HALL OF WONDERS
The Hall of Wonders of Nature provides an amazing array of some of the most beautiful and extraordinary examples of God’s creations. Many of these are highlighted in Scripture and Talmud for this reason. This exhibit combines live creatures (including birds, reptiles and amphibians) with taxidermy and other biological specimens. A major display is the wonders of the ocean, featuring everything from a whale’s mouthparts to manta rays to tiny ocean creatures.
HALL OF BIBLICAL WILDLIFE
Our primary exhibit hall displays a stunning array of taxidermy representing the animal world of the Bible. The lion, bear, hippopotamus, leopard, oryx, cheetah, deer, crocodile, hyena and others are all presented here. It is an awesome panorama of the animal world of the Bible and a window into the land of Biblical Israel. This is also our main event hall.
HALL OF SHOFARS
The Biblical Museum of Natural History possesses the world’s largest collection of shofars from different species.
It also includes an extraordinary variety of horns and other artifacts that may not be used as shofars, including an Aboriginal digeridoo and a unicorn horn!
HALL OF KOSHER CLASSIFICATION
The Hall of Kashrut is a unique display of the kosher and non-kosher mammals, birds, eggs, fishes, and insects. It combines some live exhibits (such as quails, doves and locusts) with amazing taxidermy (such as a giraffe and baby sharks), as well as fascinating skulls and other zoological artefacts.
For families and school groups, the petting zoo is a crucial part of the museum experience, allowing younger visitors to freely encounter and handle the friendlier animals. The exhibit also displays some of our more exotic wild animals, such as coatis (raccoon-like animals from South America) and falcons!
HALL OF SMALL ANIMALS
The Hall of Small Animals displays a variety of live exhibits of the smaller creatures mentionedin the Bible. This includes mammals, reptiles, amphibians,and insects that are mentioned elsewhere in Scripture. Most of the creatures can be handled by visitors, resulting in this being one of our most popular set of exhibits!
The Somer Family Serpentarium exhibits the snakes of the Bible along with many other snakes from around the world that visitors can handle. Lucky visitors get to hold our enormous python Cuddles, who is fifteen feet long and growing!