The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies
A Permanent Home for a National Treasure
Construction is almost complete on the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies, a key project that will house and preserve TAU's natural history collection of over five million specimens. The 8,000 square meter building will include laboratories and an auditorium and will be used by hundreds of researchers from Israel and abroad.
The museum will form the centerpiece of the largest and most comprehensive center in Israel for biodiversity research, education and conservation. Operating under the auspices of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, it will serve as an important resource for thousands of Israeli and international visitors and researchers each year.
Upon completion, the Steinhardt Museum will incorporate four existing units at Tel Aviv University: the Zoological Museum, the Biological Anthropology Museum, the National Herbarium and the public education program.
The museum is supported by former Chairman of the TAU Board of Governors, Michael Steinhardt, and his wife, Judy. The project has received additional major support from government and private charitable sources.