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The Natural History Museum or the Animal Museum was established in 1972. Nevertheless, the idea started way before that and during the establishment of the Department of Biological Sciences.

The museum displays animal samples which represent a national wealth necessary for studying the wild life in Jordan . This samples collection are utilized to study the animal's distribution in Jordan , their migration routes, localities, and their interaction with each other. Moreover, the museum accommodates large number of invertebrates specimens collected from the Jordanian coast of the Gulf of Aqaba , in addition to an aquarium that shows some of the fishes and their natural habitats.

The museum collection includes:

More than 200 specimens of amphibians

Work started in the mechanical workshop with the start of 1975.

The work in the mechanical workshop was started in 1975. It presents a logistic and technical support to faculty and to research purposes.

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The department holds a world class herbarium that contains about 60, 000 specimens collected from various parts of Jordan representing at least 90 % of Jordan 's Flora. Some of the specimens found are brought as an exchange material between Jordan and some Arab or European countries. A database for majority of the specimens has been established to facilitate quick access to information related to collected specimens.

The herbarium consists of a main hall containing plant collection, tables for display and study, exhibitions cupboards, binocular microscopes, shelves for books, computer attached to internet service and few more facilities. In addition, there are two research laboratories for postgraduate students, a tissue culture room, and a pressing room. Moreover, the herbarium is sets adjacent to the greenhouse which is also used for research, teaching and demonstration of related material. The herbarium also includes a front fenced small yard containing living collection of species of some rare and endemic collection of plant specimens.


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