Learning at the 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 encouraging critical engagement with Mumbai’s history, and artistic and cultural developments.


What’s On

Free Activity | Create your own Mixed Media Art

Inspired by the exhibition 'Kalanand 2019'

NOV 16, 2019       11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Explore the Museum's new exhibition 'Kalanand 2019' showcasing works in different mediums of emerging artists of India. Kalanand is an online contest for artists conducted every year by Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation. The exhibition displays the works of the award-winning artists from the contest.

Explore the wide range of art practices, and make your own artwork inspired by the exhibition.

Venue: Special Project Space, Museum Plaza, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum.
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable. Materials provided.
Age group: Open to all above the age of 8


Free Session | The Plant Kingdom

NOV 19, 2019      11.00 am - 1.00 pm

In collaboration with STEAM Academy

Look at the plants around you! Can you identify them?

There are thousands of different species of plants in the world. From grass on the ground to a tree nearby, plants are everywhere. They have been on Earth for millions of years. Some have only one cell whereas some are multicellular. In this session, learn about plant taxonomy and understand the fundamental methods of plant classification. Plant taxonomy is the science that finds, identifies, describes, classifies, and names plants.

This programme is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the Academy for the Advancement of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). The session will also include a screening of the film as part of the Science Film Festival, in collaboration with Goethe Institute.

Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Language: English
Age: Grade 7 to Grade 10.
Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable.


Free Activity | Attires- Now and Then!

NOV 23, 2019       11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a tour to learn about the ceremonial and everyday attires of the Maharajas of India from 1850 to 1950s. Compare these to how people in Mumbai dressed in the 19th - 20th century by observing the Museum’s collection of clay models and dioramas that document people, lifestyles, and culture in Mumbai from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Participants will be encouraged to consider the differences in the attires of the past and the present and be inspired to create their own illustrations to reflect what they see around them in today.

Age: 6-15 years.
Museum entry charges applicable. All materials will be provided

Register at education@bdlmuseum.org