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Timings : 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Entry Fee : Rs. 10 - Adult
Rs. 5 - Camera Fee
Free - under 12

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Also Refered As:

Museum of Evolution of Life

"Museum Chronicling the Past 5000 Years"

The Natural History Museum, Chandigarh Overview

The Natural History Museum is located in the Sector 10 area of Chandigarh. It was established in the year 1973 and comprises various historical artefacts. The Natural History Museum comprises several artefacts dating 5000 years back, especially Indian history. Initially, the museum was named as "Museum of Evolution of Life." One of the major features of the museum is that it is popular for exhibiting knowledge about the evolution of life.

Beginning from the micro-organisms then to multicellular organisms and about animals, it comprises all the data. Apart from that, it has several paintings that are preserved for so many years. There is a different gallery for dinosaurs that contains real fossils. Also, it has different models of the dinosaurs to deeply explain their evolution and their destruction as well. Apart from that, the museum has other galleries that are related to astronomy along with the collection of real fossils. 

The Natural History Museum is divided into three different sections- science, art, and architecture. The museum clearly defines how dinosaurs were different from reptiles and other species. It also has several notable historical data to deeply understand the Mesozoic era. Also, it defines how the Triassic period was appropriate for the dinosaurs and how they eventually became extinct. 

Locals and various schools and colleges organise excursions in the Natural History Museum regularly. It also contains information about the formation of the earth such as the “Big Bang Theory.” You can take a cab from Chandigarh airport or Railway station to reach the Natural History Museum.

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