Museum and art gallery
1 - 2 Hours
The historical city of Mysore added another landmark with the opening of the Regional Museum of Natural History Mysore (RMNH) on 20th May 1995. is the southern regional office of the National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi, a subordinate office of the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is a non-formal environmental education center built to create awareness among the public through exhibitions in galleries and various educational activities about nature, environment wildlife, and its conservation. Exhibits are the primary learning resources here. At present, the museum has two galleries: Biological Diversity and Life Through the Ages. Located on the banks of Karanji Lake, next to Mysore Zoo 3KM from Mysore Palace and with the backdrop of Chamundi hills, the Museum provides unique opportunity to explore nature and natural world through a judicious mix of models, translates, AV aids, diorama, thematic, interactive and participatory exhibits.
The learning in the captivating environment of the Museum is indeed a fun and truly enjoyable. At present, the Museum has two galleries dealing with ‘Biological Diversity’ and ‘Life through the Ages’. Future galleries will be based on themes such as ‘Ecology’, ‘Conservation’ etc. These exhibits make learning an interesting and enjoyable experience. The discovery center at the museum provides opportunities for visitors, especially children, to handle, examine and study specimens, and participate in creative activities such as painting, modeling and preparing animal masks and costumes. A small hall near the entrance foyer provides a space for temporary exhibitions on themes of contemporary interest. Films related to natural history, especially environment and wildlife, are screened daily. A garden for the disabled, named the Touch, Feel and Learn Live Plant Bio-Resource Centre, is a special garden in the museum complex established for the benefit of people with visual impairment. Interpretation through personal means, braille labels and audio-commentary in the center help them start a conversation with nature.
The Regional Museum of Natural History regularly undertakes a variety of educational activities in South India. Some of these are given below:
- Regular guided tours and film shows
- Programs for school children and teachers
- special lectures and exhibition
- First-ever Museum Garden for Disabled
ADMISSION FREE - PARKING FREE. Timings: Galleries: 10:00 AM. to 6:00 PM. on all days except Mondays and national holidays.
|January to December|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Last Admission||05:30 PM|
Things to carry
Things Not Allowed