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Nehru Science Centre

Located at Worli

 

Nehru Science Center (NSC), Mumbai, is India's largest interactive science center, located in Worli. The center is named after India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1977, the center started with the 'Light and Sight' exhibition, and then in 1979 a Science Park was built. On 11 November 1985 it was opened to the public by Rajiv Gandhi, at that time Prime Minister of India. In 1977, Nehru Science Center, first conceived as a Science & Technology Museum in late sixties, took final shape as India's largest interactive science center, to match the world trends in such public institutions. The center opened its first semi-permanent exhibition `Light & Sight' in 1977 followed by the world's first ever Science Park in 1979, during the International Year of the child. On 11 November 1985 the full-fledged science center was finally opened to public by the late Rajiv Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India. It is the largest science center in the country, and has a sprawling 8 acres (32,000 m2) of science park with varieties of plants, trees and shrubs. More than 500 hands-on and interactive science exhibits on energy, sound, kinematics, mechanics, transport, etc. are installed in the park. The NSC building, with its unique architecture, houses several permanent science expositions on various theme National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), the parent body of Nehru Science Center, Mumbai, with its 25 science centers / museums all over the country, has the best infrastructure and skilled manpower to conceptualize, design, develop and organize high quality science exhibits and other related educational programmes and activities. The center is one of the four national level science museums in NCSM, working as the Western Zone Headquarters with five science centers in Nagpur, Calicut, Bhopal, Dharampur and Goa under its umbrella, caters to the people in the Western part of India. As a part of its activities, the center organizes regular extensive science education programmes, activities and competitions for the benefit of the common people and students in particular. Every year, the center is visited by over 750,000 people, who experience and enjoy the basic principles of science & technology. Situated on Dr. E. Moses Road, Mumbai - 400018, in between worli Naka and Mahalaxmi railway station and spread over 14 acres (57,000 m2) of land, the center provides a natural and free environment for students to learn, familiarize and spend creative holidays, and for professionals in the field of science education to have a glimpse of innovations in science education. About 120,000 school children participate in the activities of the center.

 

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 Railway 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 Railway), Byculla (Central Railway); Bus Routes - 50, 80 (Ltd.), 91 (Ltd.), 124, 154, 164, 165, 168, 172, 351. The centre is open to the public every day, including Sundays and public holidays, throughout the year except two days: One on the 2nd day of Holi( Dhulandi or the day of Colors ) and Second on the day of Diwali.

 

No Period visit at any Anytime of the year

 

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