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“Funny little place - don't expect too much”

Natural History Museum
Ranked #24 of 85 things to do in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence
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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Funny little place - don't expect too much”
Reviewed 3 December 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.

Visited November 2013
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Taipei, Taiwan
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“great information”
Reviewed 27 October 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

Visited October 2013
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Muscat, Oman
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Family day out”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

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

Visited July 2013
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Pullman, Washington
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good to know natural history!”
Reviewed 17 September 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.

Visited September 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Flora and fauna of Oman in one location”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

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 some of the exhibits need refreshing but despite that it is well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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