B. M. Birla Planetarium

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  • Address: Near Birla Temple, Ambedkar Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India
  • Timings: 11:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4023241067
  • Ticket Price: 80 INR
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Science Museum, Observatory, Planetarium , Family And Kids

B. M. Birla Planetarium - Review

A part of the Birla Science Centre, the B. M. Birla Planetarium was established in the 1980’s and competes with some of  the most well known Planetariums not just in the county but all over the world. If you are a closet geek at heart who loves the mysteries attached to space like black holes, comets and dark energy, a visit here will tickle your curious mind while still being entertaining.

Do watch out for the trending sky shows that are regularly arranged here along with other ongoing activities. The shows adapt new discoveries every year and give a thoroughly informative experience that can be understood by people of all ages. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 3 days.

B. M. Birla Planetarium Information

  • Additional Contact No: +91 40 23235081
  • Children below 4 years are not allowed at the planetarium. 

B. M. Birla Planetarium Ticket Prices

  • Entry Fee for Planetarium: INR 80/-
  • Combo (Planetarium + Science Museum): INR 150/-

B. M. Birla Planetarium Opening and Closing Hours

General Hours: 

  • Inquiry hours: 10.30 am to 5.00 pm daily
  • General hours of Science Museum: daily from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm

General Planetarium hours:

  • Open daily: 11.30 am – 8.00 pm
  • Closed on the last Thursday of every month and will be open only from 3:00 p.m. on the 2nd  and last Friday of every month for maintenance

Planetarium Show timings for all 7 days of the week

  • English: 11:30 am; 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm
  • Telugu: 12:15 pm ; 3:00 pm; 5:00 pm & 6:45 pm & (8.15 pm Optional)
  • Hindi: 7:30 pm

Gallery Hours:

  • Observatory: open after 6.00 pm
  • Nirmala Birla gallery of Modern art: Open from: 10:30 am to 8:00 pm

How To reach B. M. Birla Planetarium by Public Transport

  • By Bus: All India Radio Station
  • By Train: Lakdikapul station
  • By Auto rickshaw
  • By Taxi

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  • B. M. Birla Planetarium Address: Near Birla Temple, Ambedkar Colony, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India
  • B. M. Birla Planetarium Contact Number: +91-4023241067
  • B. M. Birla Planetarium Timing: 11:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • B. M. Birla Planetarium Price: 80 INR
  • Best time to visit B. M. Birla Planetarium(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit B. M. Birla Planetarium: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 4.99% of people who visit Hyderabad include B. M. Birla Planetarium in their plan

  • 42.01% of people start their B. M. Birla Planetarium visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see B. M. Birla Planetarium

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92.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting B. M. Birla Planetarium

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B. M. Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad Reviews

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  • It is a very well thought through Museum with numerous sections exploring the events and the realms we live in. Interesting collections but is it all worth for a whooping price of Rs. 100? You be the judge. The planetarium takes you back to the 70's with their ancient technology and 'take me to sleep' voice of the narrator, this is followed by an aimlessly thought through 3D video of underwater lives, mistakenly titled as '3D universe' . Again an additional 100rs for the planetarium did not give me the satisfaction of completion.

  • This place is for kids. It would offer a great place to understand the science concepts. The visual and self experienced things would be stored in the brain. So I would recommend every parent to take their children along to create interest on science. It would take no less than 3-4 hours to complete the tour of the museum.

  • Informative. Kids will learn lot of things. Science experiments are highlight and we can try out as per the directions put on there. Light years travel during space show is very good. Museums with ancient information.Overall it was a knowledgeable visit to Birla planetarium.

  • This has been a place of interest since I was in school, i had visited more than a dozen times to Science museum and planetarium, but I feel nothing much changed or thing added in since past 20 year or from the day it was setup. We find few instruments are not working, broken or seems like left half way during installation. It really calls for new thinking to bring new ideas and experiments. Its good idea to let people experiment with instrument and learn, but there are instances where people don't get the concept that experiment is suppose to prove or demonstrate. A guide would defiantly help in understanding the experiments and make visit more a learning experience. The environment on the ground floor is too noisy even if a small group of kids get excited,would be good if something could be done for reduce the echo or dampen the sound. Telescope has been a great new edition, but watching only just one object in sky for few seconds is not very exciting. Would be good if a program designed such that we get one direct look at one object in sky to get the feel of telescope, then as group show few more objects live over a large screen or video projects with some explanation about what is visible. Over its good for tourist, and for locals their is not much to see during second visit. I feel putting art works collection and historic objects make is more like a historic museum rather than Science museum. The same can be better utilized for science experiments and learning. Talks & meetup, Astronomy sessions is a something very appreciable effort, this is something local Hyderabad people can look forward to. But such events needs to be publicized more better so that people know about it. Would suggest if some science forums and groups are created for school children to help them explore science and improve connect with Scientists and industry. This place should be more learning experience rather than being a tourist attraction. Lot more can be done to make that happen.

  • Perfect place to learn something for students and those who are interested in science. The dinosaur remains were the best we can see in the museum. The planetarium is very good. I felt this is best place for students and families for a weekend visit.

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