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About Birla Planetarium

If the night sky with its twinkling stars and planets fascinates you - don’t miss a visit to the Birla Planetarium while at Chennai. The planetarium located at Kotturpuram, within the Periyar Science and Technology Centre campus, is the most modern planetarium of India. The planetarium provides a virtual tour of the night sky and holds cosmic shows on its hemispherical aluminium inner dome that is specially perforated. You get the chance to watch the stars or the meteoroids, only on second Saturday of the month. The Night Watching show is held between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The planetarium conducts sky shows in Tamil and English at different times through the day. The planetarium houses eight galleries with over 500 exhibits. BM Birla Planetarium was built in 1988 to commemorate the famous industrialist and visionary - B. M. Birla. There are two more Birla Planetariums in India, one in Kolkata and the other in Hyderabad.

Pro Tip: If you are travelling with kids. Then you must take them to this planetarium. They will be fascinated by the sky show.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stall, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Adult : INR 45 Child(below 12 years of age) : INR 25
  • Closed On Public Holidays
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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