The Museum of the History of Nature named after Hasan bey ZardabiThe museum was created on the basis of Biology department of Azerbaijan State Museum in 1930 and is under Geology Institute of Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan SSR (present day Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences) since 1945. In 1944 the museum was named after Hasan bey Zardabi. The museum is consisted of two main sections: geology and zoology sections. In the geology section, information, different maps and diagrams about geological and tectonic structure of Azerbaijan, minerals and rock taken from ore and non-metal deposits spread on large scale, as well as samples of sediments are exhibited. In zoology section, skeletons, stuffed models, tracks, dead bodies preserved in special solutions of vertebrate and invertebrate animals that lived in modern and geological past, panels reflecting the flora of Azerbaijan are exhibited. Sponges, coelenterates, echinoderms, arthropods and etc. are represented in the collection of invertebrate animals. Several classes of subphylum of vertebrates: amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals, and etc. are widely exhibited in the museum. Stuffed models of 20 animals that are preserved in reserve and names of which are included in “Red Book” are in the gold fund of the museum. There are Binagadi, Pirekushkul, Eldar hipparion, Mingechevir and etc. collections dating back to Quaternary era in the museum.