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Science Centre-Surat

 
Place : Surat, Gujarat
Significance : The museum depicts the tradition and culture of India
Timings : Timings: All days of the week 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Science Centre is an amazing multi-facility complex located in Surat city of Gujarat State. Established in 29 November 2009, it houses a Science Centre, museum, an art gallery, an auditorium, an amphi-theatre and a planetarium.

Built at the cost of INR 44.24 crores, this Science Centre is the first of its type in western India. It covers a total area of 21,800 sq. m. It has the underground parking facility for 112 four-wheelers(Fee: Rs.10/-) and 210 two-wheelers (Fee: Rs.5/-). The complex also houses a rooftop solar power plant which generates around 1.14 KW of power. The complex also includes a restaurant.

Science Centre
This building forms the main part of the complex which houses a Fun Science Gallery which shows science exhibits. There is also a dedicated galleries for Space, Textile and Diamond .

Sardar Patel Museum

Formerly known as Winchester Museum, Sardar Patel Museum is a multi faceted museum located in Sonifalia. The museum has a collection of over 80,000 specimens of arts and crafts. The exhibits includes traditional textiles, oil paintings, stuffed specimens of animal and birds, miniatures, old manuscripts, sandal wood and artifacts made of wood, metal, stone, ivory, terracotta, porcelain, etc. All the specimens are classified in various section and are exhibited in different galleries.

A visit to Sardar Patel Myseum will bring forth the dormant history of Surat. It has been visited by a large number of students come from various school, colleges, educational institutions to know the cultural heritage of the city. The museum is opened from 11.45a.m - 1.45p.m and 2. 45a.m. to 5. 45p.m from Wednesdays to Saturdays and on Sundays and Tuesdays it is opened from 2. 45a.m to 5.45p.m. It remains closed on Monday and public holidays.

Amphi-Theatre
The complex houses an amphi-theatre which is used to organize cultural shows and small concerts. It is a circular shaped building with stepped seating. It has the seating capacity of 250 people.

Planetarium

Situated on the ground floor, the Planetarium is built in the shape of a sphere 16.30 m in diameter. It has a digital theatr which has the facilitates the observation of stars, moon, planets and other heavenly bodies which are displayed on the full dome. High resolution projectors which use Digester 3 technology with digital audio system are used. Shows are conducted in three languages- Hindi, Gujarati and English. Fee: Rs.15 for adult and Rs.10 for kids.

Art Gallery
It is located opposite to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Museum which is used for art exhibitions in the city.

Auditorium
The Auditorium is housed in the mezzanine level of the Complex at the southern end of the main building which is used for seminars, lectures and meetings. It has a seating capacity of 260.

Timings: All days of the week 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM. Entry Fee: Rs.20/-for adults Rs.10/- for child and Rs.5/- for school chilren.

     






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