Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : Adults: INR 60
School students/Children (up to 16 years): INR 35
(Children below 3 years is not allowed into the Sky Theatre)
Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (closed on Mondays, second Tuesdays, local and national holidays)
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore is a popular attraction site in the city, administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). The entire establishment is meant for the science enthusiasts with an aim to impart knowledge of scientific aspects of earth and space in a fun and exciting way. From how stars form to how planets evolve, from the origin of life to human's space expeditions, from how gravity works to how eclipses happen - the planetarium tells it all. The Sky Theatre is its main attraction, but there are other exciting setups as well which is fun to experience as well as gives an overall idea about a number of scientific phenomena.
People, especially kids, from around the city visit this place as well as tourists who are in Bangalore for some days. Mainly it facilitates the educational institutes which can bring their students here for an academic excursion with prior booking. The children get to learn things outside the classrooms and also enjoy a day out with friends. The place is a fascinating hub of knowledge but not in a preachy, textbook manner; but rather in a much more intriguing and practical way which explains the concepts much better than simple words on a piece of paper.