Butterfly Museum

The Annapurna Natural History Museum was established by an American Peace Corps Volunteer, late Dorothy Mierow in 1965 within the Prithvi Narayan Campus premises for the campus’s use and the people of Pokhara and its surrounding areas. At that time Pokhara lacked roads and electricity. Except for fairs and religious festivals, there were few forms of entertainment, so many of the dolls and simple exhibits were for the children. The exhibits in the museum also provided a learning opportunity to help the uneducated to know more about the world beyond their neighborhood. The museum displays nearly all of Nepal’s 660 native species of butterfly and Birds.

Museum Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 10 am -5 pm (4 pm in winter) except public holidays Friday: 10 am – 3 pm

Lunch Break: 1 pm – 1.30 pm (winter) 1.30 pm – 2 pm (summer)

Contact Annapurna Natural History Museum Prithvi Narayan Campus (Tribhuvan University) Bhimkali Patan, Bagar Pokhara, Nepal Phone: +977-61-544006 Email: info@acap.org.np


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