Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad

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Pakistan Museum of Natural History, established in 1976, is a public natural history museum situated in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. It has exhibits and galleries which display and provide information about the ecology, geology and palaeontology of the country. Currently, the museum houses a collection of over 300,000 objects. The museum also acts as a research center and works closely with the Lok Virsa Museum. The museum is open to public everyday, except for Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm. The museum is managed by the Pakistan Science Foundation, under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Biological gallery - displays and discusses wild flora and fauna, portrayed in their respective habitats.Ecological gallery - an educational section where ecological cycles, habitats and environmental problems are discussed through visuals and audios.Gemstones gallery - shows a variety of gems in-the-raw as well as cut and polished forms.Palaeontology gallery - displays fossils along with their studies. Anthropology is also discussed through paintings and writings, including a skull of Australopithecus. Wall paintings depict the pre-historic era.Tethys gallery - provides information about oceanology, petrology, pedology and mineralogy of Pakistan. It displays a three-dimensional diorama of seascapes as well as a skeleton of a whale. Different aspects of the salt Range are also studied in detail.Virtual Orientation Gallery - it allows visitors to take virtual tours of all the above galleries without actually walking around the entire museum. This new gallery was introduced in 2016.
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  • Nice place to visit, have all different types of birds under one nice place with jungle environment...  more »
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  • Description Pakistan Museum of Natural History, established in 1976, is a public natural history museum situated in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. It has exhibits and galleries which display and provide information about the ecology, geology and palaeontology of the country. Situated at Garden Avenue, Shakarparian in Islamabad, the museum presents natural history in a fun and informative way. It has colourful and educational displays on various topics such as fossils, rocks, plants and animal species indigenous to our homeland. The museum remains open on all days, except Friday, from 10am to 5pm. The entry is free for students and children under 12 while adults have to pay just Rs5 to enter. The reception area houses Virtual Orientation gallery. This electronic system provides information to students and the general public about the museum and the natural resources of Pakistan using touch screen technology. You can also see photographs and movies of wildlife, minerals, gemstones, fossils and rocks on these machines. The Pakistan Museum of Natural History has four divisions namely Botanical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Zoological Sciences and Public Services. The first three divisions are engaged in the collection, preservation, identification and research activities pertaining to plants, fossils & minerals and animals resources of Pakistan respectively, while the latter is responsible for mass education and popularization of the natural history through various displays, exhibits and dioramas.
  • Awesomeness level. Must visit. Only 20 rs ticket for Pakistani nationals. 5 dollars for foreigners. But you have to visit it to experience its splendor. In such a low cost, very very informative and interesting collection of animals dating back to prehistoric times. Dinosaur gallery is awesome for children. You can also visit the largest whale ever caught in the world on the top floor. Very well maintained by government officials. Must Be appreciated for this

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