Nature enthusiasts and travelers from all ages passing through finger of the Galilee - to a beautiful lush regions of the Dan and the Banias reserve, are welcome to visit the Beit Ussishkin museum for nature and history which is in kibbutz Dan, near the Dan reservation and biblical city of Dan ruins. The museum resides in a beautiful stone structure, designed by the architect Leopold Krakauer and built in the 50's by expert stonemasons from Jerusalem.
The museum was founded in result of the concern for losing the natural beauty surrounding the swamp area of the Hula swamp after its dehydration. The museum treasures a collection of animals-butterflies, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, poultries and mammals and also 3D exhibitions of the Galilee, Mount Hermon and Golan lifestyle. A special exhibit focuses on the biblical times lifestyle, based on evidence found in the Dan barrow excavations. Within the museum, awaits many activities and games for different ages and pupils.
Visitors are guided through the museum by a guide. The museum also holds professionally guided tours for bird watchers, ecologists, geologists, and historians groups. In additions, biblical stories tours are also available. Organized tour groups which are interested in guidance are welcome to contact Yossi Lev Ari, one of Israel's senior guides: 972-(0)54-3689636/ 972-(0)4-6941704.
Visiting the museum outside of regular operating hours is also possible by coordinating ahead of time.