Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 10.30 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Saturday: 10.30 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Sunday: 10.30 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 10.30 AM - 8.00 PM
Birla Planetarium & Science Museum is one of the chief attractions of Hyderabad. It is located in the heart of Hyderabad city, at Naubat Pahad.
Birla Planetarium & Science Museum was inaugurated by Late Sri N.T. Rama Rao in the year 1985. It unfolds the mystery of the Cosmos like the comets, eclipses, UFOs and the clash of the Titans through sky shows, which are usually enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
The Science Museum is another attraction of the Birla Planetarium & Science Museum which covers an area of nearly 10,000 sq m. Opened in 1990, the Science Museum is an architectural delight designed by architects of Calcutta and Mumbai by incorporating ideas from Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Science Museum is dedicated to the latest highlights in science, technology and industry. There are educational exhibits at Science Museum that take visitors through the latest discoveries in the various fields of science like mechanics, optics, acoustics, computer science, etc.
Dinosorium is another important feature of Birla Planetarium & Science Museum in which the fossil of 160 million years old "Kotasaurus Yamanpalliensis", excavated from Adilabad District of Andhra Pradesh is exhibited. Dinosaurium also has a collection of fossils of dinosaur eggs, marine shells and fossilised tree trunks.
Archaeology is another important section at the Museum wherein a collection of unique archaeological exhibits like stone sculptures, wood carvings, bronzes, temple ware, ancient locks, folk material, miniature paintings of different schools of late medieval India, arms and armoury, palm leaf manuscripts, illustrated manuscripts etc. are on display.
The excavations conducted by the Archaeological Division of Birla Archaeological & Cultural Research Institute (BACRI) unearthed many items that range from Upper Palaeolithic or Late Stone Age to the 2nd century AD. These items are also on display at the Archaeology section of Birla Museum.
Nirmala Birla Art Gallery of Birla Planetarium & Science Museum is also famous in its unique display of different varieties of art objects made of porcelain, glass, plaster of Paris, jade, crystal, sterling silver, mother of pearl, wood carvings, ivory etc. The Art Gallery also showcases a wide collection of books on varying subjects like art, architecture, history, religion, gardening, museums, world's famous cities, personalities, art collections, monuments, etc.