The museum is visited by school children regularly with more than one lakh children visiting it annually. Every child has some basic inherent characteristics like the urge to explore the world, find a reason for every occurrence and a strong creative instinct. These qualities, if kept alive till adulthood can make one highly original and innovative. Museums can play a vital role in satisfying these qualities of children. The National Children’s Museum has been planned taking into consideration a child’s psychology and approach of looking at the world around. Here, along with the museum exhibits, participatory activities are conducted, where children are free to experiment, observe and analyze. The Museum possesses a rich collection of objects that fascinate children, like toys & dolls from different countries, stone and bronze objects, traditional jewellery, utensils, art & craft material, musical instruments, head gears, currency of various countries etc. Such museums, besides making children aware of their past, present and future also enable them to select & choose, discriminate & reject, analyze & synthesize their knowledge and ultimately draw their own conclusions. National Children’s Museum organizes many workshops and seminars on different themes in such an innovative way that the desired learning is informally acquired in an effective manner. It provides a rich soil where the seeds of curiosity germinate and the children have a relevant outlet befitting their creative capabilities.
In the National Children’s Museum there are two types of exhibition galleries – (i) Permanent galleries (ii) Temporary galleries where theme based exhibitions are mounted from time to time.
The following galleries have permanent exhibitions and constitute the main attractions of the museum.