Birla planetarium, Chennai, India, Asia
  • Phone: 044-24410025
  • Ticket Price: 40 INR
  • Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
    Details
    March
    Open

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    09:00 am - 06:00 pm
    Closed

    Days: Wednesday

    Preferred

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    11:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Closed on public holidays.
    • Sightseeing

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    Address: Mandapam Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600025 Show on map

About Birla Planetarium, Chennai

Address: Mandapam Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600025 Show on map
  • Sightseeing

Added 20535 times in trip plans

  • Phone: 044-24410025
  • Ticket Price: 40 INR
  • Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
    Details
    March
    Open

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    09:00 am - 06:00 pm
    Closed

    Days: Wednesday

    Preferred

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    11:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Closed on public holidays.

Spend an evening stargazing at Chennai’s Birla’s Planetarium and watch the cosmos in comfort. Discover the solar system and its wonders by going on a virtual tour of the sky at night and marvel at cosmic beauty beyond our line of sight. Located in Kotturpuram, in the Periyar Science and Technology Centre campus, this show is a treat for families and astronomy aficionados alike. The Periyar Center contains eight other galleries themed Physical Science, Transport, Electronics & Communication, Energy, Materials Science, Life Science, Innovation, International Dolls and Children as well as the planetarium. Rest assured that there’s a lot to explore and discover. There are just two other Birla Planetariums in India, one in Kolkata and one in Hyderabad.

Built in 1988 as a memorial for the great Indian industrialist and visionary B.M Birla, it is filled with state of the art equipment. A perforated hemispherical dome, made out of aluminum is transformed into a space screen and highly sophisticated projectors create images from out of this world. Special effects emulating space phenomena results in a marriage of science and visual magic. The comfortable, air conditioned theatre can seat about 236. The planetarium has a 360 degree sky theater, the very first in India. Portraits of Neil Armstrong, Sunita Williams and KalpanaChawla adorn the hall of fame wall.

Additionally, courses in astronomy are available here. Program themes are changed every few months and shows are conducted at different times of the day, in different languages. The show includes space phenomena such as meteor showers, the Milky Way, stellar cycles and comets. A Space Gallery is going to be installed soon. A stroll through the Science Park is worth a go as well. Children will love the place as there are tiny toy cars, controlled by electronic signals zooming around.

The energy and eco-park displays the way solar energy, wind energy and biogas work in creating and conserving energy. A forest lies in the eco-park with simulated flora and fauna. A Meteorological Observatory proved eye candy as well as brain food. There are numerous sights and experiences for both knowledge hunters and fun seekers. The interactive set up is a sure win with kids and the technology is advanced enough to strike up interest in anyone. Visiting the planetarium is a great way to spend a day. Just be sure to visit on a night with clear skies and prepare to be surprised!

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Birla Planetarium Information

  • Don’t miss the special observatory shows.
  • The toy locomotive is a favourite with children.
  • Be sure to carry food along with you as there isn’t an on site canteen.
  • An interesting exhibit is the 'Energy Ball' contraption where a ball, once set in motion, will continue to roll through the contraption ceaselessly.

Birla Planetarium Tickets Prices

  • 40 INR per adult; 25 INR per child.

How To Get To Birla Planetarium by Public Transport

  • Taxis available.
  • Be sure to ask local travelers or the bus conductor for more specific details.
  • A train stops to Egmore and Chennai Central available.

Restaurants Near Birla Planetarium

  • Step N Taste (North Indian, Chinese’ 250 INR for two)
  • Liu’s Waldorf (Chinese/700 INR  for two)
  • Big Chicken (Chinese, North Indian, Mughlai/300 INR for two)

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  • Nice place to learn n see more about the sky n it's units..must visit with kids..can be lot more better maintained..

  • Great place for all young kids to experience something new and exciting. The infrastructure for planetarium is very old. They should upgrade it. Most of the show is in tamil. 3D movie theatre also need to get upgradation. The screen is very small.

  • Planetarium show was quiet boring if you are really expecting something then its a waste of time. Kids may like it. But Museum is really nice , you will enjoy it specially for kids. To see Skeleton of huge Dinosaur you must visit it. It is located in lovely place, you can see nice view from there. So will say not bad to visit at least once.

  • Not the best of places for science but good one though, a nice place to spend about 3 hrs of Ur time

  • Good place to visit but needs a lot of work to have more visitors

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