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Museum Of Natural History And Science (Batticaloa)

Bazaar Street, Batticaloa

  • Open 10 AM to 12 AM, 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Closed Mondays. Open at 9 AM on weekends


The Batticaloa Science Museum is not a very good museum and it smells funny (probably because of the generally live sea creatures in tanks) but it's interesting in its own way.



The Batticaloa Science Museum is not a very good museum and it smells funny (probably because of the live sea creatures in tanks) but it's interesting in its own way.

Batticaloa Map

Honestly, many Sri Lankan museums are little better than grade-school projects. The Colombo science museum is embarrassing and moldy, the only awesome thing being a two-headed goat in a jar. The Batticaloa Museum, as a museum, isn't much better. As a collection of weird stuff, however, it's pretty good. Take, for example, the taxidermy.

Surprised rabbit Surprised rabbit


You have surprised rabbit, and his friend, inquisitive bird.

Questioning bird Questioning bird


You also have this levitating globe, which is kinda cool, especially if you've been watching Fravity.

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And a CD-ROM drive, in case you'd forgotten what that looked like.

CD-ROM Drive

We're not making fun of the place, it has a great location near the fort just off New Gandhi Park and a nice caretaker. It's just sadly neglected in terms of actual scientific content. It's amusing but we do hope that the Rs. 20 donations will someday add up to better exhibits.

TIP

Try not to startle the taxidermied rabbit.

Address

Bazaar Street, Batticaloa

Directions

The museum is right next to the Batticaloa Gate, which is roughly next to the Fort. It's at the end of Bazaar Street on one end of New Gandhi Park.

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Open 10 AM to 12 AM, 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Closed Mondays. Open at 9 AM on weekends

Price Range

Less than 200

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
2
Quality Rating
1
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
2
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