The Biblical Museum of Natural History is starting to take visitors! The museum showcases the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects of Scripture, including both live and inanimate exhibits, as well as featuring related zoological topics from the Talmud. It provides an educational encounter that is designed to inspire and educate visitors young and old. The personal guided tour includes some hands-on encounters!
The museum is not yet fully finished, but we are sufficiently set up to offer a great experience. Visits are only via reservation.
Admission fees are as follows:
Adults (age 18 and up) 40 NIS
Children (3 - 18) 30 NIS
Children below age 3 FREE
Senior citizen, Student, Soldier, Policeman, Handicapped 30 NIS
Discounts are available for groups.
The Biblical Museum of Natural History is located at 5 Rechov Ha-Tzaba Street, in the northern industrial zone of Beit Shemesh.
Please see www.BiblicalNaturalHistory.org for more details.
"Rabbi Slifkin did not disappoint. Combining his well known erudite
knowledge of the animal kingdom with fascinating connections to תנך
and statements of חז"ל, the museum tour provided for an edifying time.
The hands-on opportunities made for an enjoyable experience as well.
We highly recommend it for anyone looking for a family trip that is
both meaningful and fun. We look forward to returning to this
wonderful museum!" - Rabbi Dr. Howard Apfel
"We all enjoyed the museum, from age 8 to 51. It was just the type of
tiyul we needed - close to home, educational, fun and fascinating. (My
kids all thanked me for bringing them). May you have much
success!!!" - Rabbi Hillel Horovitz
"Our trip to the museum was a perfect family outing - stimulating,
educational and enjoyed by all. The rare and varied exhibits were not
behind glass, enabling us to get close and even touch some of them. We
highly recommend a guided tour of the museum to people of all ages." -
"The Biblical Museum of Natural History connected us both to Nature
and to Tanach (and Chazal) in ways our modern lives often don't allow.
The tour also reminds us of the rich wildlife that used to roam
Israel-- even as we celebrate the country's renewal and resettlement,
a museum like this reminds us of a lost world, in which daily life
could involve encounters with lions, bears, jackals, leopards, and
more. It's Torah, it's Nature, it's an enjoyable, informative, and
illuminating experience for family members of all ages!" - Rabbi Gidon
"The Biblical Museum of Natural History is fantastic! It was an
amazingly fun and educational experience. I highly recommend that
people take advantage of the fact that we have a great Museum located
right here in Bet Shemesh." - Lenny Solomon