Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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#2 of 8 in Childrens Museums in West Bengal
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At Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, learn about the development of technology and science, through many fun and educational displays both for adults and the youngest. In the first building, you’ll see various exhibits showing how physics and mechanics work, as well as how the living world evolved, all through simulations, videos, and artifacts. The second building showcases mostly science and medicine, and there you can learn about different plants, medications, and other subjects. There’s also a kids’ area where they learn through playing, and a 3D cinema with educational movies. To visit Birla Industrial & Technological Museum and other attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta), use our Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary builder.
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  • Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, a unit under National Council of Science Museums, the parent body of all the science Centres / Museums in India. This is one of the pride of Kolkata, but needs...  more »
  • An ideal time to visit the Museum is between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. lots of things to watch..knowledge worthy..some time you will feel as you are a teacher, some time as a student..at the end you wil...  more »
  • Is in a convenient location of kolkata come their with your kid and help them understand a lot of science and technology. Also their are added attractions like coal pi which is a great stuff for every...  more »
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  • Good place for Students, parents or any other adults, who are enthusiastic to understand science & technology. Want to explore the reason behind the magical power or myth. Need a full day. Even not enough if you want to see all shows, paid & free both types. Having parking facility and canteen also. Evening you can enjoy sky watching using their telescope from Oct to May
  • This is a good place for high school students and even early learners.The kids corner at the topmost floor is very good. A restaurant inside the building serves food but it was a bit shabby so we did not have lunch there. Scientific galleries are really amazing. A good place to learn. In the outside there is a small courtyard with tall trees outlining it.We saw lots of squirrels there. Rabbits, guneapigs and pigeons are there in a cage. In a small pool there are many fishes. Good for a family trip.
  • It's really good and different type of museum. Unlike science city it just not merely focus on physics, chemistry and bio , but it's focus area is towards engineering. Different types of engines, turbines, car models, quiz make it a wonderful place to visit especially if you have a technical aptitude. Coal mine show is really good as it offers deep understanding of coal mining techniques, difficulties and latest technology.
  • This museum is dedicated to the scientific inventions over the ages and is displayed in the form of beautiful models targeted towards a younger audience. However even adults will find this place educational as well as enjoyable. Do not miss the mock coal mine and the 3D show.
  • Very nice place for kids, students and adults especially for science students. Students usually study only theoretical but here they can observe it practically which is most important to gather knowledge..there is one kids corner, paid shows and lot more to explore..great museum for those who love history and science..