The Science City is newest addition to Kolkata's long list of tourist attractions. This architectural showpiece has more than just its external grandeur. A showcase of scientific applications, this is the first and the only institution of its kind in India. The different sections of the complex include the Space odyssey, Dynamotion, Life Science Corners, Science Park, Toy Train & Ropeway , the Dinosaurs Complex and others.
The main attraction of Science City is the Space Theatre - a circular auditorium with a dome-shaped ceiling which, from the interior, looks like an inverted bowl. Another major attraction is the musical fountain, where coloured jets of water dance to the sound of music.
The Science City has a large convention centre complex with all modern amenties.The main auditorium can accommodate 2300 persons. The side auditorium can accommodate 450 people. In addition there are 8 halls in the adjacent building, the capacity of which varies from 200 to 250 people. All are air conditioned and fully equipped with latest audio visual system. The basement is ideal for poster presentation. There is a huge open field just behind the main auditorium. The lounges (Durga Mandap, Bengal Gallery & Mukta Mancha), food plaza and scientific exhibitions will be organized in this space.
It is a brainchild of the National Council of Science Museums. It's ideal for the tourist interested in the nuts and bolts of science. If you're in the mood for a simulated earthquake or a tornado, drop by here. Also worth a dekko is the collection of live birds and insects, and dinosaur models. A great place to take children to.
Timing 9.00 A.M. to 9.00 P.M.