Museum of Natural History

Address: Ostandari Street
Timings: open daily 8am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm winters and 4pm to 9pm summers
Tickets: IR 10000

Located within a convenient walking distance from the Naqsh e Jahan Square, this place is the first one in a series of museums that you will encounter as you walk along Ostandari Street from north to south.

The museum is housed within a charming 15th century building that is reminiscent of the traditional elegance of Persian architecture before the Safavids took over. 

A group of rather sad, non-intimidating dinosaurs made of fiberglass greet you at the entrance to the museum, but do not let that disillusion you from what is contained within – a whole treasure trove awaits you inside, ranging from local varieties of centuries old plant and animal remains to modern archaeological discoveries, all related to Persian history.

A special section inside the museum displays bizarre embryos – human, animal, hybrid, who knows what these creatures that never got to see the light of day were? Make you guesses! This section is especially fun to explore with a group of friends young at heart, but should be avoided by children due to the sheer grotesqueness of the specimens placed within.


More Places to visit in Isfahan
Ali Mosque
Ali Qapu Palace
Central Library
Chahar Bagh Avenue
Chihil Sutun