Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai

Nehru Planetarium

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Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 906,
in Mumbai
Nehru Planetarium
Average Rating
5.1/ 7 1
11 Ratings & 7 Reviews

About Nehru Planetarium

    • 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.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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7 traveller reviews for Nehru Planetarium

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Winston  Dsouza
  • Winston Dsouza
  • Lives in Udupi
  • 5 Reviews

"Best place to learn abt solar system"

  • 5.00/7
  • 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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Varun Jaiswal
  • Varun Jaiswal
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 9 Reviews

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

  • 6.00/7
  • 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
  • Shinu George
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"There is lot of scope for improvement"

  • 2.00/7
  • 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

"It is Good"

  • 4.50/7
  • 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
  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"Amazing experience of movie in the sky"

  • 6.00/7
  • 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

"Nehru Planetorium - Lot to Learn"

  • 6.00/7
  • 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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Ashok nath tiwari
  • Ashok nath tiwari
  • 11 Reviews

"Good for children"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2013
Good timepass for children along with education on science, stars and planets.
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