National Bal Bhavan is a New Delhi based organization committed to offering valuable help to boost the talents of children from remand homes, resettlement colonies and schools for the mentally challenged without regarding their caste, creed, status and sex. It was started in the year of 1956 as an autonomous body under the ministry of Human Resource Department of India. The Bhavan provides a formal education system through its multi-dimensional activities, which is helpful for the physical and mental development of children.
National Bal Bhavan has 73 branches; most of them are in far flung areas of Delhi and 11 Bal Bhavan Kendras in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu and Silvasa. In addition to providing activities to children, the Bhavan gives special attention to singing, painting, tree plantation, discussions and creative writing. The special attractions in Bal Bhavan are mini train, aviary with a variety birds and animals, aquarium, science park, national training resource center, Sanskrit shilpgram (specializing in traditional creative art and performing art), traffic park and a library with more than 31,000 books.
The bhavan organizes local and international level programs, science fairs and integration camps.
National Bal Bhavan functions daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Gazette holidays.
Bal Bhavan has a rural center, Jawahar Bal Bhawan, at Mandi.
The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. New Delhi Railway Station at Paharganj is the nearest railway station.