Science is not a subject that is confined to claustrophobic classrooms or laboratories, it is something which touches every sphere of our daily lives in more ways than one. The spread of the awareness of Science and the inculcation of the scientific temperament in the people was one of the objectives pursued by the founding fathers of India right after Independence. One of the initiatives towards this end has been the celebration of National Science Day on the 28th of February, every year. The National Science Day is celebrated in honour of the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian Scientist Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Science in the year 1930. The National Science Day is harnessed for the popularization of science and technology.
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore
Would you like to take a selfie with the Spinosaurus, a species of dinosaur that lived in North Africa more than a 100 million years ago? Then head to the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore. Of course it is not the real thing but an animated and life sized version that will greet you at the “Dinosaur Enclave” in the museum. This is a new attraction in the museum that gives one an idea of how the dinosaurs looked.
The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technical Museum has 7 permanent exhibition galleries with the names, Engine Hall, Fun Science, Electrotechnic, Space-Emerging Technology in the Service of Mankind, Biotechnological Revolution, BEL Hall of Electronics and Children Science. A day spent in the museum is an experience of fun and learning for children and adults alike.
National Science Centre, Delhi
The National Science Centre in Delhi is a hub of knowledge and science in the capital of India. It disseminates the knowledge of scientific principles in a fun and interactive way. A visit to the National Science Centre is sure to be an entertaining and enlightening experience for all.
The different galleries of the Centre takes one on a journey that encompasses topics that range from climate change to space technology. The galleries are Water: The Elixir of Life, Hall of Nuclear Power, Our Science & Technology Heritage Gallery, Human Biology Gallery, Prehistoric Life Gallery, Fun Science Gallery, Information Revolution Gallery, and Emerging Technologies Gallery. The Centre also have fascinating 3D film shows and multimedia shows that use cutting edge technology to present science in a fascinating manner.
Science City, Kolkata
The Science City in Kolkata is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent. Interactive exhibits make for an interesting experience to visitors. The Galleries that will make leave you awed and asking for more include Illusions which is a permanent exhibition about illusions, Space Odyssey, Maritime Centre. There is also a Science Park which is an open-air exhibition where visitors can interact with exhibits in the open, amidst natural surroundings.
The Science Exploration Hall spread over 5400 square metres woos visitors with its four sections, namely, Emerging Technologies, Evolution of Life, Panorama on Human Evolution, Science & Technology Heritage of India.
Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai
The Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai is a Mecca for science enthusiasts. A centre that brings Science to the people in a simple and entertaining way. The galleries of the centre include, Science for Children, Sound & Hearing, Evolution, Nuclear Power, Aerospace, and many others. The Centre also organizes a National Science Drama Festival wherein theatre is used as a medium to spread scientific awareness. While you are here, you can make your visit all the more memorable by indulging in a quintessential road trips from Mumbai.
The fascinating world of science is something that stares us in the face every minute of the day. It is a fascinating experience to pause and think about the various scientific principles that have changed the way we live today as compared to even a few years back. A visit to one of these Science centres is sure to be a rewarding and illuminating experience. You can also check out the 10 places that need to be on your travel list for a fulfilling year ahead. Wherever you are headed to, make sure you stay with us at Sterling for the vacation of a lifetime.