A small, but well documented, museum, known as the National Museum of Natural History, is the best place to view the varied flora and fauna of India. It is situated in FICCI building at Barakhambha road in New Delhi. It was opened for the people on 5th June 1978. The museum was the brain child of former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. There is a Discovery and Activity Room for kids, where Children can participate in creative activities, such as animal modeling. It is maintained by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, with an aim to promote environmental education and create awareness among the people.
The museum boasts of several specialized galleries that have been designed for different target groups. There are four main exhibit galleries, namely, The Introduction of Natural History, Nature's Network Ecology and Conservation and Cell - The Basic Unit of Life. The National Museum of Natural History also has a Bio-Science Computer Room, an Activity Room and a Mobile Museum. There is a daily film show at the museum, between 11.30 am to 3.30 pm. Regular lectures and exhibitions are also organized here from time to time. Natural History Museum remains closed on Saturday.