The Regional Museum of Natural History in Mysore 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. The Biological Diversity gallery presents the basic concepts of natural history and the variety and diversity of geological, plant, and animal heritage of the region. The second gallery, Life Through the Ages, tells the fascinating story beginning with the origin of the earth and life on the planet through the ages; all this is dramatically presented in a walk across a tunnel. The discovery centre 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 centre helps them start a conversation with nature.

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Getting there

By Bus: From city bus stand 6, 80, 75, 180, 181, 333, 335, 336

Average duration of visit

1-2 hours

Museum administered by

Central Government

Person in charge


Quick Facts

T. Narsipura Road, T.N.Pura Road, Near Nandini Milk Dairy, Siddhartha Nagar

Visiting Time:

Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm Friday: 10 am - 6 pm Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm The Museum remains closed on public holiday

Entry Fees:

Entry is free

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