Patna Planetarium

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Timings : 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Show timings 12.30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM & 5:00 PM
Closed on Monday

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : INR 50 (Ticket mandatory for kids over 3 years)
INR 10 per ticket concession for booking of Full Show by schools & educational institutions

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Also Refered As:

Indira Gandhi Planetarium

Patna Planetarium, Patna Overview

Located in the city of Patna, Indira Gandhi Planetarium or Patna planetarium is one of the oldest and largest planetariums of Asia. It is also popularly known as Taramandal, meaning a circle of stars, and is one of the largest and most well-maintained planetariums in the country. A wide range of film shows on subjects related to astronomy are showcased here. Apart from that, exhibitions are also held on various related topics for visitors. 

The Patna Planetarium has a modern state of the art projection system,well-maintained complex and a chic auditorium. The seating capacity in the main hall is of 276 people. There is a huge dome shaped screen here to showcase the movies in which visitors need to look up on the roof to enjoy the amazing feeling of watching a sky full of fascinating stars, moons and other celestial bodies. A crystal clear surround sound quality makes the experience even more wonderful. Apart from this, a separate place is available for holding large events, conferences, seminars or workshops. These wonderful facilities make this tourist attraction in the crowded city - Patna, both entertaining and educational.

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Shows and Exhibitions at Patna Planetarium

Regular film shows on subjects related to astronomy are held in the planetarium. Thousands of tourists from around the world visit here to enjoy these informative short films. You can easily book tickets over the counter for the shows. A booking for full or half auditoriums is also available at a reasonable price.

Apart from that various exhibitions and seminars are also held for those who are interested in the subject matter. People are free to contact the person-in-charge to organize or attend an exhibition or seminar going on in here.

Show Timings
12.30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM & 5:00 PM every day except Mondays.

History of Patna Planetarium

The idea of building a planetarium in the city of Patna was conceptualized by former chief Minister Shri Satyendra Narain Sinha. He laid the foundation stone of the place in the year 1989. The overall construction was administered by the Bihar Council of Science & Technology. After utilizing a total amount of INR 11 crore, the planetarium finally opened for public viewing after 4 years and was inaugurated by Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav on 21st March 1993. It has been dedicated to the memories of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and has now become one of the largest, oldest and most well-maintained planetariums in the country.

How To Reach Patna Planetarium

You can hire a private taxi or take any locally available transportation like autorickshaws, car or bus from anywhere in Patna to reach here. The planetarium is situated around 1.5 km away from Patna railway station.

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