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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Categories: Observatories, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
Observe planets and learn about the solar system at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, a center dedicated to research and popularization of astronomy in downtown Bengaluru. Featuring two shows daily in a domed shaped theater, the planetarium can host up to 210 spectators. The performance uses different visuals such as computer animations, cartoon special-effects, and video clippings. Experimental rocket launches and other educational tests are regularly organized for student groups. The building has a science park and a science center and there is a children’s playground featuring a model of Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Bengaluru (Bangalore) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • the planetorium is the worth ton see especially to the high school students with acadamic int ., for other we can know more about the universe , 
  • this gives a good introduction to planetary system. it is in city center and there is ample parking inside 
  • We went with the kids and had a really rich experience. The 4 hours we spent there kept us engaged in the various scientific innovations and the show. 
  • A good place for science enthusiast. Kids will surely enjoy the documentary films that are screened in the dome theatre. Don't miss the Live science experiments in the lawn. Can hop across the road to see the indira gandhi musical fountain park, children would have a nice time.
  • The review by Sujay Krishna is very good. But if someone has not seen the planetarium, they must see it at least once, along with the adjacent musical fountain. The rates are reasonable, and the children would really love this place
  • One of the best place to understand the astrophysics, people may assume that this is a sort of picnic spot but this is one to learn from . good place to consult on making telescopes as well.
  • No doubt! It can be a great place to spend time with Kids. But, if you are really interested in astronomy it seems lame here. LOCATION: It's located in the heart of Bangalore opposite to Indiragandi Musical Fountain premises. They have placed many sign boards to notify the turn to be taken. It has ample parking space. The premises has a science park, observatory, sky theatre and a park. TICKETS: As on December 2015, charges for Adult Entry is Rs.35 and they won't charge for vehicle parking and for the entry of science park. SKY THEATRE: It's located on the right hand side of planetarium. You need to walk through a photo gallery to get into the theatre. Seats are quite comfortable and screen appeared clean. Ventilation / air-conditioning is not good, you might feel little suffocation upon entering. Show starts with a short film about light pollution which is of 10 mins. Then the star appears on sky! To be frank, after watching HD movies in theatres & home televisions their show appears very dull. Very poor clarity indeed. The show itself seems very old and doesn't offers new things to learn. It appears like it's based on matriculation syllabus of 2001. Really DISAPPOINTING. Each show will be approximately 40-45Mins long. SCIENCE PARK: It's nice and gives basic knowledge about planetary motions, oscillations etc. NOTE: Every Monday & Second Tuesday of Every Month if Holiday. Children Below 3 Years are not allowed inside sky theatre. They run special shows on every Sunday and on public holidays. They also arrange special observatory camps during solar & lunar eclipse. Their website is among those rare government websites which keeps updating every month promptly. So, you can check for special announcements & show timings on their website all the time . On weekdays it will be usually free. But on weekend I suggest you to be at the ticket counter atleast 20 mins before the show timings.
  • Good place to take your small kids to learn the basics.. and instill curiosity about astronomy. i love planetarium of any city. JN Planetarium or taralaya is quite good. the shows should eb updated and science park can be upgraded though.
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