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Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Free museum

I was surprised to see some small animals along the road from the large caves to the ones where you... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Henk P
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Naarden, The Netherlands
Cool stuff, poor presentation

We went there on our way to the Grotto in Jeita. The animals presented were cool and fun to look at... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
PascaleA224
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15 May 2018
“Learned a lot!”
26 Nov 2017
“Free museum”
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Containing more than 2000 species and over 5000 specimens of marine and wildlife, the Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum contains the largest collection of mummified sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, fossils, birds, reptiles, and mammals, in addition...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jeita grotto road, Jitta, Lebanon
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+961 3 246 317
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had the pleasure of visiting the museum today. Our guide gave us a great tour in English, showing us through several rooms of animals and minerals. It's not the Smithsonian, but it reminded me of county science museums in the States. Everything was nicely...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I was surprised to see some small animals along the road from the large caves to the ones where you with a small boat through the caves. Now I read that it is even called a museum.More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Henk P
Ali Y, Manager at Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Dear sir, I think you mistaked the small animal in cages in Jieta grotto for a museum, our museum is a separate institute to Jieta grotto near it but not inside it. We have more than 5000 specimens on display from insects, reptiles, mammals, birds,...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The place was developed based on the passion of a Lebanese dentist, and I was impressed to see the results of more than 10 years of research and collecting of the museum content. Kids will definitely enjoy visiting, but be aware that the smell in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We went there on our way to the Grotto in Jeita. The animals presented were cool and fun to look at but there was little to no information on them. (Name, where found, age etc.) sometimes there was an arabic newspaper article stuck to the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank PascaleA224
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Words cant describe, you must go and visit this amazing site. This area of Lebanon has so much to see and do!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Wasim E
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Being native to the region I was surprised by the fact that everything stuffed there was caught / found in Lebanon. The tour was decent but my friends and I really enjoyed the aquatic section of the place. Service was slow for food but you...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Youssef M
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I was expecting something great but... There was nothing great there and it smells horrible. There's only a bunch of creepy stuffed animalsMore

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rony M
Ali Y, Owner at Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

As owner of the museum, I honestly don't care if you hate it! You're visiting a zoology museum, the only thing you would see in a zoology museum anywhere in the world is a bunch of creep stuffed animals. If you don't understand the difference...More

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I expected something different. It was boring although my kids enjoyed seeing all these stuffed animals. However the tour was rather expensive and boring

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Bassem T
Ali Y, Owner at Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

I appreciate your feedback, and I'm glad your kids enjoyed it. we're working on adding more exhibits that are friendly and exciting for all ages

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