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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium


14.5/5(18 Ratings)

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Overview

Ranked 46 of 489 sightseeing in Bangalore

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium attracts tourists from every walk of life. The Planetarium presents astronomical facts in an exciting way, which makes it easy for visitors to gather knowledge about stars, planets and astronomical facts.

Founded in the year 1989 by the Bangalore City Corporation, the planetarium aims at disseminating knowledge regarding science and solar system. In 1992, the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) was entrusted the responsibility to look after the administration.

With dome diameter of 15.0 metres and seating capacity of 210, the planetarium organises shows to witness night sky, sky-theatre shows, constellation pictures and more.
This landmark features a Science Centre and a Science Park. The Science Park within the planetarium premises exhibits models of DNA, Resonant Swings and Whispering Dishes. At the park, visitors can also see model of a Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV), Sun Dial and Giant Kaleidoscope.

Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) along with Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA) organises 'Know Your Stars' activity on first Sunday of every month. The activity features night simulation, lecture sessions and observation of astronomical objects using telescopes. Portable telescopes are used to witness planetary movements and astronomical activity./html>

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What travellers are saying about Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Vasudha satish dharwadkar3.0/5

2 reviews


This was just a run of the mill experience. Didn't add anything new to generally available knowledge of the stars. I thought that in the IT hub of India, even a planetarium would offer some new-age out of the box experience. Sadly it wasn't to be.

Sumit Nagori4.3/5

128 reviews

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium - Kids world

This place in the centre of the city. It's an amazing and wonderful place to take your kids. This place is missed by most of them as in this mall culture no one remembers a planetarium. A beautiful place for your kids to learn and enjoy together.

Mohan Prasad4.6/5

6 reviews

Good place for kids to learn scientific knowledge

Demos are excellently arranged and explained. Planetarium show is nice and could be better with more interesting topic. Displaying weights on different planets is good idea to experience.

Rakesh Ranjan4.6/5

5 reviews

Good place for science lovers

It is the only planetarium in Bangalore, worth place to visit during sunset as in opposite of planetarium there is park. Park has good musical fountain which is open during night. Try to avoid going on Sunday as there is too much rush, good place to go with family and friends.

Vineet tripathi4.3/5

61 reviews

Good place but cumbersome ticketing system

This is a worth visiting place, especially for those who have not visited planetariums ever before. But the shows are always over crowded. People need to wait in long queues to buy tickets for subsequent shows. They should introduce movie like advance booking facilities so that visitors can be sure that they will be able to enjoy a specific show before reaching the venue. They should also provide better food and dining option inside the campus.

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A S3.6/5

453 reviews

Good planetarium

I love Planetariums. The stars somehow get so close to you. Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium opens at around 12 pm in the morning. Just in case you reach there a little early then you can hang around the park for a while. There are several practical physics experiment which are displayed in the park which will take you back to your science books. Like usual planetariums there is a round seating and the screen is on the ceiling. They show video other than planet related content on two different screens which I found a little wired. There is a small shop where you can get some snacks. You may find a lot of school children on any given they. I guess they are the only ones who are making good use of such establishments now a day.

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Sanjay .5.0/5

22 reviews

Grasp more knowledge towards space science

A place where young ones learn about the universe and grasp more knowledge towards space science. Wonderfull exp for on hour, it is as though we are sitting in the space shuttle and hats off to the live galaxy show which they exhibit.

Sunil b desor5.0/5

2 reviews

Just like space

I visited this place during my schooling and I felt like i was in space and it was wonderful to me.

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