Situated near to the Nagpur city, the Raman
Science Centre is a science hub that was built with the objective of promoting
scientific culture among the youth. This centre is associated with Mumbai’s
Nehru Scientific Centre and was founded on 7th March 1992. Following
its establishment, a planetarium was inaugurated on 5th March 1997.
At this centre, various science-related exhibitions and workshops are organized
on several topics. The main aim is to create awareness among the masses about
how advancements in technology and application of the same have impacted the
lifestyle of humans and ensured the growth of industries. The centre has been
named after Mr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman who was a popular Indian physicist
and also a Nobel Prize winner.
In addition to imparting scientific knowledge,
the Raman Science Centre is also popular for its modern, hi-tech facilities
that attract visitors from different parts of the world. Few of the services
provided at this centre are exhibitions of discoveries and inventions made by
people across the world, highlighting Information and Technology, ‘Fun Science’
exhibition that provides a crucial understanding of different scientific
principles, and many alike. There is also a huge science park that extends over
an area of about 6 acres.
There are many other spots to visit and
explore at this centre including planetarium, 3D shows, pre-historic animal
park, science demonstration lectures and sky observation programs. Such kind of
interesting and exciting activities attracts both adults and children to Raman
Science Centre and hence, a visit to this place is a must while in Nagpur.
More on Raman Science Centre
Galleries at Raman
Galleries at Raman Science Centre uniquely
showcase various science-related knowledge and inventions. Most prominent
galleries at this centre are Fun Science I and II galleries, Invention Gallery
and Information and Communication Gallery. As a part of Invention Gallery, you
will learn about several latest inventions that are made in communication,
mechanical systems and travel-related field. There are about 45 departments
that exhibit the basic scientific principles that are used in the while
inventions of various kinds. The exhibition made here is simple and easily
understandable by the visitors.
Both the Fun Science galleries constitute 80
participatory exhibits and provide a comprehensive understanding of various
scientific laws to the students and adults. The most interesting parts of this
gallery are Visible effect of Invisible, Mirror Maze, Positive Shadow, Giant
Soap Bubble, Floor Piano, Resonance and Spiral Musical Tubes.
As you enter the Information and Communication
Gallery, you will be greeted with awesome cave paintings of the ancient
civilizations that are depicted through modern technology. In addition to this,
this gallery also houses other interesting stuff such as Virtual Reality,
Computer Topography machine, Digital Corridor, communication satellites, Global
Positioning System, optical fibres, and many other technologically advanced
Ticket prices for
various Centres at Raman Science Centre
General Public: ₹20,
General Public: ₹ 20,
Students: ₹ 10
General Public: ₹ 40,
Students: ₹ 20
Activities at Raman Science Centre
There are a number of activities that are
hosted at the Raman Science Centre to create awareness among the masses about
the influence of science and technology in our day to day lives. The centre
currently has three important galleries including fun science galleries,
133-seat planetarium and a prehistoric animal park. The centre is also known to
host several lectures, discussion, science movies and 3D shows to entertain the
At the planetarium, you can indulge in
watching planets and other celestial bodies. The experience of the same is
mesmerizing and enchanting. There is also a huge library at the centre where
you can engage yourself in reading various interesting scientific books and
articles. Moreover, the centre provides various academic opportunities for
students who excel in the field of science. The centre has recently
collaborated with local NGO named Hirwai and helps in creating awareness among
the school children.
Raman Science Centre Theatre
The 3D science theatre at Raman Science Centre
was inaugurated on 21st March 2015. Here, you can watch different
interesting science shows and move in 3D form. The theatre incorporates 5.1
version of Dolby Digital Sound System and a new film under the title Panda Vision.
These movies are an effective way to indulge the kids with scientific
centre is usually very crowded during the weekdays, therefore, plan your trip
to the centre on weekdays.
2. You will have to walk past various
galleries, which might make you thirsty. Therefore, make sure that you carry
your water bottle along.
How to Reach Raman Science Centre?
Raman Science Centre is easily accessible by
various means of transport from every part of Nagpur. It is situated at a
distance of 1 km from the main city. You can hire a taxi or take an
auto-rickshaw to reach the place.