Science Centre, Surat

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Timings : Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM,
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Science Centre, Surat Overview

Set amidst the bustling city of Surat, a rapidly developing economy, the Science Centre does a great deal in glorifying the explosive growth of the city. From housing thematic galleries that display a wide range of touching various factions of the world- Space, Cosmos, Polar, Textile, Diamond, etc. to a state of the art 3D amphitheatre that practically teleports you to a different dimension, the Science Centre of Surat has it all. They have a 'Fun Science Gallery' where over 50 exhibits have been displayed that give a fun twist to the various principles of science. Many of these exhibits allow guest participation in proving the theories by live experimentation.

The Science Centre is also equipped with a fully functional and undoubtedly extraordinary planetarium. Here, you can virtually teleport yourself to the stars, moons and planets of the universe and bring the astronaut in you to life. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum is part of the Science Centre, and it does a great job at preserving and exalting the cultural heritage of our country. All these top-notch amenities and modern facilities make the Science Centre one of the most popular and frequently visited attractions for children and adults alike. Be sure to check out all of the attractions in the Science Centre to be blown away by what science can do.

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Planetarium at Science Centre

Located on the first floor of the Science Centre, the planetarium is a huge spherical auditorium that is mainly used to project extraordinarily wide multi-media shows- much like a glimpse of the entire universe. Visiting this planetarium will give you the opportunity to see the planetary bodies of various stars, moons, planets and milk ways up close! The shows are narrated in three languages- Gujarati, Hindi and English. The dome-shaped ceiling gives a more realistic effect to your journey through space. You are acquainted with celestial bodies, facts and tidbits about their nature and even celestial arrangements of astrological signs!

Timings of Planetarium: The Planetarium is closed on Mondays and public holidays. On Sundays and Tuesdays, the show runs from 11:15 AM to 1:45 PM, and from Wednesdays to Saturdays, the show starts at 2:45 PM and goes on till 5:45 PM.

Art Gallery at Science Centre

The art gallery at the Science Centre in Surat is an art lover's paradise. It is a platform for many up and coming artists who need to showcase their undiscovered talent. A treasure trove of modern and contemporary art, the art gallery here displays masterpieces of renowned as well as novice artists and introduces to the viewer a broad spectrum of talent and creativity.

Timings for art gallery: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Sardar Vallabhai Patel Museum at Science Centre

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum here is a whopping 128 years old and does a great job at preserving and promoting the historical and cultural heritage of our country. The museum houses artefacts that stress visual and living history that aim at reflecting all the facets of an ancient as well as modern civilisation. The museum also celebrates an object of a month, to spread more awareness about the exhibits and bring a fun twist to history.

Timings for Museum: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Diamond Gallery at Science Centre

The Diamond Gallery showcases the complete life cycle of a diamond, from the early stages of mining up until the final stages of polishing and shaping. All this information is compiled in various short films that make understanding the process much easier. A fun character, Hira Kaka, has been introduced in these videos to make the learning fun and gripping. There are many models displayed that show you the physical version of the diamond as it passes through the different stages of production. The Diamond Gallery reiterates the significant role of that India plays, especially Surat, in the diamond industry across the globe. You will be surprised to know that out of every 10 diamonds in the world, 9 diamonds are cut and polished in India!

Timings for Diamond Gallery: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Fun Science at Science Centre

Different principles of Science like Newton’s laws, Barnolie's Principle, Principles of Optics, Electromagnetic Induction, etc. are given a fun twist at the Fun Science so that they are easier to understand. Many of these exhibits involve practical experiments that can easily get through to everyone.

Timings for Fun Science: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Science Centre Ticket Cost

Science Centre + Planetarium + Museum + Diamond Gallery
Above 18 years: INR 100
3 - 18 years: INR 65

Science Centre + Museum + Diamond Gallery
Above 18 Years: INR 60
3 - 18 Years: INR 40

Science Centre + Planetarium + Museum + Diamond Gallery + 3D Show
Above 18 years: INR 120
3 - 18 years: INR 80

Planetarium
Above 18 years: INR 50
3 - 18 years: INR 40

3D Show
Above 18 years: INR 60
3 - 18 years: INR 40

How To Reach Science Centre, Surat

The Science Centre is situated along the City Light Road in Athwa. The nearest railway station is the Surat Railway Station which is 8.5 kms away from the Science Centre, which is a 20-minute drive. You can hail a cab or an auto rickshaw from here which will take you directly to the Science Centre at economical costs. The Surat Bus Stand is also very close to the railhead with a lot of buses plying in and out throughout the day. Taking a bus to the Science Centre will get you there in no time and at very cheap rates.

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