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,
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.
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)|