The Estepona Paleontological Museum is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in the history of life on Earth. The museum is home to a local collection of fossils and exhibits that trace the evolution of animals and plants over millions of years. The museum was inaugurated in the year 2000, being a benchmark in the recognition of Andalusian paleontological heritage.
The collection includes: Marine molluscs from the Pliocene of the Málaga and Estepona basins (with an age of 5 to 3 million years)
A Late Triassic coral reef (Rhaetian, 210 million years old) with the best-preserved fossils of the Rhaetavicula contorta mollusk in Spain. They are the oldest fossils discovered in Estepona, including corals, molluscs, sponges and stromatolites.
A selection of fossils that offer a paleontological sequence from the Lower Cambrian, (Trilobites from the Sierra Norte de Sevilla), the Mesozoic era, (ammonites and belemnites from Casares and Seville) and the Cenozoic era, up to the Holocene, with a collection of current marine molluscs from around the world.
A sample of rocks and minerals from the environment with special attention to the singularity that Sierra Bermeja presents.
The museum also features interactive displays, videos, and other educational resources that make learning about paleontology engaging and fun.
The Estepona Paleontological Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in the natural history of the region and beyond. With its impressive collection, engaging exhibits, and educational resources, the museum is an excellent destination for families, school groups, and anyone with an interest in science and history.