Oman Natural History Museum, in Al Khuwair, Muscat, is home to a variety of rare specimens. Plan a great day out at the museum and explore the rich collections. From a diverse flora and fauna of Oman to marine and animal fossils, view the exhibits dating back to more than 260 million years. There are three floors to explore and learn the marine environment, geological history, wild environment, and the solar system. Meet the Arabian leopard, Caracal, Arabian Oryx, and the Ibex, which are native to the wilderness of the Sultanate. And don’t miss the whale hall with a skeleton of a huge sperm whale that washed up on the Omani coastline in 1986.
Besides, you can also see rare tree fossils as old as 260 million years found in Al Huqf, remnants of 270-million-year-old coral fossils found in Wadi Al Sahtan in Rustaq and the teeth of extinct prehistoric animals. The museum also consists of five key scientific sections for research, records, studies, and archives works and temporary exhibitions. Discover more at the Natural History Museum Oman located at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture complex, Al Khuwair, opposite the Zawawi Mosque in Muscat. Visit also Bait Al Zubair Museum and National Museum to learn about the history of Oman.
Contact: PO Box 275, PC 112, Ruwi,
Sultanate of Oman
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