The newly opened Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv offers a rich, multi-faceted insight and exploration into nature through a different lens. The museum showcases natural wonders and living organisms of Israel through interactive exhibits and highlights the implications of urban development, climate change and the ever-changing ecosystems found throughout the region. With a focus on scientific research and understanding, the Natural History Museum is a much-anticipated addition to the city of Tel Aviv and notably one of the largest natural history museums in the Middle East.
About the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
Offering a variety of exhibits and programs, the key goal of the Natural History Museum is curating and developing public awareness and curiosity about the nature of things and the environmental consciousness on both a local and global scale. After almost two decades of planning, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv has finally opened its doors to the public and is anticipating some 150,000 visitors annually to explore the environmental artifacts and cultural displays. These extensively outlined expositions throughout the premises offer a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the natural history of Israel and the special attributes of the region.
With interactive displays, natural treasures and scientific encounters, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History showcases eight permanent exhibitions which show a broad spectrum of natural history artifacts and gems which were once upon a time only accessible to the academic world at the nearby Tel Aviv University. Now, these permanent exhibits share the knowledge and interesting collections with the world. Several temporary exhibits also showcase the abundant environmental and ecological features of the county.
In the near future, the Steinhardt Museum in Tel Aviv will also offer a progressive array of programs targeted towards school children and students but also the general public. Guided tours, education enrichment programs for schools, scientific encounters, family-oriented activities and workshops and evening symposiums are all slated to bring further awareness to a broad scope of visitors.
Inside the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv
Millions of years of evolution seen through living organisms, deep understanding of desert landscapes and insight into natural wonders, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History is a thorough and detailed experience. From over 5 millions of specimens of animals, the Tel Aviv museum highlights knowledge in an enticing way. Large overhanging fossils show the size and magnitude of the livings things on the earth, and among the flying exhibits, birds – from hawks to vultures, are stuffed and floating overhead which creates a meaningful connection to these feathered creatures. Exhibitions showcase real animals which have been well-preserved and offer a glimpse of these beings found in nature.
Walking throughout the 100,000 square foot building of the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, visitors are able to explore the displays from bugs and insects to wolves and aquatic life.
Visiting Tel Aviv’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
Located conveniently near the Tel Aviv University, you can find the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in the northern part of Tel Aviv and close to the Museum of the Jewish People of Beit Hatfutsot.
Tickets for the Natural History Museum are available for purchase online or can be purchased at the front desk of the museum entrance. Groups should contact the museum to arrange a group booking in advance (additional fees may apply)
Steinhardt Museum of Natural History – Opening Hours:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Friday and Holidays – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Saturdays – 10:00 – 2:00 pm
- Sundays – CLOSED
- Regular Admission – 50 NIS
- Trial Run – 35 NIS
- Children age 5 and under – FREE
- Companion for the disabled – FREE