Museums are? hallmarks of a civilised society. For those who are not aware, Islamabad has n few museums which the city can be proud of. The Heritage Museum at Lok Virsa or the Museum of Archeology that is temporarily housed in the Sir Syed Ilumurial building is a safe haven of beauty and contemplation that restores the soul.
Hidden in the wilderness of shakarparian Hills. it is yet another public space which is more than just your backyard attraction. Boasting more than 350,000 species animals, plants, fossils, mdts and minerals, the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH helps us understand who we are its collections shows us the historical context that shaped our present.
Recording nalurallytevulvzd history, the museum collects and preserves natural heritage. It features a variety of exhibits bound to fascinano the visitors. Inspiring interpretations and understanding, Lhc museum?s galleries offer virtual tours of the solar system. help comprehend earth’s fuRY through active volcanic eruptions, and display mechanical dinosaurs – the T-Rex and a couple of others – and numerous attractions that come with aucliu and visual aid.
By toulching the Virtual Tour Icon, the visitors get an idea of the exhihirs in various galleries of the museum.There is the Paleo Gallery based on the prehistoric wildlife of Pakistan where fossil collection from all over the country is displayed. Same of the fossils are as old as 650 million years.
Similarly there is Lhe Eco Gallery which provides basic infonnalion about earth, zooiogical and botanical sciences. Small diorarnas have been displayed at the gallery for the interest of children.
Gemstone Gallery and Biodiversity Gallery provide information to visitors
about flora and fauna of Pakistan while Tethy’s Gallery gives details throug visuals about the salt rangeq ocean life and minerals. lt also houses a skeleton of a whale.
The visitors can also aocess ‘World of Natural History Ihruug an icon and receive information about the natural wealth of the country including plants, animals,birds, minerals,
gemstones, fossils and rocks. There is a kids Corner`where children can explore the world of natural history through various games.
In the ‘Discuvnry Room` children find a huge tree trunk where they learn to calutlate the age of tree by counririg its annual rings; and also about weather coditions from the gaps between the annual rings.
We are trying to properly design exhibitinns because people today especially children, show lesser interest in
staLic djsplays,” said one of Ihe museum officials. “‘This is why we have gone hitech to provide hands on displays with audio and visuals, incorporating modern technology” he said. It is imperative to have informal educational centres with formal education such as museums or science centers, he added. However the official said lot more cnuld have been exhibited but lack uf space and funds were the main hindmnccs in it.
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