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Some of The Best Science Museums in India for a Road Trip with Your Kids

After 2 years, the children are going to get their summer vacation soon and they deserve to be taken to a place where they can feel a bit of change. Well, if you want your kids to learn something even during their break, you can plan a road trip with your kids to the Science Museums in the country. As a matter of fact, the country has quite many Science Museums and several things for the kids to learn from. At the same time, they can have fun too. If you are planning for one such trip, you can take a look at some of the Science Museums in India for a road trip.

7 Best science museums in India in 2022

1. Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai

This is one of the most popular science museums in India where you can witness over 500 science exhibits, both hands-on and interactive. The exhibits are based on various themes such as sound, energy, mechanics, kinematics, and transportation, and are featured in various galleries as well as the science park. 3D and Science on Sphere shows are conducted daily here. This is an incredible place for school students as workshops and science fairs are held on a regular basis. From February 22nd to 28th, National Science Day is celebrated by the center here.

  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 20 for students, INR 70 for general visitors
  • Best time to visit: November to February

2. National Science Centre, Delhi

This science center in Delhi was inaugurated in 1992 and is one of the biggest science centres in Asia. You would often see students visiting this place. The main attraction of this place is the Energy Ball. The other galleries have themes such as human biology, water, fun science, prehistoric life, nuclear power, and emerging tech. One of the galleries is totally dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The center is located in the Pragati Maidan complex and regular science shows are conducted here. Your kids will get a lot of chances to learn many things here.

  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 25 for students, INR 60 for general visitors
  • Best time to visit: November to March

3. Birla Science Museum, Hyderabad

Birla Planetarium and Science Museum in Hyderabad has gained a lot of attention for housing Dinosaurium, which is one of the best in the entire world. This centre was started in 2000 and you can witness a lot of fossils of dinosaurs which are as old as 160 million years. Apart from this, you can also take a tour of the science museum as well as the space museum. The aim of showcasing the exhibits in the museum is to teach the basic laws of physics, mechanics, perception, optical illusions. The attractions of the space museum here are the satellites, spacecraft, and rockets that are all given by the ISRO.

  • Opening time: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 75 for students, INR 125 for general visitors
  • Best time to visit: November to January

4. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bengaluru

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum dates back to 962 and is the oldest science museum in the country. The science museum was established to pay a tribute to Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. There are two special exhibits and seven exhibition halls in this museum. The major attraction of this science museum is the aeroplane that was made by the Wright Brothers. You can watch 3D movies on the Fun Science gallery screens. As you visit the other galleries, you will get to learn about dinosaurs, electronics, and biotechnology.  A must-visit is the Science on a Sphere and ElectroTechnic gallery. As you visit the science park, you can see the airplanes and the steam engines.

  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Best time to visit: October to March

5. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata

Under the National Council of Science Museums of the Ministry of Culture, this was the first science museum in India. This is one of the best science museums in India which is often frequented by students and science enthusiasts. One can learn a lot through the exhibitions, interactive models, and educational programmes as well as activities that are conducted throughout the year. There are several facilities at the museum which enable the students to understand the concepts of astronomy, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, electricity, and electronics. You along with your kids also must attend the Taramandal show as you can learn about the stars as well as constellations. There is also a scope of attending the Sky Observation Programme in which they use a 10-inch Telescope

  • Opening time: 9.30 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 50 per head
  • Best time to visit: December to February

6. Science City, Kolkata

Science City was established by the National Council of Science Museums in 1997. It is the only museum in India as of now where a dedicated gallery for coronavirus has already been set up. On visiting the Dynamotion Hall, you can see the aquarium and butterfly enclave.

  • Opening time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Entry fee: INR 60 per head
  • Best time to visit: December to February

7. Kerala Science and Technology Museum, Thiruvananthapuram

This is an autonomous museum where one can learn a lot about science. The museum houses several galleries that are themed around electronics, electricity, power, and motion mechanics. They also have over 300 exhibits. The other things that you will find at this museum are a science park, planetarium, kid’s park, and a mobile science exhibition.

  • Opening time: 10 am to 5 pm (Mondays are closed)
  • Entry fee: INR 15 per head
  • Best time to visit: December to February

Now, all that you have to do is plan a road trip in India to these science museums and for that, you must get a self-drive car rental service. You can download the Revv app and come across the cars from which you can book one. 

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