6 May 2013

Nehru Centre and Planetarium

My daughter started her summer vacations, to keep her engaged at least on Sundays, we planned our visit to Nehru Centre and Planetarium last weekend. We booked our tickets online for 3 PM show which was supposed to be in English and the reporting time as per their website was 15mins prior the show would start. Rest other three shows are in Hindi and Marathi. Sundays are always supposed to be lazy, right from waking up in the morning.... By the time we finished our work and started it was 1:30. Nehru Planetarium is almost 45mins  drive from my place. Unfortunately we got stuck in traffic, we were hardly left with hope of attending the show.
My husband wanted to attend 4:30PM Hindi show if we missed 3PM one. But i wanted the English one, so we thought will plan Nehru Science Center for the day and come for the English show the coming weekend. It was already 3 and we were few kms away, so i thought of inquiring till how long would they allow us to enter the hall, we were told even few mins after the start of the show was ok...
Finally we reached by 3:15, me and my daughter got down at the entrance and ran to the hall as i didn't wanted my daughter to miss the start and my hubby went in search of parking. We were lucky enough that the show got delayed and started after we entered the hall.
This is a sky theater show, a projector projects the night sky on the dome as seen by naked eye. The show we attended was Invaders of Mars, the audio visual show highlighted various missions to the red planet.

Nehru Centre comprises of Nehru Planetarium, Discovery Center, Culture Wing and Art Gallery.
Nehru PlanetariumA centre for scientific study of astronomy and for meeting of scientists and scholars for discussions and lectures.
Discovery of India: Discovery of India Exposition, a permanent unique exposition, covering every aspect of artistic, intellectual and philosophical attainment of India through ages, is depicted in 14 galleries which seeks to determine, true identity of the country. 
Cultural Wing: With a view to encourage young performing artists, the Culture Wing organises regular cultural programmes in all branches of performing arts, like dance, drama, music, etc. 
Art Gallery: The Nehru Centre Art Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of young talent and provides a platform for them to exhibit their work along with that of eminent artists. 
Nehru Centre
 Nehru Centre

Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium
Miniature Satellite Launch Vehicles

Nehru Planetarium
Astro Images

Nehru Planetarium
Miniature Astonomer model

Nehru Planetarium
Planetarium Projector
After the show we rushed to Discovery of India Exposition, which was supposed to close by 5. This is permanent exposition which depicts the true identity of the country.. Right from stone age till the independent India. 
Art Gallery had Paintings Exhibiton, "Shades of Life" by re-know painters Sunil Pardeshi and Kisan Khandori. 

Useful Information:
Name of the Sky Show: "Invaders of Mars"
Show Timings                      Language
12noon                                Hindi
1:30PM                               Marathi
3:00PM                               English
4:30PM                               Hindi

Admission Fee:
Adult Rs. 55/-
Child Rs 30/-(4 to 12yrs)
Admission 15mins before the show timing.
Mondays closed.
Check their website for more information: http://www.nehru-centre.org/

34 comments:

  1. Wonderful place to visit indeed! Lovely photographs!

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  2. Wonderfully informative post.

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  3. Just few days back only i was feeling that i should visit now...i had visited Nehru Center when i was in school..It has awesome show which is still roaming my mind...

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    1. Most of us share the same memories of visit to Nehru Planetarium during our schooldays....

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  4. thats a nice post.. awesome clicks aswell !! :)

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  5. Looks like a really interesting place to visit.

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    1. Yes Fun60, it has an interesting Architecture...

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  6. Glad you made the show in time! It is a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Yes Photo Cache, its one of the beautiful places in Mumbai....

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  9. What a great place to visit with your child! Enlightening.

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    1. Thank you Indrani... It refreshed my memories of visit to Nehru Planetarium and Vishweshwaraiah Museum,Bangalore during childhood..

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  10. impressive! this is a great place to bring kids.

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  11. What a great-looking building! Sounds like fun.

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    1. Yes it is ladyfi, especial with kids...

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  12. How did you like the show-what was it like?

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    1. Its a sky theater show(edited in the post)... It was fun...

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  13. A very nice post :) Sounds like fun and a great place to visit.

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  14. lovely photographs. looks like a great adventure! blessings.

    xoxo,
    Allie
    http://framedbygod.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Pawan Kalyan, looks like a nice place to vacation....Thanks for sharing....

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