Regional Science Centre was located at Shyamla Hills and was established on the 12th of January, 1995. It was a place I was keen to take my kids and make them acquainted with science and technology, so that they find science interesting. It is open on all days, except on Holi and Diwali.
It is open from 10.30 am to 6.00 pm and the entry fee is Rs.10 per person. We entered the building after paying the entry fees and saw that inside there were 3 galleries, which are fun Science, Energy and Atmosphere. The Fun Science Gallery aimed at learning through fun. My kids had an enjoyable time here and they seemed to learn a lot through fun.
The Gallery named Energy teaches you about different forms of energy, how they are produced, their applications in day to day life and other issues connected with them. It also gives you a warning that energy is not forever. It is reducing every day and we need to conserve it for our future use.
The gallery called Atmosphere teaches the students and other visitors about the importance of atmosphere and the need to make it pollution free and intact. It tells you that it is like an umbrella, protecting us from the harmful rays of the sun and also the heat. We spent about 45 minutes in this gallery.
The Science Centre also had a park spreading over an area of 3 acres. It was lush green with vegetation and had more than 60 working exhibitions, which taught you a lot about the various principles in science through fun and game. It was really fun and my sons had a gala time here playing with various devices. The mini planetarium was another attraction here, which could accommodate 20 people at a time.
3D science show was another thing that the kids enjoyed in the Science Centre. There were also highly sophisticated telescopes in the Science Centre, through which you could observe the sky and see the stars and the moon. The visit to the Science Centre was very educative to my kids and I am sure that they learnt a lot about the various principles of science.