Regional Museum Of Natural History
Museum / Gallery
#12 of 22 Places to Visit in Bhubaneswar
Distance (From Bhubaneswar): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Bhubaneswar Planetarium
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 km from Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Regional Museum of Natural History is a famous museum located near Acharaya Vihar Square on Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar. Because of its huge collection, this museum is considered as the third best Regional Museum of Natural History in India and also one of the best Tourist Places in Bhubaneswar.
The Regional Museum of Natural History in Bhubaneswar was established in the year 2004 under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The main motive behind the establishment of the museum is to create awareness about the environment and promoting conservation education among the general public and students.
The museum exhibits plants, animals and vibrant geology of Odisha, North East region and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Visitors are taken through the fascinating biodiversity gallery and a separate section dedicated to the lesser-known north-east biodiversity. Other interesting displays of the museum include the African Gallery, Insect Corner, a well-stocked library and a Discovery Center. One of the prominent attractions of the museum is the huge skeleton of Baleen Whale that captivates the attention of the visitors.
The museum provides an extracurricular activity for schools and promotes environmental awareness. Visually challenged students can feel the exhibits of animals on the premises. Also, the Exhibition on Wheels is a mobile exhibition arranged by the museum for those who cannot visit the museum.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Monday