Bogor Zoology Museum in Central Bogor Sub-District

For the next holiday, Bogor City indeed becomes a perfect vacation destination. It is true lots of travelers have ever heard a famous tourist site like Bogor Botanical Gardens, isn’t it? The thing is that they can find other famous attractions there, including the Zoology Museum! This Indonesia's museum is located in Paledang Village and belongs to Central Bogor Sub-District. As people may expect, the museum stores various fossils and preserved animals! That means it becomes the best site for parents to teach their kids regarding various species of animals without any worries (unlike zoos).

The Nuance
Here is basic information. Bogor Zoology Museum has two parts. The first one opens daily for the public, featuring an exhibition room. Another part is the site where various valuable resides and it opens once a year for the public (usually in October). The thing is that they are located in a different area, so tourists must conduct a review first before heading there especially regarding the time of visit. Both of them are managed by LIPI (a zoology research center), actually. In terms of nuance, the museum is both neat and well-managed. Tourists would be content during the visit, therefore.

Exploring Bogor Zoology Museum
The first thing that tourists can do is to learn the history of that place. In the past, the building functioned as a zoology laboratory. At the time, the name was Landbouw Zoologisch Laboratory. In the terms of name, it is true that the building was under the Dutch’s management back then. It was built in 1894 and functioned as a research center regarding animals and agriculture. As the time went by, the name changed several times and it became “Museum Zoologi Bogor” since the Independence of Indonesia.

So, what is inside? The museum has 24 rooms and stores various species of preserved animals. For example, visitors may find 650 collections of mammals and 12,000 types of fishes! Next, tourists may find 1000 types of birds there. The thing is that a room to store the collections of birds features a temperature adjuster in order to retain their condition. Do not forget that there is a collection of amphibians and reptiles as well. They come in 763 types, in fact.

Aside from those collections, tourists may find other objects including insects, mollusks, and other invertebrates. Therefore, it is better to carry a camera when visiting the museum as no one would miss the chance to take pictures of those objects. Another important consideration is related to the time of visit. Make sure to browse the schedule beforehand, therefore.

Nearby Attractions

  • Bogor Botanical Gardens
  • Meksiko Park
  • Kirti Museum
  • Bogor Palace
  • Kualinan Park
  • National Museum of Indonesian Natural History

How to Get There
The distance between Bogor Zoology Museum and Jakarta City is 54 km. That means tourists may spend approximately 49 minutes to get there. Have no worries. It becomes faster if they take Jagorawi Freeway. What they need to do is to head to Bogor City and visit Central Bogor Sub-District afterwards. The last thing to do is to reach Paledang Village.

Where to Stay

  • Favehotel Padjajaran
  • Permata Hotel
  • Royal Amaroosa Hotel
  • Amaris Hotel
  • Sahira Butik Hotel

Latest News

Bogor Botanical Garden Collections

In the Journal of Nature (a scientific journal of high repute), Mounce et al (2017) revealed, widely that Botanical Gardens around the world have collected at least 105,634 species or equivalent to 30% of all known plant diversity worldwide. However, it was also disclosed that there are an estimated 75% of species that have not been conserved in the tropics. Therefore, the Bogor Botanical Gardens which incidentally located in the tropics and are included in the oldest botanical gardens in Southeast Asia, must be able to answer the conservation challenges…

History of Bogor Botanical Gardens

The Bogor Botanical Gardens are the only natural destination in the middle of Bogor city with 87 hectares area. The transportation support capacity is very adequate to access this tourist location. Easy toll access and public transportation access are widely available, which are added values ??for the existence of this tourist location. The existence of the Bogor Botanical Gardens itself cannot be separated from the historical value of the existence of the Dutch in the colonial period, where it is known that the Bogor Botanical Gardens was founded by the…

Ranca Upas, Camping Place in Bandung

Ranca Upas is one of the tourist destinations in Bandung. Here you can camp while looking at the herd of deer and stunning scenery. Ranca Upas is a tourist spot located in Rancabali District, Bandung Regency, West Java. Ranca Upas is also known as campground, which is a favorite place for nature lovers. At Ranca Upas you can camp in the meadow on a hill of about 1700 meters above sea level. The view in the morning really amazes like being abroad. Moreover, the cool air makes the atmosphere more…

3 Most Popular Waterfalls in West Java

Last year, the waterfall or in local language called as ‘curug’, became a very popular tourist destination for tourists. Its presence in remote areas makes tourists more curious and feels challenged to reach it. Local waterfalls are also crowded because at that time Indonesian citizens were hit by boredom due to the Corona virus pandemic which forced them to cancel their vacation plans. West Java is not only famous for its beautiful beaches and mountains. The area, which is divided into 18 districts and nine cities, also has tourism potential…

Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
Indonesia Map HD
Find Us on :
Find Us on :