From the M Chinnaswami stadium, we headed straight towards our next destination which was the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum Bangalore. We chose to visit this museum as it would provide a lot of information about the latest technological aspects of the country.
Commonly known as VITM, Bangalore, it is under the supervision of National Council of Science Museums which in turn is managed by Government of India. It was founded to commemorate the great works done by Bharat Ratna winner Sir M Visvesvaraya.
It is housed in a decent building spread over a land of 4000 sq. meters. The museum wasn’t too far away from the Chinnaswami Stadium and is used for displaying a wide range of engines and industrial products.
It was inaugurated at the hands of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first PM, on 14th July, 1962. However, the first gallery based on Electricity was made open for the public around one year later. Sir M Visvesvaraya is considered to one of the most celebrated engineers and greatest visionaries of the country. It was the All India Manufacturers’ Organization which decided to establish this museum.
The museum stays open from 10AM to 6PM and we had to pay a very nominal entry fee of Rs 40. The entire gallery is divided into different parts such as Fun Science, engine Hall, BEL Hall of Electronics, Biotechnological Revolution, Electrotechnic.
How Things Work, etc. Inside the engine hall, we could spot different types of mechanical devices, machines used, jet aircraft engine, automobiles, etc. And the principle of operation of different types of machines has been exhibited in the next section called How Things Work. The working of simple machines like gears, screw, levers, inclined plane, ball point pens etc. has been put up on display.
The Electro Technic Gallery is for gadget freaks and explains various theories which work behind the operation of different electronic gadgets. However, it was the Fun Science Gallery where my kids had the maximum amount of fun. It houses exhibits on various forms of science such as perception, math, fluids, optics, sound, etc. On entering the Science for Children section, my kids went mad at the wide range of innovative items with which they can interact.