The Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai, a part of the Nehru Centre, Mumbai, was inaugurated on 3rd March, 1977 by the then Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi. Over the years, this has grown into a Centre for scientific study of astronomy and space science.
Named after the first Prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the planetarium is located on Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai. Specially designed for the youth and children, the Nehru science centre at Worli is truly a “wonderland of science”. It has three floors with a total area of 5000 square metres.
Here children can view and participate in numerous exhibits that illustrate and educate them on various scientific phenomenon. The special attractions here include a computer laboratory , mobile science exhibition units, evolution and heritage hall , auditorium, inflatable dome planetarium, science library and a childrens science park. Its sky show makes learning astronomy a pleasant experience. The show combines entertainment with instructions and information.
The library contains a collection of books on astronomy , astrophysics and space sciences.
To keep abreast with the new technology, Nehru Centre has installed Digistar-3 Planetarium equipment replacing Carl Zeiss Universal Projector, purchased from Evans & Sutherland, of USA.This new equipment is basically a bank of eight computers that have the latest database of the sky loaded onto them. All the advantages of digital imagery are thus brought to the fingertips of the operator. The computers send the information to six high resolution video projectors that cover the entire dome. Digistar-3 system has 5.1 channel surround sound.
It has a circular sky theatre with a seating capacity of about 600 people. In the middle of the sky theatre is a giant planetarium projector- a versatile instrument that faithfully reproduces the night sky as seen at any place of the earth at any time past, present and future.
What are the entry charges?
Rs. 25 for under 12
Rs. 50 for adults.
What are the Show Timings?
12.00 p.m. – Hindi
01.30 p.m. – Marathi
03.00 p.m. – English
04.30 p.m. – Hindi
What are the Booking hours?
11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (EXCEPT 1:45 PM- 2:30 PM)
Advance Booking Available.
Note: Mondays Closed
Where is Nehru Planetarium Located?
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai. Nearest railway station- Mahalaxmi Station (western line)