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Natural History Museum

Address: Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #13 of 22 Attractions in Muscat
Type: Museums
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Ajman, United Arab Emirates
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246 reviews 246 reviews
129 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

to learn more about the natural history come and visit this museum and you will find the answers for many of your questions also you can buy from there books related

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent over an hour in this museum looking at the fascinating exhibits. We loved the geological exhibits. The whale hall was another favourite. The stuffed birds, animals, reptiles and insects gave us a good overview of the wildlife to be found in Oman. The labels were clear and the explanations easy to understand. Well worth the time spent there.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A small but very informative museum, friendly and knowledgable staff who are happy to chat and answer questions. It doesn't take long to fully navigate but it definitely worth a visit. Would be good for children and provides a nice over view of the history, geology and growth of the stunning county that is Oman.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Small but interesting. It surely keep kids excited from one room to another. They have a huge Whale skeleton which I feel is the central attraction.

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Palm City, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

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.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Know the rich history and culture of Oman and the different tribes of the country and their customs, costumes and habits.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

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.

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Varkala, India
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49 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

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

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Muscat, Oman
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It was small, but has lots of information on the flora and fauna of Oman. Also a very interesting display about sealife

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Pullman, Washington
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

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.

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