Natural History Museum of Jamaica

Natural History Museum of Jamaica

Address: 10-16 East Street, Kingston

Address: Kingston, Jamaica

Telephone: 956-2584

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Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 9:00am - 4:30pm; Fri 9:00am - 3:30pm


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The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) is the oldest division of the Institute of Jamaica. The NHMJ grew out of the Science Museum and was established in 1879. We research, classify, identify, document, exhibit and disseminate information on Jamaica’s Natural History. Natural History is the study of all natural phenomenon including man, animals, plants, rocks and minerals. The NHMJ collections are the national repository of Jamaican flora and fauna as stipulated under the Institute of Jamaica Act of 1979. The NHD has, from its inception, been a pioneer of science studies in Jamaica.



To research, document, preserve, protect and disseminate information on Jamaica’s natural scientific heritage and to function as the repository for Jamaican flora and fauna.


The Natural History Museum of Jamaica is mandated to:

• Stimulate an interest in the sciences
• Maintain the national collections of flora and fauna
• Conduct research related to Jamaica’s natural history
• Disseminate information on Jamaican biodiversity

  • Botanical & Zoological Collections
  • Outreach & Education
  • Exhibitions & Events
  • Recommendations

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