The National Museum of Natural History (MMTT) was founded in 1973 as a part of the DoE. The construction of a new building covering more than 45,000 m² began on World
Museums Day in 1999 with the theme of “The Pleasure of Discovery” at the Pardisan Park in Tehran.
Pardisan (Paradise) Park is a multi-purpose complex covering more than 270 hectares located in north-west Tehran. This complex is primarily an educational, research and cultural center with the objective of creating suitable facilities for the study of the environment in all its diﬀerent aspects. However, in addition to scientiﬁc activities, facilities have been created in Pardisan Park for visitors to spend time in an inspiring,
educational atmosphere. In other words, this Park is a multipurpose project, providing education in fun and relaxed surroundings aimed at increasing public awareness about natural environment. Pardisan Park contains the Biodiversity Museum, a wildlife park, a theatre, playgrounds and several other facilities.
Biodiversity Museum of Iran
In the ﬁrst step of the implementation of such a project, the Biodiversity Museum of Iran (BMI) has been established and
made open ...see more to public visitors. The Museum consist of several parts and sections including:
1- A section demonstrating the Persian Gulf ecosystem,
2- Paleontology part of the Museum which demonstrates diﬀerent ages,
3- Diﬀerent divisions containing species from Iran as well as all continents.
The museum also includes several other modern tuition, educational and information systems, such as touchscreen
monitors, cyber screen section containing sound eﬀects of diﬀerent species, information about their habitats and other
related information. It also incorporates several diﬀerent kinds of educational entertainments for kids and young collegiates.
Side galleries are here to further inform enthusiast visitors.
Library and scientific document center Due to necessity of an equipped and up-to-date library, the Natural History Museum of Iran has established a scientiﬁc and educational center in 1984 to:
1- Serve visitors with diﬀerent kind of books and other related documents;
2- A reliable internet connection;
3- Balance the level the technical environmental information with the world of today;
4- Provide necessary facilities in existing resources for
5- Gather actual needs of experts of diﬀerent ﬁelds and to provide them;
Herbarium of Natural History Museum of Iran Established around 1970, the herbarium of Natural History Museum is one of the major references in the modern and systematic research on diﬀerent plants in protected areas. It incorporates a database of information on specimens in more than 20 ﬁelds, generating updated reports on geographic distribution maps.