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Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum

Jeita grotto road, Jitta, Lebanon
+961 3 246 317
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Learned a lot!

We had the pleasure of visiting the museum today. Our guide gave us a great tour in English... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
marsher
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North Carolina, USA
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 27 November 2017
Henk P
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Naarden, The Netherlands
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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 to a handful of unknown deep sea creatures from in and around the Mediterranean. The museum is a great destination for kids and families looking to explore the natural wonders of Lebanon. You will first encounter the predators that roam Lebanon's forests from wolves and hyenas to foxes and badgers. Up next you will enter the forest showcasing all of Lebanon's birds, and after that the desert exhibit, where numerous reptiles dwell. Going even further you will witness the most elegant and mesmerizing of corals, sea stars, and sea shells. Last but not least, your jaws will be on the floor as you come face to face with over 40 shark species, dolphins, and hundreds of fish specimens of which you've never seen in your life, all found in the huge marine exhibit. For its distinguishable work, the museum has been Lebanon's most important Eco group, and works in collaboration with international and regional such as the Shark Trust, Shark Conservation Society, Oceanography De Monaco, and many others in order to study and protect marine and wildlife. The museum aims to spread knowledge and awareness through introducing visitors to the natural wonders of the Mediterranean basin in one single location.
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Nov 26, 2017
“Free museum”
May 15, 2018
“Learned a lot!”
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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

Thank marsher
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Reviewed 27 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

Thank Henk P
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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

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Reviewed 16 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

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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

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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!

Thank Wasim E
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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

Thank Youssef M
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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

Thank Rony M
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Ali Y, Owner at Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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

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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

Thank Bassem T
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Ali Y, Owner at Lebanese Marine and Wildlife Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 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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