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Community Science Centre and Planetarium in Rajkot

·  Summer: March-June(33°C - 43°C)
·  Winter: October-January (19°C - 27°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  July-February

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  : INR 3
Children:  : INR 3
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  : INR 3
Children:  : INR 3
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Also known as the Regional Community Science Centre, this modern science facility is a one-of-its-kind attraction in the whole region of Gujarat. With an objective to teach practical science and to overcome the prevalent superstitions and dull classroom studying, the science centre offers workshops, seminars and live projects to help students gain better understanding of various science fields.

Among the key highlights of the centre is the Aryabhatt Science Museum with nearly 100 live projects on display for the visitors. In addition, there are well-equipped laboratories for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Electronics in the premises. There are two auditoriums, a 200 seat well-equipped auditorium with multimedia support and a 500 seat open air auditorium. A sky watching tower and a library with collections of thousands of books and periodicals are among other sections.

Some of the popular workshops organized at the centre include Science Can Be Fun, Fun with Electronics, Model Rocket making and Technology Tour. Students from different schools are enrolled into different programmes and workshops where they can experiment of their own.

Road: Due to its location in the heart of the Race Course area, the place is easily accessible on road via modes like taxis, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.

Railway: The science centre and planetarium is located about 3 km. from Rajkot’s Bhaktinagar Railway Station. You can choose among auto-rickshaw and cycle-rickshaw as the convenient mode to reach the place.

Airway: Rajkot Airport, which is about 2.5 km. from the planetarium, offers flights to Mumbai. Hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw from outside the air terminal to access the planetarium building conveniently.