Bal Bhavan Delhi

The National Children’s Museum or Bal Bhavan in Delhi is designed specifically for children to enlighten them on the rich tradition of our country through its display of toys, artifacts, stone carvings, currencies, bronze objects and lots more. The museum makes children aware of the past and enables them to analyze and understand the greatness of the nation. 

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Such initiatives educate children on the cultural values of the country and serves as a platform to express their talents.

Galleries in Bal Bhavan

Hamara Bharat Gallery

As the name indicates, this gallery provides a glimpse of ‘Our India’- Indian culture, tradition, religions and customs, art forms and the advancement in the field of technology achieved in India. Audio visuals projected here, instill a sense of pride among the children on understanding the cultural richness of our country.

Gaurav Gatha Gallery

This section portrays the strength of the country through the depictions about freedom struggle, battles fought on Indian soil and social reforms. The theme of the gallery is to emphasize India’s unique feature, Unity in diversity. Each portrait here has a story to captivate and educate the children.

Surya Gallery

Surya means ‘Sun’ and the gallery highlights the importance of the Sun and the origin of the Solar System. This gallery clearly explains all the activities that are related to the Sun like the occurrence of eclipses, changing seasons, photosynthesis, reflection, absorption, plant growth, colors formation and a lot more. It also stresses the festivals that are celebrated as thanks giving to the Sun. It also educates the children on the crucial role of solar energy in modern society.

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Major Attractions Of Bal Bhawan Delhi

  • The Museum has a creative works gallery where children are encouraged to display their hand works. The exhibits are based on themes like Women freedom fighters, Panchatantra, Indian toys through the ages, Nehru and children and so on. 
  • A Museum week is observed every year during May-June. It turns out to be a highly informative and fun filled week for children, as they are exposed to various museums and their displays through slide shows.
  • Heritage week is organized every year to enable children to take pride in the rich heritage and cultural value of the nation.
  • The museum also organizes summer camps for kids, dramas, storytelling sessions and puppet shows.
  • Apart from the galleries, a mini zoo, a science park, an aquarium, a mobile planetarium and a fighter jet can all be visited at the children’s museum.

Quick Facts about National Children's Museum Delhi

Location: 1, Kotla road, near ITO, 
Bal Bhawan complex,
Delhi- 110002
Timings: 10am to 4:00pm
Closed: Sundays and Mondays
Entry Fee:  Free for children

How to Reach:

Nearest metro station is Mandi House. Buses on route numbers can be boarded to reach the children’s museum. Autos also are a common mode of transport from any part of Delhi to reach the museum.

Bus Bus: 317, 405A, 419, 429CL, 502, 943

Train Train: EMU 64055, EMU 64071, EMU 64091

Metro Metro: VIOLET LINE- Mandi House

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