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National Science Centre

National Science Centre, on the main Bhairon Road, before the gate no-1 of Pragati Maidan is one of the largest and best science centres of National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) with good scientific models, participatory exhibits, interesting artifacts on display. Established with the aim to create and develop interest of the students in the field of science, a visit to the centre would be a fun as well as learning for anybody.

There are many galleries in the centre specifically dealing with a particular theme having a number of displays. These displays are based on different theories and laws of science that can be understood by the students by demonstrating it practically. Among the many, the models displayed at Human Biology gallery are very intriguing and fascinating. A lot of visitors especially children like the Dinosaur's gallery of animals of Mesozoic era. Then there are also numbers of displays informing India's contribution to science and mathematics, about Nobel Prize winners and eminent Indian personalities of the field.

National Science Centre also houses a good library and an inflatable planetarium apart from the Cyber School, which organizes various short-term courses for the students as well as the teachers.There is also a souvenir shop within the museum premises where visitors can purchase key chains, t-shirts and chinaware.

Location:Just before Gate no-1, Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, Delhi

Time to Visit:On all days

Preferred Timings: 10.00 AM to 5.30 pm

Admission Fee: INR 10

Photography charges: Permission required

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this museum or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: Nizamuddin Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: Approx 1½ hours

Special Event / Annual Event

The centre organizes interactive sessions with leading scientist of the country and science picnics for the students (in group). For details check with local authorities

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Walking distance: Pragati Maidan, Craft Museum, Nila Gumbad on southeastern side, Purana Qila, Delhi Zoo, Sabz Burz, Nili Chhatri; In 3 km radius: India Gate, Ashokan Rock Edict, Nizam-ud-din's Shrine, Khairul Manzil Masjid.

Nearby Places to Eat

Sweet Corner, Nathu's (both in Sunder Nagar Market), Hotel Oberoi, Flavors of Defence colony, Indian Habitat Center in Lodi Road, Nizamuddin's Karim and roadside food stalls.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Sunder Nagar Market (antiques, jewellery, brassware), Connaught Place (jewellery, books, art galleries, leather goods and the list goes on) Central Cottage Industries (merchandise and curios), Janpath (clothes and low priced gifts, souvenirs and curios) and Palika Bazaar (electronic items).

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04


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