Location: J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata
The Science City of Kolkata is one of its own kinds of place in India. Unlike the pleasure of touching the antique old forts, the shopping spree of Bengali markets, and the sheer fun of amusement parks, this place has something very different to offer - entertainment mingled with science. For all those who have a little knowledge and interest in the scientific know-how of the world, the Science City of Calcutta is the first place to head towards. It is a great place for every body, the young and old, to have fun and education together.
Established in year 1997, this place is open for everybody from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. It was the brainchild of National Council of Science Museums. Apart from the magnificent building, with huge auditoriums, lounges, galleries and wonderful interior, it also offers you an awe-inspiring experience of various scientific applications. The most interesting sections of this place include the Space Odyssey, Dynamotion, Life Science Corners, Science Park, Toy Train Ropeway and the Dinosaurs Complex. Its space theatre is also bewildering.
The Musical Fountain, Time Machine, Cable Car, 3D theater and Maritime Center are equally good. Collection of live birds and insects is also fascinating. The best part about these sections is that they are not only fun, but also have many enlightening facts that you come out knowing one new thing every time you get inside any of them. The entry fee is nominal, ranging from Rs. 10-20. There are also charges for entering different sections of the Science City, which are also very nominal, a maximum of Rs. 40.