Programme for Special children is an annual programme organized by the National Museum for Natural History (NMNH) in the month of February. A valedictory function has been organized tomorrow for these special children here at .The aim of this programme is to create equal opportunity for children with disabilities and bring awareness among them about environment, nature and wildlife through different educational activities. This programme was organized by the Division of Educational Services, besides them staff from Art and Modeling Units of the museum was also involved to make the programme a success. Various schools / institutions / NGOs concerned with special children from Delhi and NCR were invited to participate in this programme. The activities were conducted for four categories of Special Children viz. Visually challenged, Physically challenged, Hearing impaired and Mentally challenged.
On 1st February 2011 Visually Challenged children participated in Animal Clay Modeling workshop. On the occasion of “World Wetlands Day,” i.e. on 2nd February 2011 the Physically Challenged and Hearing Impaired Children were taken to the National Zoological Park to interact with Migratory birds.They also had a session on Origami art and Clay modeling to gain a better insight of the nature. On the spot prizes were declared and given to the participants who stood First, Second and Third in both activities by the zoo authorities. On 3rd February 2011 Hearing Impaired and Mentally Challenged children were involved in hands on activities as Collage Painting and Paint Nature on paper respectively.