The Regional Museum of Natural History at Mysore, was inaugurated on 20 May 1995. It was undertaken by the government of India, ministry of environment and forests. The museum is located on the banks of Karanji Lake, with the Chamundi Hills visible in the background. It is now a landmark in the city. The museum exhibits plants, animals and geology of the southern region of India. The galleries emphasize the conservation of nature and natural resources while depicting ecological interrelationship among plants and animals. Visually challenged students can feel the exhibits of animals on the premises. The museum provides an extracurricular activity for schools and promotes environmental awareness.
The Regional Museum of Natural History imparts knowledge about the flora and fauna as well as geological wealth of South India. This museum gives its visitors an opportunity to understand the ecological interrelationship among plants and animals and also helps to create environmental awareness among people.
The Regional Museum of Natural History has galleries that deal with different topics regarding Biological Diversity, Ecology, Conservation of Nature and Evolution. The museum uses models, audio-visual aids and thematic, interactive and participatory exhibits to provide information about nature.
The Regional Museum of Natural History is located on the banks of the Karanji Kere or Karanji Lake, at the foot hills of Chamundi.