This museum falls adjacent to the planetarium, and houses a
Childrens Science Park and a permanent gallery which showcases
exhibits relating to the properties of life. An array of tramcar,
railway engine, supersonic jet and steam lorry.
Inaugurated by late Smt. Indira Gandhi on march 3, 1977, the Nehru
Planetarium soon acquired a distinct identity on the map of Bombay.
It has grown into a Centre for scientific study of astronomy and for
meeting of scientists and scholars for discussions and lectures,
arranged periodically on various stellar and astronomical events.
It has a Mini Planetarium also, which is taken out to remote rural
areas to project its shows for people and children to make them
aware of the astronomical progress. These shows are highly popular
and in great demand.
The programmes arranged by the planetarium are aimed at inspiring
students. These include Science quiz contests, Astro-painting,
Science elocution, Astro-poetry and Astro-quiz competitions. Special
arrangements are made to watch, study and photograph Solar &
Lunar eclipses, and many such other events. Telescopes are installed
outside the Planetarium to enable eager visitors to watch these
Nehru Planetarium is a large domed building Inside, various
cubicles estimate your weight on each of the nine planets of the
Solar System while in the domed interior, daily shows uncover the
timeless mysteries of the cosmos. In the basement there is a
marble-panelled auditorium having marvellous acoustic effects, a
capacity of almost 1000 seats and equipped with all the state-of-art
facilities.The auditorium usually arranges classical music and dance
recitals, concerts and plays.