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National Science Centre

Renowned as a prestigious science museum in Asia, the National Science Centre in New Delhi is a fascinating place for not only the science paramours but people from all the academic or professional background. Housing several exciting galleries and exhibits, the National Science Centre aims at educating people about the scientific concepts in an engaging and interesting manner.

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Information for Visitors

Timing: 9:30 am to 6 pm (All days except national holidays)

Location: Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Entry Fees: General Rs60 per head

About the Museum

How many of us were science buffs during our school days? Not many for sure. But one thing is certain our mind is always filled with numerous questions regarding different aspects of science the answers for many of them are not presented to us in the corporal form. However, there is one place that promises to offer the answers to all your curious questions in a very fascinating and engaging way. The National Science Centre in New Delhi is a science museum established with an intention of generating scientific awareness among the mass and especially the youth and to incite interest in the field of science.

Inaugurated on January 9 in 1992 by the then Prime Minister of India, P V Narasimha Rao, the National Science Centre is a part of the National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, which administers several other science museums throughout the country. Since its inception, the museum has been rendering great service of promotion of science among the general public through educational programs and exciting exhibitions. The museum also offers training support to teachers and conducts workshops for students at the school and college levels. The structure of the museum comprises four floors with seven galleries and numerous other segments exhibiting displays of interest for all age groups. Housing a library, a planetarium, a cafeteria, conference halls, and a cyber school for students and teachers along with the galleries and exhibitions, the National Science Centre is one of the most visited museums in New Delhi by people of diverse age groups.

The chief science exhibition galleries that are displayed at the science museum are listed below:

Apart from the exhibitions in the galleries, the museum has several other activities that will keep you rooted there for long hours. Some of those things to experience in the museum are Fantasy Ride which is a simulator ride that offers you a real motion environment, an Aquarium showing various aquatic lifestyles, a 3D Film Show, Science on Sphere which is a display system describing science & technology with video projection, Kugel Fountain which is a 1200kg granite ball rotating on water, and the Taramandal Show which where you can experience the night sky with all the stars and other galactic things. An excellent place to be for both kids and adults to understand the natural and manmade phenomenon in a fun way, National Science Museum will quench your curious soul and leave you mesmerized by the wonders of science.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

  • India Gate
  • National Zoological Park
  • National Rail Museum
  • Craft Museum
  • Purana Qila