Nehru Planetarium is housed in an astounding cylindrical shaped building that also features art gallery, restaurant, library, cultural center and a 14-gallery exhibit called Discovery of India. Designed by India's finest architect J.M. Kadri, the Nehru Planetarium is located 8 kms from the city center.
Nehru Planetarium is the sole astronomical center that has concert cum
movie auditorium. A favorite jaunt for all those fascinated with
astronomy and cosmos Nehru Planetarium unfolds the mysteries of the
outer space. You can enjoy regular movies, which are of particular
interest for children.
Close to Nehru Planetarium is Nehru Science Center, venue of numerous
international trade fairs and local exhibitions. The place also exhibits
antique models of Railway engines, airplanes, tramcar and steam lorry.
Nehru Planetarium and Nehru Science Center are housed in Nehru Science
Complex that has Nehru Auditorium where classical music and dance
recitals, concerts and plays are held on regular basis. You can also
visit the Nehru Science Museum and be a witness to growth of science
since the beginning of civilization.
Discovery of India Exposition in the Nehru Science Complex is a
permanent unique exposition that covers multifarious aspects of
artistic, intellectual and philosophical journey of India depicted
through ages. All presented in 14 galleries the exposition has images in
three-dimensional replicas of major architectural and artistic works,
photographs, dioramas and audio-visuals. The place is flooded by school
children almost all the time and hence don't forget to get your tickets
in advance to avoid last moment rush.