Man and Universe Hall


The first hall, Man and Universe, leads to other galleries and, with a total area of 1,500 square meters, is located on the ground floor. It features:
  • Changes in the earth›s surface and the impact on humans.
  • Various patterns of life in different geological ages, such as animals and fossilized trees.
  • Movement of continents and continental drift.
  • Minerals, rocks, and fossils that indicate millions of years of geological fluctuations.
  • A model of the Tuwaiq Mountain range is display inside a small cave.
  • The model features different types of metallic and nonmetallic minerals and stones.
  • Different types and forms of petroleum are on display.
  • Models of extinct animals of different sizes that settled the ancient Arabian Peninsula, such as the model of a Mastodon that once roamed the Arabian Peninsula 12 million to 17 million years ago.
  • Natural soils of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • There is a section that features the primitive techniques and tools used by prehistoric man. The Hall also includes pottery objects belonging to one of the oldest civilizations -- the so-called Obaid Civilization, five thousand years BC -- which flourished in east of the Arabian Peninsula, in southern Mesopotamia, and some of the ancient Near East.
  • Visitors can also see an ancient human handprint carved in a rock found in Najran, in the southern part of the Kingdom.
  • There are also artifacts, models and rock-drawings from the prehistoric period reflecting how the first man coped with the environment, and the old stone tools he manufactured.

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Inside the National Museum, Riyadh, you can find a captivating display of Saudi Arabia's culture in past and present forms. There are different types of antiques, manuscripts, documents and display boards that showcase an erstwhile era. Inside the National Museum, Riyadh, you can find a captivating display of Saudi Arabia's culture in past and present forms. There are different types of antiques, manuscripts, documents and display boards that showcase an erstwhile era and display boards that showcase an erstwhile era. Inside the National Museum, Riyadh, you can find a captivating display of Saudi Arabia's
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Visiting Hours

Weekdays Schools Public Visits
Sunday 8:00-12:00 school boys 12:00 - 2:00
Monday 8:00-12:00 school girls 12:00 - 8:00
Tuesday 8:00-12:00 school boys 12:00 - 8:00
Wednesday 8:00-12:00 school girls 12:00 - 8:00
Thursday 8:00-12:00 school boys 12:00 - 8:00
Friday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Note:
  • Does not include school and official holidays
  • The visitors are allowed to complete their tour for an hour after the entrance gate is closed
  • Closing time at 8pm, except Sunday at 2pm
 
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Tickets Person 10 SAR Student / Child
FREE
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