The Biblical Museum of Natural History, located facing the entrance to Beit Shemesh in Israel, is a unique institution that is part zoo, part natural history museum, and completely educational and fun! It showcases the animal world of the Bible with a fascinating array of both live and non-live exhibits. Visits are conducted via guided and self-guided tours, which include hands-on experiences! Through the exciting and interactive tour, visitors learn the identities and symbolism of the animals of Scripture, lessons in Jewish values, law and history, and the natural history of Biblical Israel.
The Art of the Ark
An incredible Ark exhibit of Noah's Arks
from around the world, housed in our
Hall of Wonders.
Dedicated in memory of Anne Samson
Can be seen during the guided tours in the museum
Plan Your Visit
Please note all visits to the museum must be booked in advance
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What Our Visitors Say
“By far one of the most fun educational experiences ever! We learned oodles of information while having a fascinating time!”
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"My kids range in age from 2 to 13 and they all said that this place was the most fun they had. And, as the adult, I agree!"