Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.

Film Programmes

The Museum has an active film programme which includes regular public screenings of art videos, documentaries, art house movies and much more. Films are screened at the state-of-the-art Education Centre.

What’s On


Science Film Festival

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

9 Nov, 17 Nov and 8 Dec 2019     3:30 pm - 6 pm

We are excited to collaborate with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai to host International Science Film Festival!

Saturday, 9 November 2019
3:30 pm - 6 pm

Theme: Clean Energy
Film: Point of No Return Directed by Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly

Programme includes
- Museum Tour
- Discussion on clean energy
- Learn how to design a solar oven out of an old pizza box.

Sunday, 17 November, 2019
3:30 pm – 6 pm

Theme: Forest Depletion
Film: The Show with the Mouse - Urban Gardening
Directed by Jan Marschner

Film: Plan b: The Big Buzz – Nothing Goes without Insects
Directed by Jochen Klock

Programme includes
- Museum Tour
- Discussion on depleting green cover in Mumbai and the importance of bees and pollination

Sunday, 8 December, 2019
3:30 pm – 6 pm

Theme: Plastic Pollution
Film: Earth to Future: A future without Plastic
Directed by Kai Schmitt (Studioregie)

Film: Plastic Cup – The Official Story of the Plastic Pirates
Directed by David Attila Molnar

Programme includes:
- Museum Tour
- Learn creative ways on how you can recycle and reuse plastic

Age group: While the programmes are targeted towards children aged 9 years and above, adults and family groups are welcome to join!
Charges: Only Museum entry ticket applicable
Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Register HERE

About Science Film Festival

The Science Film Festival brings science to the screen: entertaining, creative, exciting - and always enriching. The festival, a celebration of science communication, aims to make science accessible to everyone. Each screening will be followed by discussions and an activity relevant to the theme of the film.

This year’s theme is 'Humboldt and the Web of Life'. Alexander von Humboldt revolutionized the conception of nature by scientifically approaching it as an interconnected living web - and in doing so, inspired countless scientists, environmentalists, writers and artists alike. Celebrating Humboldt's 250th birth anniversary this year, the selection of films deal with environmental issues, climate change and sustainability.


Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

NOV 14, 2019  06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

About Movies at the Museum

Launched on April 3rd 2015, 'Movies at the Museum' is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to public.


Children’s Film Festival

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

NOV 24, 2019    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

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 these fun and educational monthly film screenings!

Recommended age group: 5 years & above Museum Entry fee applicable. Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.


From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

About Palettes Series by Alain Jaubert:
The Palettes series of documentaries explores great paintings throughout the history of art. From the canvas to the type of brush used by the artist, from the historical or individual context of the painting to the characters displayed in its features, each episode uses the finest technology to uncover the endless secrets a work can hide.