The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History has been recognized as a national enterprise by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, as a national research infrastructure by the National Council for Research and Development, and as a center of infrastructural knowledge for agriculture and the environment by Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology.
The Museum’s collections are utilized for academic and applied research, as well as the public’s enjoyment, with a special emphasis on education. Having brought together collections collected over decades, the Steinhardt Museum is now able to offer millions of items that document the fauna and flora of the Eastern Mediterranean in the past century, alongside the history and development of the human species.
Hundreds of scientists and professionals from Israel and overseas use the Steinhardt Museum collections every year, to conduct research and develop knowledge and tools for the management and conservation of ecosystems, as well as sustainable utilization of natural resources. In addition, more than 100 research students use the collection annually for their MSc and PhD projects.