Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium - Bangalore tourist spots

In this post , we cover one of the famous must spots of India in Bengaluru , The Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium , which is in the heart of the city

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Highlights of this spot

  • One among the 5 planetariums in India.
  • Established in the year 1989. Currently being managed by Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) 
  • Has a unique 360 degree 3D Sky theater in a doom structure and seating capacity of 200 seats
  • Scientific Park for visitors to learn some science topics in a natural way
  • Educational Exhibitions on solar planets , galaxy , Astronauts
  • Projectors used simulate the night sky on the doom , side projectors capable of displaying images and videos. These are also used for training on astronomy topics.
  • Events are arranged on special occasions like solar eclipse, astronomy events.
  • Shows are available in English and Kannada Languages
Show timings
  • On weekdays, between 12.30 to 05.30 PM
  • On Weekends , between 11.30 to 05.30 PM
  • Mondays and second Tuesdays are holidays
  • Solar System
  • Stars & Sun
  • Dawn of Space Age
  • Planet Mars
  • Movies on Astronomy during some weekends
Planetarium Science Park 
Science Park
Show fee
  • There is an entry fee of Rs.35  ( when we visited during Nov 2015 )
  • Advance Booking for school children & other institutes
A must visit spot for Astronomy enthusiasts and children. The Wow feel is guaranteed ! Planetarium campus extends to about 4 to 5 acres with ample parking space , plantations and trees making it a great place for hangout for the whole family. There are shops inside the campus serving light snacks , cool drinks and beverages. Planetarium houses a stall selling Books , Science games.

Do visit this spot and share your experience.