Coimbatore, Mar 24 (PTI) An insect museum with state-of-the-art amenities will be inaugurated at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) here on March 26.
The museum will be declared open by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, a TNAU release said today.
Established at the Department of Agricultural Entomology, at a cost of Rs 5 crore, the museum features preserved specimens, live specimens in different developmental stages, besides displaying images, videos and models on their unique behaviour, habits and habitats.
The uniqueness of the museum is visible in the lobby, which depicts the theme, “BUGS ARE KINGS,” while the exhibiting area comprises seven radial walls (bay) on the right side and an undivided wall on the left side, it said.
Three touch screen facilities for access to information on insect trivia, insect records and insects and you, have been provided.
In addition, the museum has a souvenir shop and a mini auditorium to screen movies and documentary films on insects, it added.
A ramp for the differently-abled has been erected at the museum, which is also equipped with an electronic ticketing facility.
Agriculture Minister R Doraikannu, Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani and Deputy Speaker in Tamil Nadu Assembly, Pollachi V Jayaraman will be present on the occasion.
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