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DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUMBAI CITY MUSEUM

The Museum offers a rich selection of learning and outreach programmes focused on providing stimulating, participatory experiences that respond to different age, interest and language groups, and recognize a diversity of backgrounds. These experiences are aimed at creatively engaging with the Museum’s collection of artworks and exhibitions, encouraging critical engagement with Mumbai’s history, and artistic and cultural developments.

Going forward, the Museum will continue to offer online as well as select on-site programmes.


Online | Science Film Festival

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut

Join us this December, as we look at some entertaining, creative, exciting - and always enriching films on science followed up by fun experiments. The international festival, a celebration of science communication, aims to make science accessible to everyone.

This year’s theme is 'Equal Opportunities in Science' seeks to support recognizing gender stereotypes and dynamics that limit young people in their career and study choices and to reflect on them together with students. The goal is to show young people the entire range of career perspectives and encourage them to follow their individual strengths and interests.

Free and open to all above 8 years
All sessions will be via Zoom
Language: English
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Sat, 3rd Dec 2022 | 11 am - 12 pm

- Animated GIFs

- Sci-PY Reporter: Every child a scientist


Sat, 10th Dec 2022 | 11 am - 12 pm

- Mind the Gap - (No) Role Models

- What is Bionics? - When researchers take a leaf out of nature's book!


Sat, 17th Dec 2022 | 6 pm - 7 pm

- I am deaf - Navina shows us her world

- Zenith: The Great Voyage


16th Nov, 2022        11 am – 12 pm

Online Science Session | Mining the Sea!

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Did you know that Mumbai's iconic Marine Drive is located on land that was reclaimed from the sea in the 1920s? Special mechanised boats, known as dredgers, are employed to excavate underwater sediments and thus deepen the channels and harbour. The excavated sediments can be used for land reclamation. Explore the basic science of sedimentation, hydraulics, and the mechanics of dredging with us!

English: Wednesday, 16th Nov, 2022

Hindi: Monday, 24th Nov, 2022

11 am - 12.30 pm | Age: Grade 6 - 8
Charges: Free | Session will be via Zoom. Limited spots available.

Register : education@bdlmuseum.org


16 & 22 Sept 2022        11 am – 12 pm

Online Science Session | Crawling Creatures

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Did you know that it takes between 50,000 and 300,000 lac bugs to manufacture 1 kilogram of shellac, an insect-derived resin? Shellac is used in producing glazed paper, wax crayons, jewellery, bangles, cosmetics, furniture, and decorative objects. Insects are an essential element of our ecology. Come along as we discover more about the Lac insect and other useful insects like bees and silkworms.

English: Friday, Oct 14, 2022
Hindi: Friday, Oct 28, 2022

11 am - 12 pm
Age: Grade 6 - 8 | Charges: Free
Session will be via Zoom. Limited spots available.

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16 & 22 Sept 2022        11 am – 12 pm

Online Science Session | Ozone Explained

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

The ozone layer is a shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays of the Sun and helps in preserving life on the planet. However, beginning in the 1970s, scientific evidence showed that the ozone shield was being depleted far more rapidly than naturally. Learn some fascinating ozone-related facts as we observe World Ozone Day and focus on preserving this important layer.

English: Friday, September 16, 2022

Hindi: Thursday, September 22, 2022

11 am - 12.30 pm
Age: Grade 6 - 8
Charges: Free
Session will be via Zoom. Limited spots available.

Register : education@bdlmuseum.org


Monday, 15th August, 2022        11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Independence Day Special | BDL Museum Tour

This Independence Day, join us for a special tour of the BDL Museum! As India celebrates 75 years of Independence, the Museum celebrates 150 years since it opened to the public in 1872. Explore the Museum's journey, stories behind the objects and get an insight into how the Museum collection evolved through a span of 150 years right from its early days, through the Independence movement, to contemporary times!

English: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Marathi: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Age: 10 years and above

Charges: Museum Entry Ticket Applicable

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Saturday, 13th August, 2022        4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Storytelling Performance | Discovery of India with Folktales

In collaboration with Story Circus

In celebration of 75th Independence Day, join us at the Museum with Ulka Mayur as she brings back some new stories in her performance 'Discovery of India with Folktales'. The stories will transport children and adults alike through the length and breadth of India with handpicked folklores from the country.

Age group: 5 to 12 years. Parents can accompany children.

Language: English & Hindi. No prior registration needed.

Seating will be on first come first serve basis.


Friday, 12th August, 2022        11 am - 12 pm

Online Science Session | Cotton: From Fibre to Fabric

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Cotton played a crucial role in the struggle for India’s Independence and in building the city of Mumbai. In the late 19th century, the Museum also won several medals at international and domestic exhibitions for sending the best examples of raw cotton. But do you know how exactly the fluffy cotton balls are converted into smooth fibres? Join us as we learn more about this natural fibre that once formed the backbone of Mumbai's socio-economic history!

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Sunday, 07 August 2022             11 am - 12 pm

Children's Film Festival

Presented in collaboration with Canada in India (High Commission of Canada)

The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights, and values. Join us for this fun and educational monthly film screenings!

Age: 5 years +
Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Museum entry ticket applicable
Limited Seating on first come first basis.


Tuesday Talks

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to revisit our past talks by eminent scholars.
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Treasure Hunt Tuesdays

Solve riddles inspired by the Museum's permanent collection and win prizes!
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Flashback Fridays

Join us as we explore our past exhibitions and discuss their continuing relevance.
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Sunday Sketches

Share your artworks inspired by the Museum objects!
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Colouring Sheets

Established in 1857, the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad is the oldest Museum in Mumbai. It is a treasure house of decorative & industrial art objects. The richly designed interiors of the Museum include the encaustic Minton tiles, imported for the Museum in the late 19th century. These patterns, found on the Grand Staircase & the Mumbai Gallery, are a treat for our visitors and are an important part of the city's history.
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