Nehru Museum & Planetarium (Teen Murti Bhavan)

Nehru Museum & Planetarium (Teen Murti Bhavan)

Nehru Museum & Planetarium (Teen Murti Bhavan)
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Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Shashi Shankar Ghosh
Salmiya, Kuwait167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This place has a certain calming effect on you. You must visit here with families and friends to spend some quiet quality time. Also, don't forget to see the show and try the canteen next to the library.
Written December 5, 2021
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A R Kohli
New Delhi, India152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
It was the residence of British Commander in Chief of the Indian Army. After independence,it was Residence of Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. After his death it became a memorial and museum. There is a good library which attracts many scholars and researchers. A must visit place in Delhi.
Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written May 26, 2019
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
It was Residence of Commander in Chief of Indian Army during British period. After 1947, it was Prime Minister of India Residence when Jawahar Lal Nehru was the PM. Now it is a Museum and a great library. Lot of Researchers and intellectual come here for deeper studies. A good destination for students and tourists.
Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written March 23, 2019
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Anil_Bisht
New Delhi, India762 contributions
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Jun 2014 • Family
Although I have been to Teen Murti Bhavan during my childhood days, and have faint memories of my visit, but I had never visited Nehru Planetarium before until my son got a summer vacations assignment to visit the place. And to substantiate it, instructions were issued from the school to enclose the entry tickets as a proof of the visit. School, with this requirement, made it compulsory. So on a sultry Sunday morning, I googled about it, went through their website, called up their office and got all the relevant details.

The first show, about the Solar System, starts at 1130 hrs. The place is centrally located in expansive lush green environs of Teen Murti Bhavan, the official residence of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru. The planetarium is housed on one corner of the Bhavan, within the same premises, now known as “Nehru Memorial Museum and Libarary”.

We reached the place well in time before the start of the 1st show. Many parents were seen queued up for buying the tickets while children were all venturing around, inside and outside, in excitement. We also lined up and bought the tickets of the show. Inside the place, the walls adorn visuals, pictures galore, plethora of information display boards, peep through, miniatures, telescopes, electronic screens, science quiz monitor and a life size astronaut sitting inside a sphere shaped carrier. So before the show starts, one can soak in the much interesting planetarium gallery.

The wall on both sides are marked with exhibition like categorization of information, material, objects, miniature models and pictures of space science and the universe. The nuggets of information was well presented under categories like Constellations and Planets, Light Tell Stories, Journey with Light, History of the Universe, Calendar of Events, Gravitational Lenses, Copernican Revolution, Ancient and Medieval Indian Astronomy, Indian Astronomical Texts, Instruments that Changed the World, Seeing is Believing and much more.

So after walking through the facts and presentations of the space science, it was time to queue up for entry into the Sky Theatre. Sky Theatre is a dome like structure with ceiling in white, equipped with push back cushy blue clothed chairs, fixed in circular fashion on the floor. The idea is to look up like an open sky towards the dome ceilings for an illuminated show of the stars, galaxies, constellations and the planets of the universe. A cylindrical shaped revolving projector, it seems so, is placed right in the middle of the semi sphere shaped theatre.

As soon as everyone is settled and the clock turns 1130 hrs, the lights goes off. In the pitch of darkness, the Solar Show starts emanating from the projector in the middle. The all white dome ceiling turns into an open dark twinkling sky and things starts to appear in various shapes, sizes and streaks, minute after minute, with running narration in the background explaining all the star formations, constellations, galaxies and planets.

The narration is immensely informative about the universe, comets, gravitational forces, the distance, light years, speed, shape, temperature, gases, moons, atmosphere, surface, space missions, volcanic eruptions, melting heat and freezing cold conditions, life possibilities etc.

All the planets in the solar system viz. Mercury (smallest), Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter (largest), Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, are explained very well, with their placement and orbit illustrations around the sun. The sound and motion effect, as projected in the Sky Theatre, at times makes you feel as if you are revolving and swaying seeing right up into a moving sky. This feeling of a revolving motion and the impeccable 3D effect, at times causes a momentary sensation of dizziness.

Overall, a brilliant show of the space science; the children and parents alike come out dazzled, enlightened and illuminated. No wonder, the Planetarium is of immense importance for all those interested in astronomy. It truly invokes a sense of curiosity and excitement among the people of all ages to know about the universe in such a simplified and wonderful manner. The children, the most inquisitive ones, get the maximum out of this remarkable show.

