Puducherry Science Centre and Planetarium





                        About  Dr. Abdul Kalam Science centre and Planetarium                     

    The Union Territory of Puducherry (more famously known as Pondicherry or just ‘Pondy’) is a place that is blessed with a little bit of everything. From a piece of “God’s own country” to an enclave set in warm tamil heartland to a cozy corner in Andhra Pradesh to a town that still has a generous whiff of its glorious French past, Puducherry has everything. This bustling Minneapolis of more than 11 lakhs people has a distinct habit of welcoming all, and the proof of this is in the increasing number of tourists every year.  Neat, pleasant and charming, Puducherry has a beautiful beach and a sea that is always warm and refreshing. It has been made world-famous by the Aurobindo Ashram and its offshoot, Auroville. And in what still remains of its French connection, there is a uniqueness that makes it different from the rest of India.

         Puducherry Sub Regional Science Centre is situated in the Airport road in Lawspet, Puducherry. This is an ideal place to engage the young and the old alike with the process of discovering science through a fun filled experience. The Puducherry Sub Regional Science Centre has been set up by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, with active support of Puducherry Council for Science and Technology an autonomous body functioning under the Department of This Centre, established in a built-up area of 1.0 acres of land and houses 2 permanent exhibition galleries namely “Marine Oceanarium Gallery” and a “Fun Science Gallery”. It also has a Science Park, Planetarium, Science Demonstration Lecture Corner, Children’s Activity Corner, Air- Conditioned Auditorium, a Mini Conference Hall and other public facilities