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.