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Main Attractions at Science City, Kolkata


Posted Date: 17-May-2011  Last Updated:   Category: Place to Visit in Bengal    
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Bengal is a place where a number of tourist spots and religious places are present. These places are centre of attraction for the people of Bengal as well as people from all over India come to these places to get mental peace and for fun. In this article I will discuss everything in detail about science city at kolkata.



Science City at Kolkata is very nice place where one can know a lot about scientific theories and science practical . Science City was established in Kolkata with an aim to bring awareness about science and create innovative skills among children. The science city is under the custody of National Council of Science Museums which is looked after by Ministry of Culture and Government of India. It was established in the year 1997 on 1st July. It also holds the prestige of being the largest science center in India.

The location of science city is at the crossing Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane avenue, Kolkata. It has many places with a collection of many science projects that explain various scientific principles. In addition to students even adults visit this place to increase their knowledge. The various models present in the Science city will compel you to apply some logic and think about how the model is working. Thus visiting the place is not only fun but also it gives a lot of knowledge to the people.

Galleries at Science City, Kolkata


There are a number of galleries present in the science city, Kolkata. Some of these are:

Dynamotion Hall
There are a number of models and exhibitions explaining various scientific theories. An exhibition on the world of Illusion based on the principle of motion and placement is the centre of attraction for the people. There are a lso variety of fishes present in this hall in very beautiful aquariums. There is also a colony of cute butterflies which is known as Live Butterfly enclave.

Earth Exploration Hall
Another great palce at Science city to hang out is the Earth Exploration Hall . It was inaugurated by Ambika Soni
on 6 December, 2008 . The exhibition here shows informations and practicals abhout the earth. The place gives information about both the hemispheres on different floors in an interactive manner. You will get a lot of information about the earth here in addition like there are illustrative pictures of flora and fauna to increase your knowledge also. Your geography is going to be very strong once you visit this hall at Science City, Kolkata.

There are a number of techniques and machines that are used to highlighten the information. These include attractive visuals, interactive multimedia, video walls, panoramic videos, tilting tables, computer kiosks and 3-D effects theater. At the 3-d theater you can watch exciting 3-D films after wearing spectacles.

Evolution Park
This is also one of the most visited park in Science City Kolkata. It is very large in size. Here you can see some interesting and unique models of animals including the model of different varieties of Dinosaurs. In addition to this you can also find here the models of different varieties of plants here.

Space Odyssey
The Space Odyssey at the science city Kolkata is just like a planetarium. There are more than 150 special projectors installed here to give you better feel and look. At one time about 360 people can sit here and enjoy the show. Astrovision film Mystery of the Nile is the main attraction here which is of 45 minutes duration.

One more 3-D vision theater is also present here for people to enjoy 3-D shows. Another very interesting system present here is the mirror magic which is based on reflection of light. There is also a time machine which gives you an experience of space flight or journey to the space. The experiences you can get here are mind blowing and will give you memories that you will remember for your whole life.

Maritime Center
Another attraction at the Science City is the Maritime Center which shows the maritime history of India. It ahs exhibitions on the navigational and shipping systems. You can also enjoy the benefits of Quiz corner here.

Science Park
At the science park you will find information about plants and animals. Different varieties of plants and animals are explained here that increase your knowledge about the surroundings and thus quite useful. The attractions at this place include Caterpillar Ride, Gravity Coaster, Musical Fountain, Road Train, Cable Cars, Monorail Cycle, butterfly nursery.

Facilities at Science City, Kolkata


Here are some of the unique facilities at the Science City, Kolkata
•There is a grand theatre that has a seating capacity of 2232 people . It holds the prestige of being one of the largest auditorium in the eastern India.
•There is also a mini theatre with a 392 people sitting capacity.
•A seminar hall is also present where conferences, meetings and seminars are organized.


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