Nehru Science Center (NSC), located in Worli, Mumbai, is India’s largest interactive science center. The center is named after India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Visit on Weekends or Vacation
Vacation is a great time for kids, but most parents also don’t like the fact that their kids just while away the entire day doing nothing. While we understand there’s no need to rush, after all they are just kids. But you can always utilize their vacation time to introduce them to popular landmarks in Mumbai.
One of the popular landmarks worth visiting in Mumbai, along with your kids, is the Nehru Science Center.
My kid is 6 years old, and after planing this visit for long, I finally took my son to Nehru Science centre.
Nehru Science Centre Review
Its a science museum featuring interactive exhibits for kids & adults, plus seminars, events & lMAX films.
This is a nice place to spend a few pours with your kids. You will require at least 2-3 hours to see everything (not including the movie shows).
Photo of Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first Prime Minister) at the entrance
Nehru Science Centre Tickets – Its 50 Rs. per ticket (just under one dollar)
Various Sections in Nehru Science Centre
- Hall of Nuclear
- Science for Children
- Climate change
- Sound & Hearing
- Prehistoric Animal Life
- Light & Sight
- Human & Machine
- Hall of Computing
- Our Technology Heritage
- Hall of Aerospace
- Science Garden Exhibits
- Innovation Hub
- 3D Show
- I am a Mother Show
- Spark Theater
Main Attractions in Nehru Science Centre
Energy Model: The moment you enter the main building of the science museum, you’re greeted by this exhibit. With the help of a lever, you have to elevate the ball to the top of the system. Once there, the ball takes for a thrilling ride: down slopes, in concentric circles and on a ride on roller skates showcases how energy is converted from one form to another (gravity, centrifugal, inertia, etc.). The ball releases its potential energy which is converted to kinetic energy and is used to perform several tasks like moving a wheel, hitting a hammer on a metal plate, and moving a trolley down the track. The energy gained by the ball is converted to different energy forms, hence the exhibit is called the Energy Model.
The Science for Children has several interesting experiments for kids:
- Experience electric shock (mild one)
- Different between hot and cold, and other senses
- Various mirrors (Concave, Convex) which make you look funny – either very lengthy or very short
- How different parts of the brain controls the various body parts
- The cycle experiment where a skeleton on cycle will mimic your child riding another cycle
- and much more
My seven year old loved the garden exhibits, the dinosaurs, and the Science for Children section.
Nehru Science Centre: Dinosaurs outside the main exhibit halls
Nehru Science Centre Garden Exhibits: Make sure that your child spends time in the garden as well. Lots of interesting exhibits – Spiders web, DNA structure, Echo, Gear/Pulleys, and more.
Buy Science Toys at Nehru Science Centre
There’s a counter in the main exhibit hall that sells various kinds of science toys – science kits, science books, science games & puzzles, fun toys (balloon helicopter), etc.
There’s a small shop in the centre that sells various kinds of interesting Science Toys.
Most of these science toys can also be bought online now.
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Nehru Science Centre: Address & Location
The Centre can be reached by public transport i.e. train, bus, taxi or private vehicles. It is situated on Dr. E. Moses Road between Mahalaxmi Rly. Station on the South and Worli Naka on the North at a distance of about 1 km from either end. The nearest bus stop is Jijamata Nagar. The nearest railway station – Mahalaxmi (Western Rly.), Byculla (Central Rly.).
You may drive down to the centre or take a cab. The nearest train station is ‘Mahalaxmi’ train station on the western line. On the central line, its nearer to curry road station or chinchpokli station, although the cab driver suggested me to take the cab from Byculla next time, as the roads are less congested on that route.
Address: Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018
Opened: November 11, 1985
Phone: 022 2492 0482
Science Centre timing: The Science Centre is open to public every day including Sundays and public holidays throughout the year (Closed on Diwali and Holi.)
Opening hours: 10.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs
Ticket Counter Timing: 10.00 hrs to 17.30 hrs
Originally posted 2016-02-17 19:58:40.