Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre

The centre will not only provide nature enthusiasts a better understanding of marine biodiversity through German-made exhibits but will also offer boat rides in the Thane creek to catch a glimpse of flamingos.

The Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre (CMBC) with state-of-the-art interpretation facilities was developed at the Thane Creek site to support conservation education, sensitize visitors about the coastal and marine biodiversity of Maharashtra, especially Thane Creek and the need to conserve this unique ecosystem.

The centre aims to preserve and help regenerate the natural biodiversity of the region with indigenous plants, help visitors transition from the city to the creek and create visitor engagement spots that blend in with the surrounding ecology of the creek. The design elements of the park, surrounded by the creek and dense mangroves, help visitors travel from an urban mindset to the creek ecosystem.

Entry Fees
Adult Person School Student
(ID Card Compulsory)
Senior Citizen Children below 5 years
50 25 40 Free

The aim of the concept of this centre was to use a mix of visual, audible and tactile elements to sensitize visitors to the beauty of coastal and marine biodiversity in Maharashtra. At the same time, visitors will be informed about the important ecological role biodiversity plays in the coastal area and the threats it is exposed to. Interactive computer screens and a cinema room for viewing documentary films complement the design. The centre was inaugurated on 30th April 30, 2017 by Mr. Sudhir Mungantivar, Hon’ble Minister, Finance and Planning, Forests, Maharashtra.

Orientation Hall

A pleasant, versatile room perfect for meetings, training, gatherings and group sessions on environmental and biodiversity issues with a capacity of 50 guests. The hall provides facilities such as AC, PA system, screen, stage, drinking water etc.

Charges :

Duration Rate
upto 4 hrs - 2000/-
4 hrs (full day)- 4000/-

Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary