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.
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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.
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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