Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai

Nehru Planetarium

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Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 743,
in Mumbai
Average Rating
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25 Ratings & 11 Reviews

About Nehru Planetarium

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Nehru Planetarium in Mumbai is one of the four planetariums present across the country, the other three being in New Delhi, Bangalore and Allahabad. A part of the Nehru Centre, this planetarium is named after the first Prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It was inaugurated on 3rd March 1977 by Smt. Indira Gandhi.

With the passage of time, Nehru Planetarium has grown as a centre for meeting of scientists and scholars and for scientific study of astronomy. Discussions and lectures are arranged on a regular basis here, on a number of stellar and astronomical events. Activities at the planetarium mainly include science quiz contests, astro poetry, astro painting competitions, astro quiz competitions and others aimed at inspiring students.

From the planetarium, people can watch the Lunar and Solar eclipses through telescopes installed outside the building. A number of shows run inside the planetarium on a regular basis, tickets for which are available at the site itself. There are a total of 14 galleries inside the centre, each of which has its own significance.

Nehru Planetarium can be reached by BEST buses numbered A1, A2 andA4, 28, 33, 37, 39, 57, 80, 81 and 83. Other buses that run to the planetarium are 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93,125, 151, 153, 154, 166, 385, 302, 357 and 521. Trains can also be taken to nearest railway stations like Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Dadar and Byculla, from where auto rickshaws are available to travel to the planetarium.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Excellent 2
  • Very Good 5
  • Good 3
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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11 traveller reviews for Nehru Planetarium

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  • Tourist
  • Sushin
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1184 readers

"Never miss this"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
One of the excellent places to visit in Mumbai, needed more time, Science museum. You will Love it. Excellent place, Lot of scientific fun here. Some of the science phenomenons and theorems explained there in a simple way!!
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Naveen Sunnam

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  • Naveen Sunnam
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  88 readers

"Very old planetarium"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I was very disappointed with the seating and movement of seats in the Planetarium hall. I visited this place in the month of February with my brother -in-law to show him the earth origin in scientific sense. The entry pass is about 100/- but it is not worth the place visit. The up screening is old one and the background voice is also like Doordarshan editor's one and very low too that it can't be heard clearly and it is not understandable. The movement is not well though the picture presentment is good so I suggest everyone to visit this place without higher expectations and it should be remodeled with new technology to compete with others. The good planetarium I visited is in Hyderabad it is well maintained with up to date technology.
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S.m.bega  Raaj

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  • S.m.bega Raaj
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 567 photos
  • 116 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  18569 readers

"Informative place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
Brilliant Nehru!!!

I and my wife along with my 2 children went to this wonderful Nehru Center and enjoyed a lot. The exhibits were exemplary, took some lovely photos to cherish for our entire lifetime.

Located in Worli and very easily accessible from all parts of Mumbai. Must visit for all age groups when in Mumbai.
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Ramesh Navik

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  • Ramesh Navik
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  290 readers

"Best picnic spot for learning geography"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2015
It is the one of the most beautiful place where we can enjoy and learn about the geography. Here I can see a how many planet in universe. It is best for the children as well as adults. Nehru Planetarium is one of the most picnic spot in the Mumbai. I will really impress with this place and I visit again & again.
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Winston  Dsouza

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  • Winston Dsouza
  • Lives in Udupi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1534 readers

"Best place to learn abt solar system"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2014
This was an amazing place I felt like I was in a space research centre, here we watched a small show, makes you feel like among the planets.
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  • 2 votes

Varun Jaiswal

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  • Varun Jaiswal
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 9 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
  •  7204 readers

"Lots of knowledge regarding the solar system, and basic science"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 8, 2014
Lots of knowledge regarding the solar system, and basic science. Telescope to observe planetary orbitals. 3D studios for the children. A nice place to visit.
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Shinu George

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  • Shinu George
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2244 readers

"There is lot of scope for improvement"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Jul 7, 2014
There is lot of scope for improvement. It's very repetitive. They should include more shows on a daily basis to attract matured crowd as well. This will encourage youth of Mumbai to visit such places.
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  • Azhar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  24 helpful votes
  •  5580 readers

"It is Good"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jun 17, 2014
I have visited a lot of planetarium of different cities.. It is good but not as such different from other planetariums. But if you like planetariums you can visit it..
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Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews
  •  2416 helpful votes
  •  550645 readers

"Amazing experience of movie in the sky"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 14, 2014
This place is almost in the centre of the city. We were taken inside the planetarium and were made to sit in he dark where we had an amazing experience of movie in the sky. The place is worth visiting. Can come with family and friends.
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  • Ravishankara
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1481 readers

"Nehru Planetorium - Lot to Learn"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2014
Whenever you visit Mumbai, don't miss out on Nehru Planetarium. Reserving one entire day for Nehru Planetarium and Nehru Science center is worth for anybody irrespective of age group. Very much practical, educative and yet not complicated. The staff and members in Nehru Science center are ready to explain for any of the queries. An excellent science exhibition at Mumbai, one should not miss out.
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