The National Museum of Science and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was established in 1966 by the government of Pakistan. It was first based in the Dhaka Public Library building, after which the museum moved a number of times before it was established in its permanent home in 1981.
The museum aims to preserve the innovative work of local scientists while encouraging the younger generation of scientists to explore the endless possibilities that their scientific knowledge opens up to them. Displays are arranged to show the rapid advancement of science and technology throughout humankind’s existence. Regardless of their background, age or education level, citizens of Bangladesh are encouraged to visit the National Museum of Science and Technology to increase their knowledge and broaden their outlook, with the focus on the beneficial effect that the advancement of science and technology has on the world.
The National Museum of Science and Technology in Bangladesh is divided into three categories: Technology, Biological Science and Physical Science. With the emphasis on education, the museum has galleries with static and working exhibits, as well as models, diagrams, charts and animated posters. The exhibits provide detailed information concerning experiments and inventions in a number of fields including electricity, light, heat, magnetism, communication, sound, as well as motion, force and energy.