Biblical Museum of Natural History


Natural History Museum + Biblical Education Center + Zoo = Unique Family Activity (Only in Israel)

This unique new museum combines a love for Biblical History and nature by opening a window into life during Biblical times. Learn about the animals that lived in the time of the Torah and their symbolism in Scripture, Midrash and Talmud.  At the same time gain a deeper understanding of the Land of Israel and how the local flora and fauna played an integral role in our history.

The museum is the brainchild of Rabbi Natan Slifkin, aka the “Zoo Rabbi”. His knowledge of the animal kingdom and how it connects to stories in the Bible is unsurpassed and now he has found a way to share it with kids, teens and adults at the new Biblical Museum of Natural History. Tours are interactive, hands on experiences and the exhibits include live and non- live taxidermy exhibits.

What makes this museum different? 
The vivid exhibits are not behind glass. You can walk up close to see a stuffed lion or a Kiwi egg. Being led through the auditorium of exhibits by Rabbi Slifkin is truly a unique experience that you can only have in Israel unless you are lucky enough to go on Safari with him.  Children of all ages can hold the animals, so keep an eye on the little ones.

  • See the snails that produce Techelet
  • Learn about the quails that were given to Bnei Yisrael when they complained about the manna
  • Hold a Boa Constrictor
  • Learn the difference between animal eggs
  • See an incredible shofar collection from a variety of animals from all over the world

The museum is located in Beit Shemesh a 30 minute drive from Jerusalem. Tours are scheduled in advanced by reservation and can be arranged in Hebrew or English. This is truly one of the unique museums in Israel that each family should add to their itinerary.

Call the Biblical Museum of Natural History 073-213-1662

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Animal Chugim
Enroll your child in the most unusual chug(workshop) in the country! The Biblical Museum of Natural History’s chug introduces your child to the extraordinary world of animals. Our unique collection of live exotic animals, skulls and bones, and taxidermy mounts will all play a role, along with special guest animals that are brought in for the occasion! The students will also engage extensively in handling the animals and learning how to take care of them.
For more details and registration, call 073-213-1662 or write to us

Directions to the Biblical Museum of Natural History
From Jerusalem take Route 1 to the Beit Shemesh exit. Follow the Route 38 till you come to Beit Shemesh and make a left at the BIG shopping mall. Go straight past the mall and past Beit Shemesh Bowling and when you see a gas station on your right you will see a sign for the museum on your left. Make a left and park your car.

FIJ Tips

Don't miss this unique and exciting new museum! My kids loved it.


Sunday – Friday by reservation


40 NIS Adult
30 NIS Child (3-18)
Payment can be made by CC, cash or check


Ages 3+
Ideal for ages 8+


English / Hebrew


Private Tours -1 hour or 2 hour tours
Leave extra time to roam around the exhibit hall and for the petting corner


The Beit Shemesh Mall is walking distance with lots of food options

Venue: Biblical Museum of Natural History

Address: Ha-Tzaba St 5
Beit Shemesh, Israel
Neighborhood: Beit Shemesh Industrial Zone
Parking: Free parking

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