Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore is a popular attraction site in the city, administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). The entire establishment is meant for the science enthusiasts and is devoted towards providing a detailed knowledge about earth and space and various scientific aspects of it in a fun and exciting way. From how stars form to how planets evolve, from the origin of life to human's space expeditions, from how gravity works to how eclipses happen - the planetarium tells it all. The Sky Theatre is its main attraction, but there are other interesting set ups as well which is fun to experience as well as gives an overall idea about a number of scientific phenomena.
People from around the city visit this place as well as tourists who are in Bangalore for some days. Mainly it facilitates the educational institutes which can bring their students here for an academic excursion with prior booking. The children get to learn things outside the classrooms and also enjoy a day out with friends. The place is a fascinating hub of knowledge but not in a preachy, textbook manner; but rather in a much more intriguing and practical way which explains the concepts much better than simple words on a piece of paper.
Venkatappa Road, Bengaluru 560052, India
Suggested duration: 2-3 hrs
Open and Closing Time
Timings: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (closed on Mondays, second Tuesdays, local and national holidays)
Adults: INR 60
School students/Children (up to 16 years): INR 35
Children below 3 years is not allowed into the Sky Theatre).
Best Time to Visit
Sept - Feb
Near By Attraction
National Military Memorial
Bangalore Turf Club Race Course
Hotels available near by Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Distance between Banglore Railway Station and Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is 9.3 miles or 8.1 nautical miles
Distance between Majestic Bus Stand and Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is 1.9 miles or 1.6 nautical miles
Application Availability Which Save Some Money
Zomato ,Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food in cheap price).
Uber,Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
Interesting facts about Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Firstly, mobile phone usage inside the theatre is not allowed. As such, it is better to keep it silent or switch it off completely during the shows.
The exhibits inside the halls are to be left untouched. You can take photos, but if the authorities see you touching any item, you may be asked to leave.
A centre of non-formal science education, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a major attraction for kids in the garden city. Founded by Bengaluru City Corporation in 1989, the centre hosts a variety of shows (named sky-theatre, Mars, our solar system) that attract lots of science-enthusiasts, school students and families throughout the year. The planetarium features a dome measuring 15 metres in diameter, and the auditorium can accommodate 210 people at a time. Offering a close encounter with our galaxy, constellations, the nine planets and other celestial objects, this educational centre makes learning a lot of fun. Besides a host of shows related to astronomy, the planetarium is also a preferred venue for scholarly discussions and events related to science.
No food or water will be allowed inside the theatre. As such, if you purchase something to eat in the food stall, make sure that you consume it before trying to get into the show.