Nehru Planetarium
Nehru Planetarium
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Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Nehru Centre in Worli houses the Nehru Planetarium. (Please note that this is different from the Nehru Science Centre which is located on Dr. E. Moses Road) Nehru Planetarium has 3D shows everyday in English, Hindi and Marathi, about Astronomy.
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Sani V
Mumbai, India174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Amazing place, well maintained and well presented. Must take your kids at least once if not regularly (they keep updating the shows). The guides are very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions beyond the regular script. The information and visuals provided in the show makes us realise how overwhelming the universe is. Indeed a thought provoking place not only for kids but also for adults. Shows are available in multiple languages and can be booked online or on the spot (they only offer limited seats online, rest is on the spot but you may see a long queue there.)
Written January 11, 2023
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jojo
Navi Mumbai, India2,726 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Re opened after the pandemic on 9th Nov 2021. Although the ticket counter was supposed to open at 11 am it was late by 45 minutes and gave manual ticket instead of computer ticket. Expecting deligent services at the digital age. Saw the English show at 3 pm and was very informative. The information exposed showing the various development odf Scence and Astronomy. Also known as Discovery of India , being inaugurated in 1977 by Indira Gandhi was located near Haji Ali in Worli. Having famous educational scientific programme the audience can watch stars and galaxies during daytime.Grand building of Nehru Science Centre is nearby. It is closed on Mondays.
Written November 11, 2021
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YPS
Khopoli, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The planetarium has been making learning Astronomy a pleasant experience. The programmes are aimed at inspiring students. These includes Science quiz contest, Astro-painting, Science elocution, Astro-poetry and Astro-quiz competitions. Must visit to this nice place.
Written January 29, 2020
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Shrian
Mumbai, India14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
I had visited the Nehru Planetarium as a kid ,many a times through school picnics.It has changed over the years. We enjoyed checking our weight on different planets. The panoramic view of the moon was awesome. For the English show at 3 p.m. you should be there by 2:30 p.m.Many schools visit so you may not get a seat. The main show was great, very informative but a little technical. Kids will love it but it is a little long so they may get restless at the end. Will surely visit again.
Written November 2, 2012
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Raajesh P
Navi Mumbai, India24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
Nehru Planetarium presents four shows on the solar system and the universe daily (except Mondays
) in different languages. The tickets can be booked online at http://120.63.229.222/npticketing/. Seats on the rear side (not the last row) of the hall have the best view.
The hall has a capacity of 500 persons, online 150 tickets are available at the cost of Rs. 50 for adults and Rs. 25 for Children (4 to 12yrs).
The place has good connectivity by BEST buses. The routes and time table can be checked at http://www.bestundertaking.com/route.asp. Nearest railway station is Mahalaxmi.
The adjoining paid parking is decent and if one reaches early in the day can easily get a parking space.
Overall the show and experience is good. But the content of the show needs improvement. Comparaed to the exhaustive exposure to this subject on TV channels, the NP material feels dated. A small film on Kalpana Chawla is played before the show for inspiring the kids into the field of science and astronomy. Weight conversion cubicles on different planets are good attractions.
A small canteen serves snacks and beverages and suffices the needs.
Together with the school going kids one trip to this place is worth taking; can be combined with Haji Ali, Mahalaxmi temple, Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Nehru Science Centre etc.
Written March 13, 2013
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Vishal2212
Ranchi, India1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Nehru Planetarium is a must see for child age above 7 years. Children below 7 may find it boring, though it may give them an insight to our planet, and may excite them a lot. There shall be an orientation for about 15 minutes, after which the audience is guided to sky theater where they see the movie on a global theater. The farther your seat is, the better view you get, because you have to see the movie on the ceiling, looking continuously upwards. The show is for about 50 minutes, that is total show duration is around 1 hour 5 minutes. No need to take the printout of the online booked ticket if you carry the same on your mobile phone. You can show the ticket in pdf format on your gadget.
Written January 4, 2014
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Bokaa
Mumbai, India69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
Here goes my experience during today's visit at planetarium..

-- Parking, Tickets & Accessibility: Ample Parking in front but mostly occupied, we parked on the main road and found the car not towed after return.
Crowded Sunday so expected long queues.. but it was quick enough within 20 mins for the show we wanted (3:00pm show on Secret Lives Of Stars). Security checks were namesake and quick too.

-- First Exhibit: At sharp 3 pm, we were in and the first show started. Everybody was standing under a round showing all planets till Saturn. The speaker gave weird explanation that Pluto and Uranus are not visible to naked eyes so they are not exhibited (!!!) That poor guy was shouting on microphone giving introduction to planets one by one in 2/3 line each. In parallel, trying to keep ignorant audience quiet. That show was not really properly managed. It should have been automated voice rather than human shouting.

-- Second Exhibit: Kalpana Chawla Show: This was good and quite inspiring for every Indian. Her childhood, first flight at hometown-Karnal shown nicely. Positively they do not show her last flight which was impressive.

-- Other exhibits: Other exhibits are weight calculators on all planets, space suit to take photos, big picture that shows galaxy, milky-way and out position in it, big picture of lonar crater. These are good and self explanatory.

-- Dome Movie experience: There were two parts of movie. First was all about planets and second about stars, their life-cycle. Chairs are reclining to some extent. Kids can not stay reclined in it for long time. I took my 6 years old on my chair and reclined with me. They are not so comfy either. Movie projection was not in the center, it was more towards one side of the dome. So it was neck-paining after first 10-15 mins. Sound quality is good nevertheless you are lucky enough not to have somebody cranking his/her chairs or people with babies crying. The guard actually kicked a mom out of show with her crying baby. They should not allow small kids age less than 4 years. Picture quality is superb except few heads (may be projector guys) popping many times at the periphery of the dome. Both movies were quite informative. One about stars has tonne of information, sometimes in heavy scientific language. We saw people leaving in the mid to end of movie, might be because of cryptic language used. This could have been made more simple to understand for general audience.

-- Gift Store: This scores zero after looking at the contents, scientific gadgets and books they have. There are globe, binoculars, telescopes etc but does not attract.

-- Exit Experience: Surprisingly the person who was speaker at the first exhibit approached and inquired about our experience. At the end of conversation, he offered himself to conduct a program on planets & stars if we can form a group of 20+ Off course it was a paid offer but not sure if it was his personal service (side-business) or connected to planetarium. He also gave his cell number to us and immediately spotted other family to offer his service. We found this strange and fishy.

Overall, it is good for one time visit for kids and grown-ups. In the current world of internet, you-tube movies and NG channels on TV, this planetarium has to grow with latest, greatest exhibits and better techniques.
Written September 22, 2013
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NafSeth
Mumbai, India24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012
It is a good experience to watch the solar system on a giant dome screen- but the fun ends there. The shows are very technical [my nephew actually fell asleep after a while!!!] & the seats are uncomfortable.
There is much scope for improvement here and the shows must be made more entertaining for kids..
Written October 16, 2012
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Kaptaan
Navi Mumbai, India264 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
It is an interesting place for children eager to learn about planets. We along with family and friends went for the show Invaders of Mars. Although I pretty liked it but I guess my kids were too small to understand it and would advice parents to brief their kids a day before the type of show you planning to visit as much as possible for their better understanding. Parents with small kids probably below 5 years old should avoid it as kids lose patience and disturb the others too.
Written March 17, 2015
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drsel
London, UK636 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
An above average space show in English @3pm.
Tickets are cheap & they have a snack bar nearby
U also get ice cream or kulfi from the roadside carts
Written November 26, 2013
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