The zoological National History Museum at Addis Ababa University (AAU) houses the wildlife attractions of Ethiopia. The faunal collections at the ZNHM-AAU range from tiny invertebrates (corals, echinoderms mollusks, arachnids, insects) to robust vertebrates (fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals).
Among these collections are included Ethiopian endemics such as the Mountain Nyala, Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibex and a lot more.
The specimens are preserved in the form of full or head mounts, horns, skulls, skins and within liquid chemicals.
As the collections are housed under a roof visiting the ZNHM-AAU would mean experiencing Ethiopian wildlife at a glimpse.
The Museum's suitable location at the central part of Addis Ababa, Arat kilo area makes it easy for local and foreign visitors to access. It is also a good opportunity for researchers to study the collections and use them for reference purposes.
Open weekdays except Monday
Open on public holidays
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Entrance Fee (in Ethiopian Birr)
Resident foreigners: 5.00
Adult Ethiopian: 2.00
Regular Students and Children: 1.00
Video Camera: 50.00
Photograph Camera: 10.00
The Zoological Natural History Museum
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science (Arat Kilo Campus)
Addis Ababa University
Phone: +251 111 571677
Fax: +251 111 552350