If you are a science enthusiast, Nehru Planetarium in Mumbai is your place to go to. Inaugurated in the year 1977 by Indira Gandhi, the Nehru Planetarium promotes science and technology through lectures, educational and cultural events, seminars etc. The planetarium primarily promotes astronomy and scientific discoveries etc through these seminars and lectures.
The planetarium was designed by famous Indian architect JM Kadri. Ever since its construction, the Nehru Planetarium has been a centre of interest for students, scientists, and aspiring astronomers. There are also shows held at the planetarium on a regular basis. Some popular shows such as Tryst and Destiny, Mahatma - The Eternal Light, The Wonders of the Universe, Invaders of Mars, etc have been attracting visitors for a very long time.
The Nehru Planetarium features a white dome, which is stunningly spectacular, along with the building’s cylindrical structure. The architecture of the Nehru Planetarium is something to marvel at. The popularity of the planetarium is because of its educational and cultural activities, as well as architecture.
Location: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 60 (adult), INR 40 (child)
Timings: 12PM-4.30PM everyday
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4.7 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central