The Paleontology-Stratigraphy Museum is hosted by the Geology Department of the Babeş-Bolyai University; it has a long history and a rich scientific tradition. It was founded as an academic collection in 1919 by partially taking over the collections of the Franz Joseph University (founded in 1872). Then the collections have been reorganized and enriched with samples donated by geology professors and students. The exchanges that have taken place with museums and collectors from Romania and abroad are also contributing to the continuous diversification of the Museum's heritage.
Currently, the Museum is holding over 50,000 samples, of which approximately 30,000 are exposed permanently. The Museum's permanent collections have been structured according to taxonomic and stratigraphic criteria: the Collection of Types, the Taxonomic Paleontology Collection, the General Stratigraphy Collection, the Stratigraphy Collection of the Transylvanian Basin, the Open Air Collection.
Given its characteristic, the Paleontology-Stratigraphy Museum performs activities in the field of natural sciences, addressing to students as well as to the general public. The presentation of the permanent collection, the temporary exhibitions, the educational programs and the creation workshops organized by the Museum are highly appreciated by the visiting public.