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Birla Science Centre


Located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad on the panoramic hillock of Naubat Pahad, is the B.M. Birla Science Centre. It is one of the most prestigious institution in the country recognised both as an institute of Higher education and for research and development of science. The Birla Science Center houses a number of sections such as a Planetarium, a Science Museum that contains an archaeology and fine arts gallery, Dinosaurium, a Science projects division and so on. The science centre remains closed on the last Thursday of every month. 

B.M. Birla Planetarium - Inaugurated in 1985, India’s most modern B.M. Birla Planetarium, is the first of its kind in the country. The cosmic presentations here have highlighted various mysterious of the Universe. The planetarium offers daily sky shows in Telugu, Hindi and English. Courses on Astronomy and Astrophysics are also conducted here. 
The visiting time is from 10.30A.M to 3.00 P.M. The entry fee is Rs. 12 and children below five are not allowed inside the planetarium.

Science Museum - The B.M. Birla Science Museum which showcases India’s own achievements in science is the second phase of the science centre. Opened in 1990, the science museum encloses an archaeology and fine arts gallery that comprises unique archaeological exhibits both excavated and collected. This archaeological gallery is further divided into a stone sculpture gallery, wood carving gallery, gallery of miniature paintings and so on.
The visiting time is from 10.30A.M to 8.15 P.M.

Dinosaurium - The third phase of the science centre, Dinosaurium opened in 2000, is a unique natural history gallery which has a collection of smaller fossils of dinosaur eggs, marine shells, fossilized tree trunks etc. The major highlight here is the rare and magnificent fossil of a 160 million years old Dinosaur, Kotasaurus, belonging to the Lower Jurassic age.

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The Director
B.M. Birla Science Center, Adarsh Nagar, Hyderabad - 500463
Phone : 040 23235081 / 23241067
Fax : 040 23237266
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