A.P.J Abdul Kalam Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium

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    Location: 22/25 First Cross, Road, Kurinji Nagar, Lawspet, Puducherry, 605008, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours

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    A public science planetarium in Puducherry is the Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium. It is located in Lawspet, India. The centre was designed, developed and established by the National Council of Science Museums. APJ Abdul Kalam Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium is a public science planetarium established by the National Council of Science Museums. Students conduct various experiments and exhibits in this planetarium. It has a section which is called The Fun Science Gallery where anyone can come and explore different aspects of science in an entertaining way. The Children’s Corner another section brings a variety of puzzles- an entertaining yet learning session for youngsters. The Science Demonstration Corner conducts live demonstrations and experiments for audiences and groups of students. Children’s Corner offers simple tests for children. A workshop equipped with tools and tackle is provided for the maintenance of exhibits and the development of new ones. The capital cost of about Rs.375 lakhs for this facility is shared equally by the Government of India and the Government of Puducherry. The cost of the digital planetarium was borne by the state. The Science Centre and Planetarium are spread over 3 acres of land with a built-up area of ​​1500 m2. 


    A.P.J Abdul Kalam Puducherry Science Centre and PlanetariumIn metros, such attractions are common, and one would not expect them in a quaint, small place like Pondicherry. It’s worth a look whether you’re traveling with kids or not because there are several scientific experiments and models that will amaze you. It is a beautiful science fiction story. I mean the scientific space where there are illusions and real-time examples, models of many scientific theories. Some will be demonstration methods, and some will be practical methods that you can apply yourself and see the results. It has a huge pendulum in its hall or center. There is a small movie theatre where the screen will be placed upward, and it will show public acts and things. 



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    Inside/Outside Views

    A.P.J Abdul Kalam Puducherry Science Centre and PlanetariumPlanetariums, science exhibits, garden walks. The environment is quite green and covid measure is very well maintained. The lawn outside is full of mosquitoes.

    Opening Hours

    Sunday            10 AM–5:30 PM

    Monday          Closed

    Tuesday         10 AM–5:30 PM

    Wednesday  10 AM–5:30 PM

    Thursday       10 AM–5:30 PM

    Friday             10 AM-5:30 PM

    Saturday        10 AM–5:30 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    It charges a nominal fee of Rs. 5 and Rs. 10 For children below 1 year of age and for adults, the fee is Rs. 10 and 20 for Science Center and Planetarium respectively.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Chennai International Airport is the nearest airport. It is 135 km away. Chennai is well connected to many cities in India some of them are Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Pune, Hyderabad, etc. One can hire a taxi from the airport to reach A.P.J Abdul Kalam Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium.

    By Rail: Villupuram, Central Railway It, 35 km. Villupuram is with Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, and Chennai by State Railway. The hospital is available from Villupuram to Puducherry. One can hire a taxi from the airport to reach A.P.J Abdul Kalam Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium.

    By Road: Pondicherry is best accessible by road, bus, or taxi. Private tourist buses from Chennai, Madurai, and Bangalore ply to Pondicherry. Buses connect Pondicherry with Thanjavur, Trichy, Chidambaram, and Coimbatore. There are frequent buses from Koyambedu in Chennai about every 15 minutes. One can hire taxis from the bus stand to reach his desired place.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry a water bottle.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed here.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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