Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

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natural history museum in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Geographical coordinates: 32.113701 34.807448


English Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies at Tel Aviv University, is a natural history museum in Israel, including both education and a research center. It is the largest and most active center in Israel of documentation and science, focusing on biodiversity research and its varied applications including nature conservation, environmental protection, and agriculture.The museum is set for the discovery, collections development and care, and scientific categorization of millions of specimens, documenting the flora and fauna in the area, as well as the history of humankind and its interactions with the environment. It provides access to its scientific treasures and accumulated knowledge to the public and the scientific and professional community.The Museum’s collections holding some 5.5 million items accumulated by many scientists from Tel Aviv University and other institutions, find their new home at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History.The collections document the flora and fauna of Israel and the Middle East for thousands of years, as well as human development and the history of humankind.

The museum building is located in the east of Tel Aviv University campus, across the Diaspora Museum gate, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens

and the I. Meier Segals Garden for Zoological Research.

The construction of the museum building was made possible following the support of Michael Steinhardt, former Chairman of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, and his wife, Judy, as well as donations from other foundations and individuals (Yad Hanadiv, Dan David Foundation, Arison Foundation, KKL-JNF, Millie Phillips, Colette Kerber, and Haim Filler, as well as government assistance provided by the Planning and Grants Committee of the Council of Higher Education, the Ministries of Environmental Protection; Agriculture and Rural Development; Tourism; Science & Technology.

The museum's collections operate under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and with the support of the Planning and Grants Committee of the Council of Higher Education.

Designed by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects. The museum opened to the public July 2018.

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English Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

Opened in summer 2018, mainly aimed at children, various fauna & flora and eco-exhibits.

Address 12 Klausner
Last Edit2018-12-30
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