Top 5 Must Visit Space/Science Museums for Kids
2. Nehru Science Center (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
After naming after India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Nehru Science Center (NSC) is currently the largest interactive science center in the country. It was in 1985, the center was open to public by Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. NSC has a sprawling eight acres of Science Park with varieties of plants, trees and shrubs along with 500 hands-on and interactive exhibits based on energy, sound, kinematics, mechanics, transport and more. Every year, the center has visitors over 7 lakh and its 3D Science Show is also very popular. The NSC is open to public everyday from 10AM to 6PM including Sundays and public holidays except two days, i.e. One on the 2nd day of Holi (Dhulandi or the day of colours) and Second on the day of Diwali.
3. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (Bengaluru, Karnataka)
Established in memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, VITM is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Constructed in Cubbon Park, the building houses several scientific experiments and engines, and was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 14th July 1962.
With over 1 million visitors a year, the museum is open on all days except (Diwali and Ganesha Chathurthi). One of the most fascinating things about the museum is the exhibition galleries it has, the Engine Hall, Fun Science, How Things Work Gallery, The Space – Emerging Technology, the Biotechnological Revolution, Science for Kids, Dinosaur Alive, BEL Hall of Electronics, The Science on a Sphere, Wright Brothers Exhibit are some of the galleries in the museum.