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Nehru Planetarium

Mumbai

14.3/5(27 Ratings)

Nehru Planetarium Overview

Ranked 27 of 769 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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What travellers are saying about Nehru Planetarium

Experience scale
  • Excellent 3
  • Poor 1
  • Good 1
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

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
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Contact Details

Website:
www.nehru-centre.org/planetarium.html
Phone:
+91-22-2496-4676
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99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Khem raj Kashyap

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 children.Movie is waste of money as you may find better documentary on science at National Geographic or Discovery Channel.Conveniently located from Western Line of Mumbai Local.Taxi is also a cheap option.

Sushin Malayinkil

Sushin Malayinkil5.0/5

33 reviews

Never miss this

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!!

Naveen Sunnam

Naveen Sunnam3.6/5

1 review

Very old planetarium

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

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 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

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 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.

Winston  Dsouza

Winston Dsouza3.6/5

5 reviews

Best place to learn abt solar system

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.

Varun Jaiswal

Varun Jaiswal4.3/5

9 reviews

Lots of knowledge regarding the solar system, and basic science

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.

Shinu George

Shinu George1.4/5

3 reviews

There is lot of scope for improvement

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.

Azhar

Azhar3.2/5

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 planetariums. But if you like planetariums you can visit it..

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n4.3/5

522 reviews

Amazing experience of movie in the sky

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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