Timings : 1: 00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Extra show at 6:00 PM is run during the summer vacations
On Saturday & Sunday, first show is in English. The rest are in Hindi
Booking can be done between 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : Adults - INR 25
Kids (below 3 years) - No Entry Fee
Group of 30 or more - INR 10 per person
Closed on Monday
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Situated at the Surajkund Park neighbourhood of Lucknow, on the banks of the River Gomti, Indira Gandhi Planetarium is also popularly known as Taramandal Show. The highlights are the science and astronomy shows, 3D models and exhibitions.
One can also see various models of the Indian satellites and read diverse data about renowned Indian scientists like Aryabhatt, Varahamihira etc. Also, take a virtual trip to space and afloat amidst the stars and the gorgeous galaxies through the 3D space shows. Designed and modelled in the shape of Saturn with five rings around its central body, the building boasts of striking architecture signifying the solar system. A water pool surrounds the beautiful building.
The foundation stone for the Indira Gandhi Planetarium was laid out by Late Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh- Veer Bahadur Singh in 1988, the planetarium was finally opened to the public in 2003 when it was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati.