Birla Planetarium, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in West Bengal
Find out about astronomy and science at Birla Planetarium, the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. Commissioned in 1963, today it hosts an electronic laboratory for production of science equipment, an astronomy gallery with a large collection of paintings an celestial models, and an observatory equipped with a powerful telescope. Participate in more than 100 astronomical projects dealing with space sciences as well as astrology, with the capacity of 680 attendees. Programs are conducted in English, Bengali, and Hindi. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Birla Planetarium and many more Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kolkata (Calcutta) online road trip planner .
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  • September 23, 2017
    I had the opportunity to visit Birla Planetarium on 21st September 2017 with my team and my travel group of 40 PAX. It was closed for renovation for quite sometime and I expected something great. They...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Definitely a place to visit when you are in Kolkata. Had a great experience and knowledge of the universe.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    This is a must visit particularly for children to arise their curiosity. Very good place for educating and introducing about astronomy to children. There are seven shows per day. Three in hindi, two i...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    I had visited this place around 15 years back. Although the session was in Bengali language, it was fun. It was like true IMax experience! Kids will enjoy the experience!
  • June 28, 2017
    Best place to hangout with your kids. After watching all the presentation the will surely get a better idea about aerospace.
  • July 17, 2017
    It is the largest planetarium of Asia. Nice to enjoy with kids witnessing the night sky and the beautiful presentation on astronomy in different languages.
  • June 19, 2017
    Nice place to visit... specially for kids and if they have interest on space then they will love this place.
  • May 11, 2017
    A place of Attraction and Historic Valued Place. People can explore the Night Sky, Meteor, Lunar Sky, Solar Eclipse etc. People especially students can achieve a lot of knowledge about the Universe. It is near Victoria Memorial and Rabindra Sadan.

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