National Science Centre, New Delhi
Location: Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
How many of us have been science lovers in our academic lives? Not too many for sure. Science has always been a subject of highest notions that can only suit the intelligent minds. But there is one place that can make anyone fall in love with this complex subject. It is the National Science Centre in New Delhi. The National Science Centre is a science museum set up with an aim of inculcating scientific awareness among people and to evoke interest in the field of science.
Located on the main Bhairon road near Pragati Maidan, this science museum was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, P V Narasimha Rao on 9 January 1992. The National Science Centre is a constituent part of the National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture. Since its opening, the centre has been rendering phenomenal services for popularisation of science among people. Various educational programmes and interesting exhibitions are organised by the centre for the interest of the students, teachers and those who are interested in science. It also provides teacher training to support education at the school as well as college level.
The building of the National Science Centre has eight levels with seven galleries and several other sections for all age groups. It also houses a library, a planetarium, a cafeteria, conference halls and a cyber school which conducts short-term courses for students as well as teachers. The premises of the building is fully equipped and air conditioned. The auditorium, which can accommodate around 320 people at a time, can also be used by other organisations at a nominal charge.
Major Science Exhibition Galleries at the National Science Centre are Listed Below:
– Our Science & Technology Heritage Gallery
– Information Revolution Gallery
– Human Biology Gallery
– Pre – Historic Life Gallery
– Fun Science Gallery
– Emerging Technologies Gallery
– Water: The Elixir of Life
The National Science Centre has been instrumental in the making of some very brilliant science scholars. It has been doing a commendable job in developing scientific minds in the younger generation. The museum is an extremely fascinating place that explains the logic of science in the most interesting ways. The scientific expeditions and achievements of the centre will amaze you to such an extent that you would actually wonder- If this is what science is, why have I been hating it all this while?
Timings: 10 am – 5.30 pm (Open on all seven days except on Holi and Diwali)
Entry: General – Rs. 40 per head; Students (Organised School Group) – Rs. 20 per head
3D Film Ticket: Rs. 25 for adults and Rs. 20 for children
SDL/Taramandal Entry Ticket: Rs. 10 per head
- The National Science Centre is the most creative place one can think of. Take your children along for witnessing some breath taking scientific experiences!
- Spare one full day to make the best of your visit.
- Don’t miss out on the 3D shows that have flying snakes and carpets for the viewers.
- Beware of getting lost in the Maze of Mirrors.
- Have fun in the giant kaleidoscope to see multiple reflections of yourself!
- Enjoy Indian and Continental food served at the clean and hygenic cafeteria.
- Buy some cool stuff available at the souvenir shop in the museum.
- Park your vehicles safely in the parking facility provided by the centre.
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