The Museum of Natural History, housed in a historic structure from the 19th century in Jerusalem's German Colony neighborhood, is much more than simply a museum.
A natural oasis in the heart of the city, the museum offers visitors a variety of experiential, cultural, educational and fun nature-related activities. The museum also serves as a local neighborhood institution, hosting events that cater to children and adults from all sectors of the population in a warm and homey atmosphere, fusing a taste of the past with contemporary subjects.
The museum features a wide variety of displays from the natural sciences and zoology as well as a display about flying animals, mammals, and crawlers in Israel on dioramas.
Visitors to the museum can enjoy a large, shady sculpture garden, displays and exhibitions, a screening room, a library, an educational live animal corner (groups only), a professional staff, and a community garden.
Displays and exhibitions:
Geology and the earth's structure, with an extensive display of precious stones and minerals
The human body with displays of the blood flow system, the heart, breathing, feelings, skeleton, and muscles.
Taxidermy display of small and large mammals, including a Syrian bear, a lion, and a tiger
Temporary exhibitions on various topics
Special exhibits: two headed calf, enlarged 3D spider display
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Paid Parking
- Kids friendly
Adults - 15 NIS | Children (3-12), seniors - 12 NIS
Summer Camps at the Museum of Natural History
The summer camps at the museum of natural history are built on experiential educational experiences that make use of the museum's collection as well as the live animal corner and the extensive garden. The camp boasts small groups staffed by professional guides who accompany the children throughout the day in all of the activities, an intimate, family atmosphere, and personal attention.
Topics of study include: where animals live, how animals communicate, light and shadows, bees and honey, animal stories, sustainable living, and more. The activities are accompanied by arts and crafts activities.
Participants receive a morning meal, a hot meat lunch, and afternoon snack, and drinks throughout the day.
The camp takes place from Sunday-Thursday from 8:00-15:45. (Short day until 13:30 - breakfast only)
Appropriate for ages 4.5-12.
Registration takes place at the museum's offices or call 02-5631116 | fax: 02-566-0666
After School Activities
The museum runs after school activities on various topics throughout the year. Topics include mammals, birds, animal exteriors, dinosaurs, eggs, colors and shapes in nature, animal senses and communication, predators and prey, bees and honey, desert and adaptation.
*The museum comes to you: museum staff will come to you with displays from the museum's collection, including models, taxidermy animals, live animals, and more for a one time activity or series of events.
*Sweet learning experience: The museum is home to a collection of bee hives and honey bees. The activity here includes learning about the biology of bees, the bee family, bee keeping equipment, a tour of and activity in the bee hive, collecting honey from a hive.
Visits to the live animal corner and the bee hive is for groups only at an extra charge, with advance registration only.
Birthdays and more with the Museum of Natural History
The museum will travel to you for birthdays, workshops, and special events. Options include one-time only events as well as a series, all at attractive, affordable prices.
The museum's guides will come to you with displays from the museum's collection. Story hours and theater are also available.
Birthdays and other events can also be held on museum grounds.