As our days of returning back home were drawing near we planned to visit the regional science center at Bhubaneswar. I knew it would be a very knowledgeable trip for the children and as soon as I gave them the news they were very much excited to visit the same. So we got ready and headed towards the Regional Science centre which is located at Acharya Vihar, on the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Marg at Bhubaneswar. It is well connected to the city and it took nearly 15 to 20 minutes to reach the museum.
The museum is open to visitors from 10 am to 7 pm in summers whereas in winters it is open from 10am to 6 pm. This science centre is spread over an undulated landscape of an area of 8 acres. It houses as many as 84 interactive exhibits which include exotic plants and gardens of cactus that hold a number of cacti species. The interactive exhibits enable tourists to actively participate in the learning process of discovering the underlying principles on which these exhibits function.
There is a mathematics gallery in the science centre that aims at unraveling the magical world of Mathematics and it applications in daily life. This gallery also inculcates awareness among tourists about the contributions of the Indian mathematicians during the Vedic period.
The motion gallery of the science centre enlightens the tourists about the various concepts of motion and it’s all pervading effect on the universe. The numerous interactive exhibits showcased in this section depict the motion of various entities ranging from molecules to the celestial planetary motion.
The most interesting section of the museum is the gallery of the fun sciences. Both the kids were highly elated on interacting with the exhibits of this gallery. It showcases exhibits such as the vortex, jumping disc, antigravity mirrors and many other such fun elements. The regional science centre provides a very interactive learning experience to the visitors who gain knowledge by actually experiencing the phenomenon and discovering that why things happen the way they do.