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Bombay Natural History Society Mumbai

Location Hornbill House, Dr. Salim Ali Chowk, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road Mumbai - 400023
How to reach Get a cab, auto or board a bus
Specialty Conservation of nature and natural resources, education and research in natural history
Open 10.00 am -1.30 pm & 2.00 pm-5.00 pm (prior permission needed)

Bombay Natural History Society is the largest Non Governmental Organization in the Indian Subcontinent dedicated to the conservation of nature and natural resources, education and research in natural history. Founded in 1883, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is a forum that initiates discussions and observations on natural history and exhibits an interesting array of specimens of nature.

The Bombay Natural History Society has more than 30 countries as its active member, functioning with leading principle of conservation based on scientific research. The guiding code of the society has been the tradition that was nurtured by the legendary Ornithologist and Naturalist Dr. Salim Ali.

BNHS is headquartered in the specially constructed Hornbill House is Southern Mumbai. As a society BNHS sponsors studies in Indian wildlife and conservation, and publishes a four-monthly journal, The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, as well as a quarterly magazine, Hornbill.

The BNHS logo is inspired by a hornbill named William, which lived in the Society premises in the early years of its existence. Nature lovers across the world have been donating rare specimens to the society for over a century. You could witness a host of specimens of beetles, butterflies and embalmed reptiles.

You could gain a temporary membership of the society and get to know more of the society's activities in the realm of Nature conservation. The membership will allow you access to the library of the Society as well as various lectures and slide shows that are held weekly. The society is not open to public and hence you must have a prior permission before you plan a visit there.