National Science Centre
Museum / Gallery
#20 of 34 Places to Visit in Delhi-City
Distance (From New Delhi Railway Station): 6.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 6.5 km from New Delhi Railway Station, The National Science Centre is a science museum located on the Bhairon Road, near the Gate No-1 of Pragati Maidan.
The National Science Centre established in 1992 and was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, P V Narasimha Rao. The objective of the museum is to promote scientific knowledge and thinking among the general public, especially among students.
The museum is spread over four floors and houses working science exhibition as well as exhibition on the history of architecture. It has various sections for all age groups such as Heritage & Dinosaur gallery, Human Biology gallery, Fun Science Library etc. Every gallery houses several exhibits, which are based on different scientific laws and theories. Students learn these laws by watching practical demonstrations of the same.
The most famous models of the museum are those exhibited at the Human Biology Gallery. The Dinosaur's gallery and animals of Mesozoic era are special attractions of the museum. It also houses a library, a planetarium, a cafeteria, conference halls and a cyber-school which conducts short-term courses for students as well as teachers.
Timing: 10 AM to 5 PM open on all seven days except on Holi and Diwali.
Entry: Rs. 40 for Adults and Rs. 20 for Students (Organized School Group).
3D Film Ticket: Rs. 25 for Adults and Rs. 20 for Children
SDL/Taramandal Entry Ticket: Rs. 10.