Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability

Palestine Museum of Natural History

Visit

Visits to the Museum are by appointment only at the present time, as the Museum is undergoing exhibit and site preparations. For Volunteers please click here

To schedule a visit, please call +970 (02) 277-3553 Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 16:00.

Directions:

The Museum is located at Mar Andreas campus of Bethlehem University in Al-Karkafa (not the main campus of Bethlehem University). If coming from the Bethlehem Checkpoint 300 (next to Rachel’s Tomb) toward the Paradise Hotel, make a left turn onto Al-Jamiya Al-Antonia Street after Paradise Hotel, make a right turn onto Al-Jamiya Al-Antonia Street.  Go about 300 meters over two speed bumps and make a right turn onto a downhill road (look for the sign for Bethlehem University Institute of Community Partnership). Go about 20 meters and enter the golden gate on the right (guard house by the gate).  If coming from the Manger Street toward the Paradise Hotel, make a right turn onto Al-Jamiya Al-Antonia Street just before the Paradise Hotel, then follow the same directions as above.

Parking space is available once inside the gate.

If you are coming by foot from the Bethlehem Checkpoint 300, upon exiting the Checkpoint, take the first left, then make a right turn onto Caritas Street (this is the road leading to/from the checkpoint for the yellow-plated cars travel between Bethlehem and Jerusalem.)  Walk for just a short distance then make a first left turn. Walk a short distance toward a T-intersection and make a right turn. Walk another short distance and take the first left turn.  Go about 20 meters and enter the golden gate on the right (guard house by the gate).  This is also a shorter way of getting to the Museum by car from the Bethlehem Checkpoint 300.

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