Very well put together, and well planned out. Needed more time than we had to really enjoy it. Muli-layered and covers the entire history of the county. Centrally located.
Let's face it - it's not the American Museum of Natural History. It does have a few dioramas and artifacts. Just don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed.
lots of info about the formation of Oman and the animal exhibits are good with lots of info in English, I would recommend this place when you are in Muscat
My 3-year old son and I liked the museum. Although not big, it was full of animals and fossils. There was also an attractive whale hall which showed the skeleton of a big whale and audio of whale and dolphins. Operation hours are 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Sun-Thursday, 9-13 on Sat. Entrance fee: 0.5 OMR.
This is a substantial exhibition which gives you a very good picture of the animals and plants to be found in Oman plus the geology. The animals are set in local scenes so it's nice for children too and the whale hall is impressive. The exhibition was set up in the mid 90s and has remaind unchanged since then so... More
We visited the Natural History Museum today (18th May) and very surprised that today the entry was free as it was the Museum Day. Usually they charge 500 baisa per person, children enter free. You will need little more than an hour to read all the material and move through the whole place. There is also 14 meter skeleton of... More
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