The museum presents the richness of flora and fauna of the National Park. The open-air exhibition is dedicated to interesting bird species and is one of the main attractions of Międzyzdroje.
The Museum of Natural History of the Wolin National Park to Prof. Adam Wodziczko was founded in 1962, then had its seat in a historic white palace from the 19th century and in 1995 was moved to a modern building with an area of 900 m2. The museum presents collections of fauna and flora of the Wolin National Park.
In 1960 the Scientific Council of the National Park of Wollin decided to establish the Museum of Natural History. The collection of pieces for the museum began and in 1961 the first nature exhibition was opened. The exhibition was very well received and was visited by over 3500 people. In 1962, the exhibition was transformed into the Natural History Museum, which presented several new exhibitions with a 100% increase in visitors. New animal and plant specimens were added to the museum, the constantly expanding collection of exhibits enjoyed great popularity, and by the end of the 1970s the museum was visited by about 100 thousand people per year. In the 90th years the museum occupied the whole building with an area of 350 m2 and presented its collections in 8 rooms. In 1995 the seat of the museum was moved to a modern building.
The exhibition of the museum occupies 5 halls. Permanent exhibitions present the beauty and uniqueness of the park's nature and the richness of its fauna and flora. These include birds of the Swine back delta, forest mammals representative of the Wolin fauna, and animals of the park's water ecosystems. In the museum you can learn more about the geological structure of the island and about the history of Baltic amber. Noteworthy are large dioramas depicting landscapes characteristic of the park, such as the coast of the Szczecin Lagoon, cliffs by the sea at different times of the year, and bison. In the dioramas you can see several dozen species of water birds, including cormorants, goldeneyes, swans, kingfishers, great crested grebes. Among the most valuable are the largest collection of male Siamese fighting fish in mating dress in Poland with about 130 specimens, a specimen of a golden-skinned penguin, a diorama of a sea eagle with chicks, grey seals, bison specimens and forest mammals.
Sea eagles are a characteristic symbol of the Wolin National Park. Next to the museum you can admire a pair of these magnificent birds of prey. In addition to sea eagles, you can also see the eagle owl - the largest Polish owl. This open-air exhibition is one of the main attractions of Międzyzdroje.
The museum also has two conference rooms with modern equipment, which show nature films for residents and tourists in the summer.
The former museum building houses the Old Museum Gallery, established in 2005. It shows exhibitions on various themes, mainly related to nature and history education and artistic creation - photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, music.
The facility is fully adapted to the needs of disabled people.