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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  • The planetarium needs no introduction or review It in itself is a legend. It had been and is there till date a point of attraction from age group of 8-80. However after being closed for renovation for...  more »
  • Pickpockets are there near the counter when you try to get entry tickets. I was a victim too! Other than that it is a good place to visit in Kolkata.  more »
  • As the name says, it is about solar system. The graphical representation was jaw struck. It was very informative. Apart from short 30mins movie, there were well descriptive walls for each planet. The ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Best place to hangout with your kids. After watching all the presentation the will surely get a better idea about aerospace.
  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit... specially for kids and if they have interest on space then they will love this place.
  • 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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