The Re­gional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory

The rich legacy, colo­nial past, vi­brant cul­tural her­itage and the lush green en­vi­rons of Mysore has al­ways fas­ci­nated peo­ple the world over.

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Mysore city boosts of many beau­ti­ful land­marks within its vicin­ity. Among the no­table ones, The Re­gional Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory def­i­nitely leaves an ever last­ing im­pres­sion on the vis­i­tors. Sit­u­ated against the back­drop of the Chamundi Hills, this mu­seum is a prom­i­nent one in Mysore that dis­plays a good col­lec­tion of plants, an­i­mals and ge­ol­ogy of the south­ern re­gion of In­dia. Es­tab­lished way back on May 20th, 1995, the mu­seum is un­der­taken by the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and Forests.

This re­mark­able land­mark of the city em­pha­sises on the con­ser­va­tion of na­ture and nat­u­ral re­sources. It was set up with the ba­sic idea of ed­u­cat­ing the masses to pre­serve the nat­u­ral trea­sures of the coun­try. It beau­ti­fully por­trays the in­ter­re­la­tion­ship among plants and an­i­mals.

Learn­ing within its premises is truly en­joy­able! It pro­vides op­por­tu­nity to school stu­dents, re­search schol­ars and phys­i­cally chal­lenged peo­ple to

The gal­leries of the mu­seum have dif­fer­ent sec­tions de­pict­ing the bio­di­ver­sity of south­ern In­dia. The main high­lights here are the West­ern Ghats, the trop­i­cal rain forests, the wet­lands, the man­grove forests and ma­rine habitat. Es­pe­cially, ‘Life through the Ages’, a tun­nel is a unique fea­ture of the mu­seum that em­pha­sises on the evo­lu­tion of life.

par­tic­i­pate in many ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and thereby pro­mot­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness among them.

Mod­ern Method­ol­ogy

It also or­gan­ises aware­ness pro­grammes and sem­i­nars on en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues and caters to the cu­riosi­ties of dif­fer­ent age groups.

Mod­ern method­ol­ogy and ad­vanced equip­ments in the mu­se­ums are used to present nat­u­ral sci­ence in an in­ter­est­ing way. The ba­sic mod­els and au­dio­vi­sual aids found in the mu­seum gives vis­i­tors a beau­ti­ful glimpse of the rich flora and fauna. The Sci­ence Sec­tion pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to the vis­i­tors to se­lect any one of the ex­per­i­ments and per­form them.

The gal­leries of the mu­seum have dif­fer­ent sec­tions de­pict­ing the bio­di­ver­sity of south­ern In­dia. The main high­lights here are the West­ern Ghats, the trop­i­cal rain forests, the wet­lands, the man­grove forests and ma­rine habitat. Es­pe­cially, ‘Life through the Ages’, a tun­nel is a unique fea­ture of the mu­seum that em­pha­sises on the evo­lu­tion of life. It demon­strates that how all the dif­fer­ent forms of life have sus­tained over the years and un­rav­els the mys­te­ri­ous as­so­ci­a­tion with the evo­lu­tion of life.

The mu­seum also houses a beau­ti­ful botan­i­cal gar­den that has a col­lec­tion of plants used in Ayurvedic medicine.

In­side the mu­seum.

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