Birla Planetarium, Chennai
Planetarium

Birla Planetarium

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About Birla Planetarium

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.45 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.45 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.45 PM , Public Holidays: 12.00 AM - 12.00 AM

Birla Planetarium is one of the popular attractions of Chennai that provide an insight in to the cosmic world. Situated at Kotturpuram, Birla Planetarium is an integral part of Periyar Science and Technology Museum.

Birla Planetarium, built in memory of the famous industrialist and visionary Sri B. M. Birla, was opened to public in 1988. The Planetarium has a Science Centre and a Planetarium.

The Planetarium conducts regular audio-visual programs on astronomy. The popular exhibits at the Planetarium are Solar System, Cycle of Stars, Sky and Seasons, Comets, Man on the Moon, etc. Science Park, Traffic Park, Science on Wheels, etc. are the highlights of Science Centre.

For children visiting the Planetarium, there are toy cars which are operated by automatic electronic signal systems.

 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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5 traveller reviews for Birla Planetarium

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Vamsi Krishna k

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  • 7 Reviews
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"Strictly for science geeks!!"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Worth spending an hour there but I would recommend this place only for science geeks and children. Others better stay away from this place. The entry tickets are dead cheap but the eatables are little costly inside.
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Ramesh Sridhar

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"Must to see with children"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2015
Actually Birla Planetarium is one of the oldest planetarium I ever seen, such a maintenance and the show is really wonderful and informative as they are taking us to the sky and universe. The exhibition is more interest to my children.
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Sudhir G

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"Learn so much about space"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2015
Nice place to learn many things like spacecraft, they telecast a show about space but we've to be early for the show, can enjoy a lot, near by Guindy Snake Park.
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  • 18 votes

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"Space science comes to live"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Birla Planetarium is a place when space science comes to live . Many information about the space we can get to know by this place . People who are more into the space science will love this place .
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Sudhir nath  choudhary

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"Educational trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2013
Visiting the planetarium is an educational experience for my kids and both for my wife and me. It is very informative. We should visit more places like this.
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