Round shape – symbolizing strength of Department of Sabah Museum as an organisation in conserving the natural history, history and cultural heritage of the State of Sabah.
Red colour roofing shape – symbolizing the protective functions of the institution in protecting and conserving our nature, history and cultural heritage of the State of Sabah.
Black colour Tiningaulun shape – the centre design symbolizes the ethnic groups of Sabah’s various traditions and cultures.
Blue and Green colours – Integrity of Museum symbolize the professionalism, strength and management it is also an environmentally friendly developing institution.
Gold and white colours – symbolize the priceless value of our heritage.