The museum is located in a modern two-story glass building and has been open to the public since February 2010.
The museum was opened to preserve, collect and document the Malaysian natural heritage such as animals, plants, rocks and fossils amongst other creatures while exhibiting them for public viewing. The ground floor is dedicated to Malaysian mammals, while the upper floor is for insects and other small creatures and bugs. The most fascinating mammal at the museum is the 40-foot-long skeleton of the Bryde’s whale that is suspended from the ceiling on the first floor. This was supposed to have washed up on the Labuan shores in 2005.
The museum is open daily from 9am – 5pm but is closed on special days such as Hari Raya, Eid-ul Fitr (festival at the end of Ramadan) and Eidul Adha.
For Malaysian citizens it is RM 2 for adults and kids over the age of 12. But for tourists and foreign nationals the fee is slightly higher and comes to RM 5 for adults and children above 6 years of age.
Located in Putrajaya down Jalan Diplomatik, Presint 15, the museum is just a 15-minute walk from some of the best hotels in Putrajaya. Hotels such as the Dorsett Putrajaya are in close proximity and if you are staying here and have some time to kill, then a visit to this natural museum is the best option.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+