Regional Museum of Natural History

Regional Museum of Natural History at Mysore, is a museum in India with exhibits on plants, animals and geology of the southern region of India.

The Regional Museum of Natural History at Mysore, was inaugurated on 20 May 1995. It was undertaken by the government of India, ministry of environment and forests. The museum is located on the banks of Karanji Lake, with the Chamundi Hills visible in the background. It is now a landmark in the city. The museum exhibits plants, animals and geology of the southern region of India. The galleries emphasize the conservation of nature and natural resources while depicting ecological interrelationship among plants and animals. Visually challenged students can feel the exhibits of animals on the premises. The museum provides an extracurricular activity for schools and promotes environmental awareness.

Regional Museum of Natural History Mysore
T.N.Pura Road, Siddhartha Nagar,
Opposite Nandini Milk Dairy,
Mysuru, Karnataka 570011
Phone Number: 0821 244 7046

The main objectives of the Museum are:

  • To provide information about the fauna, flora and geological wealth of south India.
  • To inform visitors of the ecological interrelationship among plants and animals and highlighting the importance of conservation nature and natural resources.
  • To provide students with an out of school facility on curriculum based studies in biology and geology with special emphasis on the environmental aspect.
  • To develop programmes to increase environmental awareness among the common people.

Entry and Parking is Free.
Timings 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM.

Skeleton Gallery At Regional Museum Of Natural History

Skeleton Gallery At Regional Museum Of Natural History was established in May, 2019. Assembling of the bison skeleton is its first successful mission. This bison skeleton was in the collection of the world famous Taxidermists, the Van Ingens. This had come as gift from the Van Ingen bungalow.

This skeleton has been successfully assembled under the direction of Bhubaneswar Centurion University Professor Dr. Shiva Prasad. The skeleton is placed in a glass case and exhibited at the Skeleton Gallery. Along with the Western Ghats nature exhibition, the skeleton gallery is a new addition.

The skeletons of two pilot whales are another major attraction. These two pilot whales skeleton were brought from Tamil Nadu in 2016. Two elephant heads and jaws are also here and in the coming days, it has been decided to give them a shape. In the heart of the RMNH, a 30 feet skeleton of a whale that is going to come up, is sure to give a thrilling experience. The entry to the exhibition which is free, is open from 10 am to 6 pm.

There are plans to assemble the skeletons of many animals and exhibit them. Immediately there is an idea to assemble the skeleton of a deer and black buck. Decision is being taken to assemble the skeleton of 37-year-old elephant Drona which died recently at the Mathigodu elephant camp. Since Drona had participated in the Dasara Festival, it is going to be a tourist attraction. The necessary permission to assemble the skeleton has to be taken from the State Government. It will take a lot of time since the body has to atrophy. Only if all these things fall in place will the next steps be taken.