© Anil Bisht
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Written June 24, 2014
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MARGDARSHI
Mumbai, India1,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
This planetorium was established in 1984 by the then PM Indira Gandhi amidst the imposing Nehru Museum building at Teen Murti Bhavan in New Delhi.Later 4 more such planetoriums were established at Mumbai,Pune,Allahabad & Bangluru to promote interest & education in Astronomy.

The planetorium has a large number of visitors all the year round providing them with information on the heavenly cancellations & planets.It uses the technical effects of cartoons,paintings,computer animations,video clippings & other such special effects to explain the cosmos.

It has become a must visit center for all lovers of Astronomy due to the fact that it houses a replica of the spaceship Soyuz-10 in which the first Indian cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma went in to space along with his suit & space journal.The second must visit attraction is the `Megastar` which shows 2 million stars of the cosmos.
Written April 10, 2015
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AnkurJa
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Nehru museum is fine for nehru or gandhi family lovers, rest it does not offer anything new. Nehru planetarium is fine for school going kids. Make sure you check the show timings on the site before going, else u will have to wait a lot. Also ensure that you select the show as per your language preference (hindi or english), for those who r not comfortable in hindi, a hindi show will be a huge disappointment. Otherwise the content is fine for a young school going kid.
Written February 24, 2015
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RavishKalra
New Delhi, India30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
if u go in for the time of the show that's amazing timing cuz the 3 d effect is worth watching and your Hindi should be impeccable to understand whats happening but the 3d which is projected by 4 projector makes you feel like you can realy touch the stars...
Written June 20, 2014
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VDK
New York City, NY538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
The entry is free in planetarium, there are lots of information about space and india's contribution. The main attraction is Soyuz capsule(Original) used in April 1984 when Mr. Sharma came back to earth from space. See attached pics. Enjoy the show(Ultimate Universe) being shown in sky theater. Show timings are 11:30 AM( English), 1:30 PM( Hindi) , 3:00 PM( English) and 4:00 PM ( Hindi) There is special show on Sunday and holidays on 12:30 PM ( Hindi). Its really excellent show and you dont wanna miss it. The 50 Rs per adult cost is for sky theater show while the entry for museum and exhibition and parking is free. The is small canteen but provide basic food like chips, water, packed juices, samosa are best here not oily etc at cheap rates
Written March 22, 2014
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Harpreet_Chd
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India677 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
The planetarium, named after modern India's first PM, has been a tourist attraction for decades. The place has quite a few things related to science/physics to interest kids and adults alike, including a real (apparently India's first) Satellite Launch Vehicle or SLV, there are some interesting prototypes showing various principles around Jet propulsion, momentum, force, etc. And then there is a one hour light and sound show around the Solar system, touching topics like the planets, their moons, asteroids, even black holes...
Sounds interesting, right? The sad reality is that almost everything you see there is archaic, old, rotting and neglected and in urgent need of either repairs, or an upgrade. The SLV is rusting, and the weeds and grass around it suggests no one has attended to its upkeep for ages. In a country that just launched a record 100 plus satellites for mostly first world countries and is now considered a powerhouse in this field. Most of the prototypes, especially the interesting ones, do not work, and the Solar System show, that even now holds the interest for first timers, used to be a lot more relevant and engaging 15 years back. Why would a 10 year old want to go see a show in an auditorium with bad uncomfortable seats, when she can easily hook on to YouTube over an IPad, and watch many more interesting experiments and shows on our Universe, and the way we understand it. Adding to it is that fact that you have to stand in line for at least half an hour to get a ticket , poor parking facilities, unhygienic washrooms, no refreshments, etc..
Long time someone in the Tourism dept got serious and refurbished the place. The concept is interesting and unique, all it needs is a vision to make it an attractive tourist attraction.
Written April 26, 2017
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Sreelal Pillai
Thiruvananthapuram District, India151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
This is former Prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's house converted to a museum. It showcases exhibits relating to Indian freedom struggle and the early years of independent India. Nehru's living spaces like office and living rooms are also preserved for posterity. The planetarium in the adjacent compound has a good iMax movie show on astronomy. The science exhibits though are few in number, poorly organized and ill-maintained. A must-visit place for students.
Written April 15, 2015
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