An interactive science centre, the Raman Science Centre and Planetarium Complex was developed to hold science exhibitions and promote scientific attitude and growth of science and technology in various industries and human welfare. It happens to be an important place to see in Nagpur and have visitors from near and far. It has been named after Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman, a physician who won the Nobel Prize for his contribution in the field.
The Raman Science Centre has a lot in store for its visitors. It’s a place where children can play and learn while adults can brush-up their science knowledge and also learn new things. Four planetarium shows take place here every day along with four 3-D shows. There is a pre-historic animal park where light and sound shows are arranged three days a week (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday) after sunset.
There is an Information and Communication Technology gallery that takes you through the journey of the development Information and Communication Technology starting from cave paintings to the present world of the internet. There’s a gallery that takes you through the journey of inventions in science that have taken place for all these years starting from quinine to mobile phones. There’s a fun science exhibition as well and some of the exhibits include virtual book, floor piano, plasma globe and much more.
Located in the heart of the city, the Raman Science Centre lies opposite to the Gandhi Sagar Lake.
It is well connected to the entire city and you would get ample options to reach this place. From buses to taxis, the options are many and you choose one as suitable to you.
The Dhamma Chakra Stupa is one place that you can visit. If you enjoy shopping, the Empress City Mall is also nearby. The Gandhi Sagar Lake is a famous tourist attraction as well. Located between twin mountains, the Sitabuldi Fort is another place that you would enjoy in Nagpur city.
The Raman Science Centre was established in the year 1989 and its inaugurated on March 7, 1992. The planetarium was inaugurated on January 5, 1997. It is affiliated to Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The Raman Science Centre is open all throughout the year except Diwali and Holi. The timings are as followed:
From November to February: 10:30 am - 6:00 PM
From March to October: 11:30 am - 7:00 PM
The best time to plan your holiday at this place is during the months of November until February.