Were you one of those students who hated science? Well, if yes that was because you didn’t visit one of National Science Centre Museums in India. Known for their alternate and fun way of educating children about Science, the National Science Centre has gone on to become a major kids tourism attraction in Delhi. With their mission of promoting scientific studies amongst children, National Science Centre has been a positive boost in making students more interested in the field of science.
Situated near Pragati Maidan, The Science Museum was inaugurated by Late P.V Narasimha Rao, the then Prime Minister of India. India has seen a boost in scientific advancements during the period of the 1980’s and the museum was a result of growing popularity in the field. The museum has a total of 8 sections and each section has an individual theme. The visitors are welcomed in the museum by giant balls explaining the concept of Potential Energy. There are various galleries which depict the history of Science in India, Developments in Scientific Field and Future Prospects. Another exhibit includes Human biology - the miracle of human life. The gallery covers all the prospects of the human body, explaining every possibility of human body and strength. The most loved gallery is the Fun Science. In this gallery, guests are taught basic scientific principles using alternate practical methods of learning. The museum also covers the discovery of prehistoric times. The story of the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel is one of the major attractions for kids. The museum also has a gallery dedicated to future advancements, where exhibits discuss the possibility of future inventions and advancements. The National Science Center tries to give a holistic knowledge of science, relying on practical applications. The story of the invention of airplanes, bike, car, and various modern advancements are aimed to inspire students to pursue Science as their future field of interest at the same time the museum aims to share the information with the world.
One of the best kids friendly museums in Delhi, the major visitors are either school students seeking knowledge or family tour looking to explore the museums in Delhi. With the growing popularity of Science and popularity of Museum, there have been various attempts to make this place more kid-friendly and make the place a perfect spot to seek scientific knowledge. Under the care of the Ministry of Culture, the National Science Center has been pivotal in producing scholars in the field of Science.
So if you are planning a day sightseeing tour in Delhi with your family, National Science Center Museum is a perfect place to bring your kids to impart a little knowledge of Science.
Major Highlights of the Museum
- Fun Science Gallery
- Prehistoric Science Gallery
- Emerging Technology Gallery
- Galaxy Gallery
- Water - The Elixir of Life
- Information Revolution Gallery
Sunday- Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm except public holidays
INR 40 per person, INR 20 for organized student trips
Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
How to Reach
The easiest way to reach the Museum is to get down at Pragati Maidan Metro Station (Blue Line) and exit from gate number 1. You can interchange for Blue Line at Rajouri Garden (Pink Line), Janakpuri West (Magenta Line), Rajiv Chowk (Yellow Line) and Mandi House (Violet Line). Buses also ply on this route.