Science City

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station): 15 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Place Location: Near Hebatpur

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 15 km from Ahmedabad Junction, Science City is an educational center located in Hebatpur locality of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Focused on Science and Technology, it is one of the best places to visit in Ahmedabad.

The Science City was set up in 2001 with a motive to spread awareness about the progression of science and its application in human life. Ventured by state government of Gujarat, this science city is a blend of education and entertainment. It showcases contemporary and imaginative exhibits, working models, virtual reality, activity corners, labs and live demonstrations to provide an understanding of science and technology to the common man.

Covering an area of more than 107 hectares, the Gujarat Science City houses an IMAX 3D theatre, an energy park, a hall of science, Planet Earth, an amphitheater, Life Science Park and musical fountains. With a variety of working exhibits, visitors discover science by themselves in the Hall of Science. They can turn handles, press buttons, look through peepholes, perform fascinating experiments and be amazed at their own capability of making things work. Interactive and educative exhibits of Hall of Space gives the visitor an insight into the working of satellites, mobile telephone, Internet and the application and usage of these technologies in real life.

The Planet Earth pavilion will depict the live experiences of various natural disasters, disaster management with various hands-on and minds-on exhibits and activities. The main section of the Planet Earth pavilion includes Underground Coal Mine, Disaster of Bhuj Earth Quake, Dynamotion, Disaster Management, Children Activity Corner, Life in Water, and many more. The Musical Fountain at science city is claimed to be the Asia's largest one. It has more than 20 kinds of water styles including floating fountain, seagulls, chasing waves, peacocks, swinging, and flower baskets. At the IMAX 3D Theatre, there are several shows throughout the day, which start at 2.30 PM and last till 7.30 PM. Some Thrill Rides are also available at the Science Centre.

The center also organizes a program called Vacation Training Program on Bioresources for school children with the help of government funds to encourage students regarding Bioresources. It is a month-long program for students who gave their SSC exams, each from every district of the state.

Timings: 10. 30 AM to 9 PM

Musical Fountain: 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Person, Rs. 15 for Planetarium, Rs. 20 for Musical Fountain, Rs. 50 for 4D Theatre & Rs. 125 for 3D Show