Bogor Zoological Museum

The Bogor Zoological Museum is inside the rather famous Bogor Botanical Gardens or Kebun Raya in central Bogor, about an hour out of Jakarta. There is a small charge for entry to the museum, possibly Rp. 3,000 (or 30 cents.)

Contact: +62 251 332 775
Open Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Sat.

This museum was built at the turn of the century (established 1894 opened 1901) and estimates on the number of species it holds varies from 300,000 – over 1 Million.

The display includes skeletons and stuffed animals such as a giant crab, a Javan rhinoceros, a Komodo dragon and a full sized Blue Whale skeleton. There are extensive trays of insects pinned out and the museum also houses dioramas of animals, a library, a laboratory and research facilities.

Despite the dustiness and feeling of neglect it is certainly worth an hour or two of wandering around.


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3 Responses to Bogor Zoological Museum

  1. myoce says:

    Thank you for covering this Museum…it is neglected even by us who live in Bogor, tho I’ve always enjoyed going there … been there 3 or 4 times. I wish they had the funds to upgrade and exhibit the objects more attractively .

  2. Pak Liam says:

    Much like all of Indonesia, sadly, funds and maintenance are always in short supply.

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