Regional Museum of Natural History at Bhubaneswar was set up in 2004. It is the only museum of its kind in the Eastern region of the country. The museum,under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The museum is a rich source of information on environmental education and evolution of animal and plant life. The visual medium of display through pictures, sculptures and models appeals to visitors of all ages.
There are various galleries showcase the vibrant biodiversity of Odisha, the North-East, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, African forests and even Madagascar.
The highlight of the museum is undoubtedly the huge skeleton of Baleen Whale which is the biggest in the country. Apart from the skeleton of Baleen Whale there are the skeleton of the Toothed Whale, Elephant and Rhinoceros, skulls of various species of whales, rhinos, elephants, tigers and various other animals which attract the visitors.
There is also a children’s gallery equipped with interactive displays, which are popular amongst the children.
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