The National Museum of Natural History of Chile (MNHN) is one of the three Chilean state museums of national rank.
It is located in Quinta Normal Park, in the western sector of the city of Santiago.
The mission of the museum is to generate knowledge and promote the valuation of Chile’s natural and cultural heritage in order to foster and strengthen its understanding in society.
It was the first to be founded (in 1830) and is the most visited in the country. It is popularly known as “Museum of the Whale”, by its skeleton of Balaenoptera borealis. The whale is called Greta and it is stood in its central hall.