Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Lucknow - Timings, Entry Fee, History & Artifacts

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Distance (From Lucknow Junction Railway Station): 6 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: At The Surajkund Park Neighborhood

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 6 km from Lucknow Junction, Indira Gandhi Planetarium is a planetarium situated at the Surajkund Park neighborhood of Lucknow. Located on the banks of the River Gomti, it is one of the interesting places to visit in Lucknow.

The foundation stone of the Indira Gandhi Planetarium was laid in the year 1988 and has been opened to the public since 2003. The design of this planetarium is in the shape of Saturn with its five rings. Known worldwide for its uniqueness, the outstanding structure and design of the building attract a large number of tourists. Surrounded by a water pool with fountains, this 21-meter spherical building of the planetarium is specially designed to give an idea of crater formation on celestial bodies.

Indira Gandhi Planetarium is also popularly known for the Taramandal Show that starts with the description of the Chandrayaan mission to the moon. The Taramandal show explains every point to visitors in a very common language. The show explains space and the star's structure to visitors. The planetarium organizes four shows in a day that starts at 1 PM, 2.30 PM, 4 PM, and 5 PM. If there are a hundred or more visitors coming into the group then they can organize an additional show between 10.30 AM to 12.15 PM. In the summer, Planetarium can organize an extra show at 6 PM.

The planetarium also displays a beautiful gallery known as the Astronomy and Space Gallery which shows various Astronomy models and also gives information about the Indian space Missions. This completely air-conditioned planetarium has a state-of-the-art projection system, which gives special effects while projecting. Art projecting system, digital sound, and lift-ramp for handicapped persons are the other facilities available here. During celestial events like the Solar and Lunar Eclipse special programs are organized.

Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM, Closed on Mondays

3D Show Timings: 1 PM, 2.30 PM, 4.00 PM & 5 PM

Entry: Rs. 25 for Person, & Rs. 10 per person for a group of 30 or more