Nehru Planetarium 1/1 by Tripoto
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM. The planetarium remains closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Science tours, educational outings, cultural programs
Rs 60 for adults, Rs 40 for children, Rs 20 for school children
All year
63 out of 446 attractions in Mumbai
The whole Jawaharlal Nehru Science Comples on the Annie Besant Road in Worli, Mumbai is constituted by the Nehru Planetarium and the Nehru Science Center. The Planetarium is of a round shaped and like a theatre where mostly children fiction movies are screened or else shows are on based on the universe, stars, planets and satellites which children enjoy the most. Besides, the Nehru Science Center is where most of the International Science Exhibitions and Trade Fairs are organized. There is also a theatre beside where cultural programs are oprganized every now and then. Most modern technologies are used to put up the shows in the planetarium which includes high end projectors, laser technologies and others.
Edwina D'souza
Nehru Centre at Worli (Mumbai) is a centre dedicated to Science, Space and Astronomy. Named after India’s first Prime Minister – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the place was set up way back in 1977. Since then, it is a prominent site for knowledge seekers of astronomy and the universe as a whole. The complex also houses an Exhibition hall, Art gallery, Discovery of India, Culture wing and an auditorium apart from the very popular Nehru Planetarium. The centre has been instrumental in conducting many Science quizzes, Contests, Elocutions and Astro quizzes. It is also host to many discussions and lectures among scholars and astronomical professors. There are 4 daily shows at the planetarium in different languages, namely, Hindi, Marathi and English. The English narrative is at 3pm. The entry tickets are reasonably priced at Rs. 55 for adults and Rs. 30 for children (4 to 12 years). The place is generally packed during holidays and summer vacations, so make sure you book at least a day in advance. You are only allowed to enter the planetarium 15 mins prior to the show. This could be a drawback if you turn up early because there is nothing much you can do to kill time except for a small library cum book shop outside. The shop has a decent range of books, charts and puzzles for kids relating to its science theme.