Located close to Birla Mandir, this planetarium is a part of the Birla Science Center, which also encompasses a science museum, an art gallery, and a dinosaurium. Science geeks, you’re gonna love it here! After you’re done exploring the artefacts at the science museum, which are interactive and exciting, especially for the little ones (hands-on exhibits based on simple laws of physics, optical illusions through mathematical puzzles, environment, and more can be studied here), proceed to the planetarium which has a dome, a 3D theatre and an observatory. Underneath the dome is a seating that can easily accommodate 70 people, and the show is presented in three languages — English, Hindi, and Telugu (at specific timings). Once the show begins, the exciting visual experience will engulf you in wonder. The 35-minute show titled An Incredible Voyage Through The Universe takes you on a journey through space and the history of astronomy. The presentation truly makes you think about the universe and your place in it. We know we reminisced the experience for a long time after we left the place, and oh kids couldn’t get enough of it. You can visit the dinosaurium to witness the 160-million-year old fossils of a dinosaur (Kotasaurus Yamanpalliensis) excavated in Telangana. So much at a single place, we can’t be more thrilled!
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Recognised as one of the best planetariums in the world, Birla Planetarium also has an observatory where you can gawk at stars and constellations through a telescope. Let us warn you though, that this place is often crowded, and getting tickets may be tough at the last moment; so get here some time in advance and for a mere INR 100, enjoy an experience that you and your little ones (kids above 4 years) will cherish.