Museums Pondicherry Puducherry Science Centre & Planetarium

Puducherry Science Centre & Planetarium Pondicherry

Pondicherry has something in store for its every visitors, even for the little ones who seem curious with the big and small things in the world. Amongst the major kids-friendly attraction in Pondicherry is the Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium. This is the place to learn about various theories and scientific facts in an engaging and fun-filled way. Located in Lawspet, the centre was designed and set up by the National Council of Science Museums. Here, children can get acquainted with the basic principles of science through puzzles, games and demonstrations. Students are also offered a chance to conduct various experiments. The planetarium show, however, is the major attraction for both children and adults alike. The Puducherry Science Center and Planetarium presently comprises 6 areas of focus - Science Demonstration Center, Children’s Corner, Marine Life, Fun Science Gallery, Science Park and Digital Planetarium. The Science Demonstration Center is dedicated to conducting live experiments and demonstration to students and visitors with the objective of showing them that science can be fun too.

In the Children’s Corner, there are a variety of science kits and puzzles which seek to arouse their interest in science through simple experiments. In the Marine Life section, visitors are acquainted and educated about the various types of marine life, the importance of preserving them, their contribution to our ecology etc. This section itself is further subdivided into five sections, namely, marine ecology, marine diversity, marine resources and marine tourism. The Fun Science Gallery, as the name implies, is a way of learning, exploring and interacting with the various aspects of science in an engaging way. The Science Park seeks to encourage the learning of science in the freshness of natural environment. The last of these sections is the Digital Planetarium, which informs and educates visitors on astronomy by stimulating the sky digitally. The show is popular among visitors, as they get to witness several fascinating aspects of the universe.


  • Science experiments
  • Puzzles
  • Science Demonstration Center
  • Children’s Corner
  • Marine Life
  • Fun Science Gallery
  • Science Park
  • Digital Planetarium


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mondays and closed



  • 10 INR - Science Center
  • 20 INR - Planetarium
  • Children

    • 5 INR - Science Center
    • 10 INR - Planetarium


    22/25 First Cross, Road, Kurinji Nagar, Lawspet, Puducherry, 605008


    Puducherry Science Center and Planetarium is located at a distance of 4.9 km from the bus station. From there, it is a 12 minutes walk to the museum.