Founded on March 4, 1975, the Geological Museum of Bahia (MGB) is a center of research, dissemination and preservation of geological heritage of Bahia and develops projects of a scientific, educational and cultural.


Knowing the soil and rocks beneath our feet where the subsoil, as well as fossils of creatures that inhabited our Earth is to know our history and also our Geological Heritage.


With more than 10,000 samples of rocks, minerals and fossils, the MGB provides visitors a journey through geological time through its thematic exhibitions: Solar System Meteorites, Minerals, Rocks, Mineral Resources Prospecting, Radioactive Minerals, Mineral Craft, Crystals of energy, Petroleum, Gems, Collection Otto Billian, Paleontology and Ornamental Stones.
Linked to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mining (SICM) of the State of Bahia, the MGB has realized projects with the Company Bahia Mineral Research (CBPM), Nuclear Industries of Brazil (INB), Petrobras, Living Art Museum of Cinema and the municipalities of the state of Bahia.


The MGB is registered in the National Register of Museums, Ministry of Culture and participates in events promoted by the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM).

Tour Virtual

Discover the Museum’s collection, with a virtual tour.


Plan your visit, see our schedules and scheduling tours.


Check out our collections and traveling exhibitions and temporary.


Here curiosisdades on minerals and how they are present in their day to day.