Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar, is an Eastern regional
centre of the National Museum of Natural History, under the Ministry
of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
The goal of the museum is to impart non-formal environmental education
to the public in general and the student community in particular in order to inculcate the
awareness about the importance of flora, fauna and subsequent conservation of our natural
Situated in the temple city of Bhubaneswar, Orissa, near Acharya Vihar
Square on National Highway 5, this museum is yet another destination and a meaningful visit
for students, adults and family members from all sections of society.
An aesthetically designed building and landscape sets the tone for
an informal and joyful learning experience about our natural heritage and the importance
of its conservation. It offers an exciting opportunity for hands on and minds on activity
to interact with the exhibits under recreated environment to attain the knowledge about
the harmony of plants and animals and their interrelationships in nature.
The museum attempts to showcase the vibrant biodiversity of
Orissa, the NorthEast and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands depicting their richness
under one roof thereby making people aware of the natural heritage of the state and
beyond. Extending the excellent facilities to the masses in order to make
environmental education to the common man is the driving force behind the creation
of the museum. It attempts to strike a chord with the common man and appraise him
of the importance of the natural bio resources and their conservation. After all,
the survival of the common man is dependent of the conservation of our natural heritage.