Explore the natural heritage of the country.
The National Museum of Natural History is the only museum in Sri Lanka that showcases the natural heritage and the diversity of life offered by the island. Situated by the same premises of the Colombo National Museum (facing Nelum Pokuna Mawatha), this place is easy to find.
Species that are endemic to Sri Lanka, endangered and rare are displayed through the vast collection of specimens and you get to see viewing galleries that elaborately present statues of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, fish, amphibians of various kinds of plants and geological rocks. Among the exhibits that will draw interest is the leopard of Punani, known to have killed around 13 people and had been caught in Batticloa.
|Venue name:||National Museum of Natural History||Contact:|
Nelum Pokuna Mawatha
|Price:||Daily 9:00am–6:00pm (Closed on public holidays)|