Top Science Museums in India 2021: Timings, Entry Fee, Holiday Schedules

National Council of Science Museums India has set up multiple Science Museums across the country to Showcase the Science Knowledge. Here on this page, we will discuss the Best of Science Museums in India, Visitors Entry Timings, Entry Fee, Facilities, and all other relevant things.

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

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Birla Industrial & Technological Museum also known as Birla Science Museum is in Kolkata. The first science museum in India was set up by the industrialist Ghanshyam Das Birla at BITS, in Pilani in a hall (185 sq. mt area) of the Tower Building. The museum depicted mainly the industries and business enterprises of the Birlas. The museum was opened to the public in 1954. Ten years later the museum was shifted to the present building.

Showcase Galleries

  • Biotechnology
  • Children’s Gallery
  • Electricity
  • Fascinating Physics
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Metals
  • Mock-up Coal Mine
  • Motive Power
  • Popular Science
  • Television
  • Transport

Activities

  • 3D film show, ‘Lost World’
  • Coal mine show
  • Science shows on Magic & Miracle, Surprising Chemical Reactions, Super Cool Bodies, Fun Science and Firey-tale
  • Sky observation
  • Taramandal (Portable inflatable planetarium)

Timings

9:30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  (closed only on Holi and Diwali)

(Closed on Doljatra and Kalipuja)

Entry Ticket Rates

Entry Rates are in Indian Rupees.

Sl.No. Ticket Type General Visitor 25 or more in a group Organized School
Group
Govt./Municipal
School
1 Entry Ticket 50 40 20 10
2 3D Show 30 25 20 15
3 Taramandal 10 10 10 10
4 Science Show 10 10 10 5
5 Coal Mine 15 10 5 5

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Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

(Vishweshwaraiah) Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore (VITM), a constituent unit of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, was established in memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. A modest building with a built-up area of 4000 sq. meters., was constructed in the serene surrounding of the Cubbon Park, housing various industrial products and engines, which was opened by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 14.07.1962.

The first gallery set up at VITM on the theme Electricity was opened to the public on 27.07.1965 by the then Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting & Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi.

Showcase

  • Wright brothers aeroplane
  • Science on a Sphere
  • II generation Computer
  • 3D show
  • Spark Theatre
  • Rocket Launching Station
  • Be an Astronaut
  • International Space Station
  • Virtual Reality Games
  • Mirror Maze

Activities

  • Taramandal Show
  • Science Demonstration Show
  • Sky Observation Programme
  • Popular Science Lecture
  • Commemorative Programme
  • Wright brothers aeroplane
  • Science on a Sphere
  • Dinosaur Enclave
  • Science for Children
  • Space Technology Gallery

Timings

Exhibition Hours

9.30 am to 6 pm ( Ticket counter closes at 5.30 pm)

Open on all days of the year. (Except Ganesha Chathurthi and Deepavali)

Entry Ticket Rates

  • General Visitors: Rs.75/-
  • Organised school groups: Rs.30/-
  • Organised Govt./Municipal school groups: Rs.10/-
  • BPL Category on the production of valid BPL card: Rs.5/-
  • 3D show for the general public: Rs.40/-
  • 3D show for Organised school groups: Rs.30/-
  • 3D show for Govt./Municipal school groups: Rs.15/-
  • Taramandal for the general public: Rs.10/-
  • Taramandal for Organised school groups: Rs.10/-
  • Taramandal for Govt./Municipal school groups:: Rs.10/-
  • SDL for the general public: Rs.10/-
  • SDL for Organised school groups: Rs.10/-
  • SDL for Govt./Municipal school groups: Rs.5/-
  • SOS (Science On A Sphere) for the general public: Rs.40/-
  • SOS for Organised school groups: Rs.30/-
  • SOS for Govt./Municipal school groups: Rs.15/-
  • Wright Brothers’ Flyer Simulator for the general public: Rs.60/-
  • Wright Brothers’ Flyer Simulator for Organised school groups: Rs.60/-
  • Wright Brothers’ Flyer Simulator for Govt./Municipal school groups: Rs.60/-

Entry to the Museum is free for the army, navy, air-force and police personnel in uniform and the physically challenged and children below 5 years of age.

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