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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru

(3.8/5 based on 140+ 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 holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Yes, put it mildly it is hands on astronomy (incl of physics, maths) for beginners and re-fresher for elders. We can learn ourselves and teach kids about various things. Size of place is small but amo...  more »
  • Visited with kids and it was a very learning experience for kids and parents as well. The displays are really good and the theatre experience was amazing  more »
  • Check out the show timings (and language) before hand. They are usually updated in their website. Good place for kids to get initiated to the wonders of the world. There are few scientific play stuff ...  more »
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  • One of the better planetariums that I have seen. Some infrastructure upkeep would add to the sheen but even that shortcoming cannot take a star away. Very educative content, quite contemporary and very attractive for kids. Staff is friendly, they manage the crowd cordially and do not get unreasonable in what can be taken in and what can't be. One can visit this place on a regular basis. Better than going to malls.
  • Wonderful educative place for kid's, auditorium is like half globe shape were it is screened, you need to view in semi sleeping position facing upwards "feel like viewing open sky", projectors are state of art technology, they conduct shows for about 45 minutes in kannada, English and hindi languages, show is all about stars, planetary systems of our solar planet.. it's awesome experience it will take you to real outer space.. Kids as well as elders will enjoy for sure...
  • Good place for science enthusiasts especially those interested in astronomy. Special programmes and classes conducted for arousing interest in science based research.
  • The place is surrounded by a huge garden and has interesting shows and details. Can be visited and should take about 3-4 hours. BASE has established a Science Centre in the Planetarium which has become a nucleus for non-formal science education at all levels. The activities of the Science Centre and the Planetarium have made BASE a unique institution for the dissemination of science. A Science Park has been developed in the premises of the Planetarium.
  • An wonderfully maintained place which conducts shows for kids & adults about the space & planets It also has a telescope which will be used by scientific community for observing rare celestial events ... They own the telescope for public viewing on days like solar & lunar eclipse etc ...