Nehru Planetarium


14.3/5(27 Ratings)

Nehru Planetarium Overview

Ranked 25 of 770 sightseeing in Mumbai

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 DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Khem raj Kashyap5.0/5

11 reviews

Nice to see

A must Place if you have kids of age 5- 15 Years.Lot of Science concepts can be easily understood if you visit this place.A Must place for family having childernMovie is waste of money as you may find better documenrty on science at National Geography or Discovery Channel.Conveniently located from Western Line of Mumbai Local. Taxi is also cheap option.

Sushin Malayinkil5.0/5

34 reviews

Never miss this

One of the excellent places to visit in mumbai ,neded more time,Science museum.U Love it.Excellent place,Lot of scientific fun here.Some of the science phenomenons and theroems explained there in a simple way !!

Naveen Sunnam3.6/5

1 review

Very old planetarium

i was very disappointed with the seating and movement of seats in the planatorium hall. i visited this place in the month of February with "my brother -in-law to show him the earth origin in scientific sence". 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 "Durdharshan editor's one" and very low too that it cant be "heard clearly and it is not understandable". the "movement is not well" though the "picture presentment is good" i suggest every one to visit this place with out higher expectations and it should be remodeled with new tecnology to compete with others..the "good planetorium i visited is in hyderabad" it is well maintained with "up to date technology."

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S.m.bega Raaj4.3/5

145 reviews

Informative place

Brilliant Nehru !!!I and my wife along with my 2 children went to this wonderful Nehru Center and enjoyed a lot, the exhibits where 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 we are in Mumbai

Ramesh Navik5.0/5

3 reviews

Best picnic spot for learning geography

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 childen 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.!!!!!!!

Winston Dsouza3.6/5

5 reviews

Best place to learn abt solar system

this was an amzing place .... i felt like i was in a space research center..... here we watched a small show.... were u feel like u r among the planets..... best xperience

Varun Jaiswal4.3/5

9 reviews

Lots of knowledge regarding the solar system, and basic science

good for the kids of 10 th 12 th class student. Lots of knowledge regarding the solar system, basic science .15 minutes from station. Telescope to observe planetary orbitals.3D studios for the children's.

Shinu George1.4/5

3 reviews

There is lot of scope for improvement

there is lot of scope for improvement. This is very repetitive. They should include more shows on a daily basis to attract mature crowd as well. this will encourage youth of mumbai also to attend such placesThis is defenitiely worth visitng place but improvement sjhould be there.They should include more shows on a daily basis to attract mature crowd as well. this will encourage youth of mumbai also to attend such places

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5 reviews

It is Good

I have visited a lot of planetarium of different cities.. It is good but not as such different from other planetarium.. But if you like planetarium you can visit it..

Nishitha K n4.3/5

521 reviews

Amazing experience of movie in the sky

This place is almost in the center of the city. We had been taken inside the planetarium and made to sit in he dark where we had an amazing experience of moving in the sky. The place is worth visiting. Can come with family and friends.