» Timing : 9.00 A.M. to 9.00 P.M.
» Best Season - October to March
» Year of Establishment - 1997
The Science City situated in the eastern part of Kolkata is a great
gateway for young and old alike with lots of fun and education.
About Science City
The Science City is newest addition to Kolkata's long list of
tourist attractions. This architectural showpiece has more than just
its external grandeur. A showcase of scientific applications, this
is the first and the only institution of its kind in India. The
different sections of the complex include the Space odyssey,
Dynamotion, Life Science Corners, Science Park, Toy Train &
Ropeway , the Dinosaurs Complex and others.
The main attraction of Science City is the Space Theatre - a
circular auditorium with a dome-shaped ceiling which, from the
interior, looks like an inverted bowl. Another major attraction is
the musical fountain, where coloured jets of water dance to the
sound of music.
The Science City has a large convention centre complex with all
modern amenties.The main auditorium can accommodate 2300 persons.
The side auditorium can accommodate 450 people. In addition there
are 8 halls in the adjacent building, the capacity of which varies
from 200 to 250 people. All are air conditioned and fully equipped
with latest audio visual system. The basement is ideal for poster
presentation. There is a huge open field just behind the main
auditorium. The lounges (Durga Mandap, Bengal Gallery & Mukta
Mancha), food plaza and scientific exhibitions will be organized in
It is a brainchild of the National Council of Science Museums. It's
ideal for the tourist interested in the nuts and bolts of science.
If you're in the mood for a simulated earthquake or a tornado, drop
by here. Also worth a dekko is the collection of live birds and
insects, and dinosaur models. A great place to take children to.