This museum is a testament to the dynamic and evolutionary nature of our world and the resilient spirit of humankind. It presents a panorama of Gujarat and the 2001 Bhuj earthquake which shook the very foundations of this age-old culture, uncovering timeless stories of remarkable grit and resilience.



Witness the history of Earth's evolution, the emergence of landforms over millions of years and the genesis of the very land we inhabit


Through a 360-degree immersive theatre to showcase the ever-changing and transforming landscapes. Visitors also get a glimpse of prosperous ancient human civilizations in the Kutch region, ancient trade routes of Gujarat, and the tale of its advancement and resilience.



Discover the diverse natural features of Gujarat region and understand its relationship with inconsistent natural phenomena


Experience the resilient nature of Kutch, the innovative spirit of Gujarat’s people, and the reasons for the multiple natural occurrences. See large-scale part model of Allah Bund with projection emphasizing the scale of changes that natural occurrences can create. Via interactive models and immersive films, see vulnerabilities, remarkable adaptations, and resilient responses of the people of a region with erratic environment.



Touch, listen and immerse into the diverse testimonies and recollections of earthquake survivors, and the memories of the loved ones of victims from across Gujarat, and India


People from all walks of life were affected by the earthquake, here we recount the tragic events of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake. An Actual size sectional bus with film projection to acquaint the visitors with the immediate measures taken by the government of Gujarat. Hologram theatre showcasing all the help that came in from all over the world and the undying efforts of rescue teams to save life.



Witness how an apex body formed within weeks post-earthquake ensured timely rehabilitation, reconstruction, and recovery


This block gives us a comprehensive understanding of the collective process of rebuilding, reconstructing and reviving Gujarat for long-term disaster mitigation. A table projection multimedia show recreating and narrating the scenario that led to the formation of GSDMA and the immediate actions undertaken It also presents the immediate rescue and relief activities that followed and showcases the collective effort channelized towards rebuilding Gujarat in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquake.



Learn about India's vulnerability to natural phenomena, the various natural hazards in different geographical areas, and how we can prepare ourselves


The Rethink Block imparts us with the knowledge of global disaster response, and preparedness measures through games and interactive activities. The emotional and psychosocial ramifications of post-disaster management are documented here through interviews and first-person experiences.



The world's largest simulation experience in state-of-the-art 360-degree surrounding simulations, you will feel the earth slip beneath your feet


Experience the tremors that people felt in the 2001 Earthquake in a realistic manner. This block also houses the tree of Smritivan, present inside an infinity room, where you can add paper-made petals to the branches as messages. The tree is enclosed in an infinite space formed with specialized mirrors automated lighting forming a forest using a single element.



Commemorate and pay respects to the people who lost their lives in this tragedy


Visitors can light up a digital flame through touch panels which will travel through digital LED walls up to the ceiling and form one united light. It is the highest number of optical fibre sensor-based lighting that has ever been placed in a single location in India. Light which will be projected as a beam of light in the outdoor of the museum and be visible across Bhuj as a homage. A Breath-taking sight to behold!





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