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    Pakistan Museum of Natural History

    Pakistan Museum of Natural History

    The Pakistan Museum of Natural History has four divisions namely Botanical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Zoological Sciences and Public Services. The first three divisions are engaged in the collection, preservation, identification and research activities pertaining

    to plants, fossils & minerals and animals resources of Pakistan respectively, while the latter is responsible for mass education and popularization of the natural history through various displays, exhibits and dioramas.
    Botanical Sciences Division is one of the three Science Divisions of PMNH dealing with plants – their collection, preservation and identification in the Lab/Herbarium and its management as well as conservation in the field. The collection references are sub-divided into three herbaria including phanerogamic, mycological and phycological herbaria with approximately 0.15 million specimens.

    Earth Sciences Division (ESD) is one of the four divisions of Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) with the mandate to build reference collection of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks, fossils (Vertebrate and Invertebrate) and minerals found in Pakistan for the purpose of identification, research and public education. Scientists in this division are engaged in building up comprehensive paleontological, anthropological and geological reference collection.

    ZSD scientists are engaged in exploration, collection, preservation, identification and documentation of faunistic wealth of Pakistan. Huge collection of animals including insects, mollusks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals have already been added in ZSD reference collection for further exploitation in applied research. The Division conducts research in zoogeography and biodiversity with special reference to the impact of environmental degradation.

    PSD is involved in public educational aspects of Pakistan Museum of Natural History. The scientific information and research is made understandable to general public through fascinating exhibits and displays. This Division is responsible for preparation and designing of PMNH science publications such as books, pamphlets and brochure. To carry out its varied activities, the Division has been divided into different sections such as Design and Drawing, Photographic, Model Making, Education and Public Awareness. All these sections have highly qualified staff that work in complete coordination.This Division also provides services to other scientific organizations for developing exhibits/displays. PSD organizes student trips, scientific lectures and film shows within and outside PMNH. Its Information Technology (IT) section maintains the PMNH databases and communication infrastructure.

    VISIT TIMINGS

    • Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) is located at Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad and welcomes the visitors to its dynamic exhibits, displays and dioramas.

    Timings

    • 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
    • Prayer time 1:00 pm to 1:30 am (Friday Prayer Break 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm)

    WHAT IS AROUND

    • Pak China Friendship Centre
    • Islamabad Club
    • Gun Club

    NEARBY TOURIST SITE

    • Rose Garden
    • Sport Complex
    • Lok Virsa
    • National Monument
    • Shakarparian

    WHEN TO GO

    At 620 metres (1700 feet) above sea level, Islamabad is at its best from October to April, when the days are crisp and cool, and the nights are cold. Spring is short, but the flowers in March are a riot of colour. The hottest months are May and June, before the monsoon, but even then the climate is usually not oppressive, and you can always escape to the hills. 2250 metres (7400 feet) above sea level.

    HOW TO REACH

    Islamabad and Rawapindi share an airport, the rawapindi City and Rawalpindi Cantonment railway stand, General Bus Stand, Pir Wadhi, Faizabad Bus Stand, Daewoo Bus stand Motorway Chowk, Faisal Mover Motorway Chowk and G-9 Karachi company Bus Stand.

    It is 292.9 kilometres (182 miles) from Lahore (6 hours 30min) and 172.8 kilometres (108 Miles) from Peshawar (3 Hours 30min) on the Grand Trunk Road (Nation Highway G.T. Road) and 382.6 kilometres (287.7 miles) from Lahore (4Hours 30min) and 185.7 Kilometres (116 Miles) from Peshawar (2 Hours 30min) on the Motorway/AH1.

    FROM OUTSIDE

    Skyways, Niazi Express, Faisal Mover, Daewoo, Airport, Train

    WITHIN THE CITY

    Taxi, Car, Mini Busses Route No. 1 & 3 & 21

    ON BOOKED TRANSPORT

    Click here to see the lists of transporters to book any kind of vehicle

    WHERE TO SHOP

    MARKETS

    Aabpara Market, I-8 Markaz, G-7 Markaz, Peshawar More Markaz, Aabpara Market. 

    MALLS

    The Centruaus Mall, 

    WHERE TO EAT / STAY

    Hotels / Motels / Resorts / Restaurants

    Click here to see List of hotels

    HOSPITALS:        
        PIMS, Islamabad:   G-8, 051-9261170
        Poly Clinic:   Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Islamabad. 051-9218300
             
    AMBULANCE:        
        Rescue 1122:   1122, 0344 9597384
        Edhi Foundation:   115, (051) 2353374
             
    USEFUL ADDRESSES        
        Tourist Information Centre:   Sports Complex Islamabad. 051-9208949
        AP Tourist Information Center:   F-10 Markaz, Islamabad. 0322-2881992, 051-8732529
        CDA:    Khayeban-e-Suhrwardy, Islamabad. 051-9253001
        MCI:   Islamabad. 051-9211555
        Passport Office:   Mauve Road, G-8/1, Islamabad. 051-9107220

    MAP

    Pakistan Museum of Natural History.  Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Phone: +92519249239 , Fax: +92519249240

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