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Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On

Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Get involved in this interactive session where artists and scientists share their stories with the public.

Sunday, Oct 14th, 2018

The Adventurous and Critical Temper of Science

5:00 pm

"There is an element of inevitability about the applications of science and technology. However, mere applications of science and technology will not be a sufficient condition. What is needed is 'the scientific approach, the adventurous and yet critical temper of science, the search for truth and new knowledge, the refusal to accept anything without testing and trial, the capacity to change previous conclusions in the face of new evidence, the reliance on observed fact and not on pre-conceived theory, the hard discipline of the mind - all this is necessary, not merely for the application of science but for life itself and the solution of its many problems."
~ Jawaharlal Nehru in The Discovery of India, 1946.

We are delighted to invite Aniket Sule - argumentative science educator - to Mumbai Local, to discuss with us issues of scientific temper. What it means, why it's important beyond science, and why it becomes even more critical in the age of the internet, with its easy spread of information and disinformation. He will also be sharing with us his own efforts to spread and develop the scientific temper, including his science activism and its connection to people's science movements.

Look forward to an evening of focused enquiry, critical thinking, and reflection on the world we wish to build for ourselves, individually and collectively.

This session is curated by Arnab Bhattacharya.

Venue: Education Centre

Entry free with Museum ticket

RSVP via BookMyShow


About the Speaker

Dr. Aniket Sule is Secretary General of International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has been leading the Indian Astronomy Olympiad programme since 2007 and is responsible for selection and training of Indian teams for Astronomy Olympiads. He is a faculty member at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE - TIFR), where his areas of work include research in mathematics education, astronomy education and history of astronomy in India. He has edited / co-edited three books; one on history of astronomy and two on Astronomy Olympiad problems. He actively promotes use of scientific temper in daily life and is known for his vocal opposition to psuedo-scientific statements by several public figures and his support for movements like 'march for science'. Recently, he was conferred 'Youth Icon of the Year 2018' award by Maharashtra Times.

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.

Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Folk Fusion
Sochh Band
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Indie Pop
Vishal Bajpai
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Uttarbharatiya Folk
Achchai Pandey and Manoj Sharma
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Folk Fusion
Sochh Band
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.