Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: In T Chowdiah Road Near Vidhana Soudha

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is situated at T. Chowdiah Road in Bangalore near Vidhana Soudha. Established in 1989, the Planetarium has an observatory equipped with a six inch code refractor telescope. It is one of the ideal places to visit for children in Bangalore.

The sky theatre inside with a dome of 15 m in diameter has a sitting capacity of 225. The Planetarium aims to provide an awareness of astronomy amongst students as well as the common public. Daily two shows are held here for everyone interested in knowing the mysteries of outer space. A Science Park is being developed around the Planetarium. Some of the models on display include Resonant Swings, Whispering Dishes, Sun Dial, Giant Kaleidoscope, Model of a Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV).

Show timings: 3 PM and 4:30 PM. Closed on Mondays.

Entry Fee: Rs 35 for Adults & Rs. 20 for Children