Abu Dhabi’s Natural History Museum Is Now Open For All

The Natural History Museum in Abu Dhabi is Now OPEN

The Natural History Museum in Abu Dhabi is undoubtedly a world-class attraction and a premier research center. The museum is equipped with various augmented reality techniques and skills so as to address the world’s most critical concerns. It’s an extremely interactive experience that uses the voices of Museum researchers and curators to convey the story of the natural history discovery. Along with exciting new features, one may also explore the museum’s 80 million objects. The amazing interactive exhibits take one to prehistoric times and educate one about the current state of evolution.

Natural History Museum – The Overview


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The Museum of Natural History Abu Dhabi at Saadiyat Cultural District collaborates with the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Miral, a pioneer developer with a track record of successful leisure attractions. His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, unveiled the Abu Dhabi Natural History Museum project on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. This extraordinary museum is expected to attract visitors and tourists from all age groups and from all around the world.

The stunning 35,000 square metre waterfront museum was created by Mecanoo. Architects have created a magnificent design that complements the region’s granite formations. Water and greenery are important parts of the museum’s design as they represent life in the desert.

The museum will be used for scientific research and education once it is completed. It will also serve as a large educational resource for those interested in learning more about our ever-changing planet. Permanent and temporary exhibition spaces, as well as theatrical facilities and magnificent event spaces, will be available within the Museum of Natural History Abu Dhabi galleries.

Attractions in Natural History Museum


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  • The world-famous ‘Stan,’ a spectacular, mostly complete 39-foot-long (11.7-metre) Tyrannosaurus rex one of the best-preserved and researched fossils of this renowned predator from the Late Cretaceous Period, will be a feature of the new museum’s collection. 
  • The famous Murchison Meteorite specimen, which crashed into Australia more than 40 years ago and has since disclosed fresh facts about the early solar system to scientists. The meteorite, which contains a wide spectrum of organic ‘stardust’ compounds as well as pre-solar grains that formed over 7 billion years ago – far before our current solar system – provides ancient insight into the fundamental building blocks of life.
  •  Countless major objects as part of its compelling curatorial vision, as well as interesting experiences, are being created by a dedicated team in Abu Dhabi, especially for tourists and visitors.

As part of Abu Dhabi’s strategy to position the emirate as a centre for culture, arts, and creativity, the museum will join the diverse cultural institutions and museums in the Saadiyat Cultural District, which include the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the upcoming Zayed Natural Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

History of the Earth through an Arabian Lens

In addition to world natural history, the museum of Natural History in Abu Dhabi will depict the past of life on Earth through an Arabian lens for the first time, including local natural assets such as wildlife, flora, and the region’s geological history.

Research and Studies

The museum of natural history will become part of a global network of natural history museums dedicated to public education and the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge. The innovative scientific research facility within the museum will conduct research in fields such as zoology, palaeontology, marine biology, molecular research (aDNA and proteomics), and earth sciences. The main goal will be to promote knowledge and understanding of the past, but it will also serve as a think tank for future innovation and emerging technology.

The Department of Culture and Tourism


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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) promotes the long-term development of Abu Dhabi’s culture, tourism, and creative industries, as well as economic advancement and the achievement of Abu Dhabi’s larger global goals. DCT Abu Dhabi aims to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the emirate’s potential, coordinate effort and investment, deliver innovative solutions, and use the best tools, policies, and systems to support the culture and tourism industries by working in partnership with the organisations that define the emirate’s position as a leading international destination.

DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is shaped by the people, heritage, and landscape of the emirate. We seek to elevate Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a place of authenticity, creativity, and unrivalled experiences, as exemplified by its living traditions of hospitality, ground breaking initiatives, and innovative thinking.

Promotes Sustainability

The Natural Museum History, Abu Dhabi, aims to promote the future and fragility of our mother planet. Alongwith the trip down the history lane, the visitors will be encouraged to think about how we can together live in a more sustainable way and care for our planet amid global warming, pollution, etc.

Filling a Gap

The museum will join an elite network of natural history museums, according to the scholar, which will eventually help develop humanity’s understanding of the bygone centuries and the universe. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have to pay for the Natural History Museum?

The Natural History Museum is open to the public for free. A price and a pre-booked ticket may be required for some temporary exhibitions and events. Although admission to this attraction is free you must purchase a timed entrance ticket in advance.

How long does it take to walk around the Natural History Museum?

It depends on how long you spend looking at each exhibit; if you will be reading every single plaque, you could spend an entire day at the museum. It takes roughly 2-3 hours to scan everything if you are a casual museum visitor. more than a year ago.

Why is the Museum of Natural History famous?

The large Diplodocus cast that dominated the vaulted central hall before it was replaced in 2017 with the skeleton of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling made the museum famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture—sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature—both exemplified by the large Diplodocus cast that dominated the vaulted central hall before it was replaced with the skeleton of a blue whale hanging from the ceiling.

How much does it cost to get into the Natural History Museum?

Entry to get into the Natural History Museum is absolutely free, one gets charged only for specific exhibitions if attending any.

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