The Biblical Museum of Natural History offers fun and educational programs that are ideal for seminaries and yeshivot. The guided, interactive tours impart powerful lessons in Torah, halacha and Jewish history, while the hands-on encounters with live exotic animals make for an incredibly exciting experience!
We offer two tour options: a shorter tour lasting around one and a quarter hours, and the more recommended in-depth tour lasting around two and a half hours. Pre/post tour educational materials are also available upon request. For evening programs, it is also possible to arrange a take-out dinner at museum, and usage of the auditorium for a movie of your choice (such as the family comedy “Night At The Museum”). These inspirational and enriching programs will be one of the highlights of the year for your students! We also provide a special group discount for educational institutions. Please write to [email protected]istory.org for more details.

 

Yeshivos and seminaries that have visited include:
Ashreinu • Amit • Darchei Noam (Shapells) • Bnos Chaya Mushka • Har Etzion • Lev HaTorah • Midreshet Eshel • Kerem B’Yavneh • Midreshet Torah Ve-Avodah • Machon Shlomo • Midreshet HaRova • Migdal HaTorah • Machon Maayan • Nefesh HaTalmid • Midreshet Rachel • Reishit Yerushalayim • Tiferet Center • Yesodei HaTorah • Tomer Devorah • Toronto Seminary • Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim

In the search for quality activities for yeshiva students in the realm of informal education, the Biblical Museum of Natural History stands alone.  We brought our entire student body to the museum with high hopes for an educational and entertaining afternoon, and the experience met and exceeded our very high expectations.  The exhibits are beautifully managed, and Rabbi Slifkin′s presentation combines fascinating Torah content with humor and plenty of doses of the unexpected.  No student left the museum disappointed, and their appreciation for and understanding of the science of Torah was greatly enhanced.  I highly recommend the Biblical Museum of Natural History to anyone who wants to deepen his understanding of the zoological marvels mentioned in the Torah and Chazal; you will not be disappointed.” – Rabbi Scott Kahn, Rosh Yeshivah, Yesodei HaTorah

We took our Shana Alef and Bet students for a 2 1/2 hour tour of the Biblical Museum of Natural History. Initially, I was concerned that it would be nearly impossible to hold the attention of nearly 80 teenaged students. I was pleasantly surprised that our students were engaged and involved the entire time. Rabbi Dr. Slifkin gave a fantastic informative, stimulating and interactive tour. He expertly weaved in humor, multimedia, props and live animals to hold their attention, and they had the time of their lives. It was a perfect balance of fun and education. One student remarked that this was her favorite trip so far this year!” – Rabbi Elie Mayer, Mashgiach Ruchani, Tiferet Seminary, Bet Shemesh

The Biblical Museum of Natural History is outstanding! I visited it with my children, and was very moved by how appealing the tour and exhibits were for people of all ages and varied backgrounds. I was delighted when the students from our yeshiva also had the opportunity to visit the museum on a yeshiva-organized excursion. They were raving about it when they returned!” – Rabbi Gidon Shoshan, Yeshiva Darche Noam/Shapell’s, Jerusalem

The seminary students of Machon Maayan greatly enjoyed their visit to the Museum of Natural History. The girls were captivated as they embarked on a zoological journey through time. They left with a clearer picture of what the animal kingdom of Israel once looked like and how it has changed today. At the conclusion of the presentation, the students wanted to continue to look through the exhibits – getting the girls to leave was no easy task! – Mrs. Meryl-Lee Abraham, Machon Maayan

Thank you so much for accommodating Midreshet Amit for a tour of the museum. The combination of history, geography, tanach and halacha was absolutely fascinating for our students to learn about. The hands-on experience with the animals that they would never normally touch was unforgettable! – Mrs. Barbara Vidomlanski, Midreshet Amit