic to the modern Hungarian history. Botanical Department Currently, with a staff of 13 researchers, the Botanical Department is mainly involved in the fields of floristics, vegetation studies and taxonomy, with research areas of palaeobotany (going back 190M years), seed-plants, cryptogams and plant conservation. Molecular Taxonomy Laboratory The lab serves as a research and training facility for the curatorial staff, postdoctoral associates, undergraduate and graduate students who conduct basic research in the field of molecular evolution, phylogeography, population biology and conservation biology Library Our library collects all kind of scientific publications on zoology, botany, mineralogy, paleontology and anthropology. Museum Escape Museum Escape invites you to a genuine, museum-based escape-room adventure to the world of taxonomy and anthropology.