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“Dont waste your time ! It is a pity on maintenance”

B M Birla Planaturium
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Owner description: This modern planetarium is part of the Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A visit to a science center and planetarium should excite a child and a child in us. Unfortunately that isn't true at this Tamil Nadu Govt maintained facility.
First on the science center there are many theme's - automobile, ocean life, anatomy, math lab, Space research, nuclear power etc..... 95% of the interactive panels / counters don't work ! Huge disappointment for the children and old alike. Wish the Govt gives the responsibility of managing this facility to some private companies at least the maintenance would be good.
Secondly on the planetarium, with the school vacations approaching it is difficult to understand why the authorities have started a maintenance now. Instead of the regular planetarium dome they have made a tent - yes tent which can seat about 25/30 people. The audio and video quality is bad to say the least
Dont waste your team for visiting this place. With so many good schools and emphasis on education in Chennai we wish that this facility is maintained to enliven the scientific temper in the local kids

1  Thank Ramanathan V
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went with great expectation, but in vein. Most of the outside and inside equipments are non functional due to non maintenance. As a result, kid will not learn much. 3D theatre is good for those who are watching 3D first time. Else average. Planetarium amphitheatre is causing neck pain as they project the picture on 2 sides instead projecting at middle. As a result no one can view it properly. Could not understand the logic. 4 wheeler parking is available with nominal fees.

2  Thank Indrajit B
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

They have a show about space and mars and life on mars for about half an hour. It was very good . The show is available in both Tamil and English . Check the show timing and plan accordingly.
They also have a 3D show which was ok. It was for 10 mins and it had a roller coaster ride and dinosaur show.
They also have several halls , some of them are mathematics, science , space , mirrors . Each room has several experiments with explanations written below. Some have facts and exhibits . Most rooms also have a quiz . Children 10 and above would benefit the most. Some of the experiments don’t work. But overall it was a good experience and one can easily spend 2 hours here . They also have a store which sells diy and experiments.

3  Thank BalambigaiN
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Albeit of all the Birla museums located at Hyderabad, Trichy, Kolkata, and Chennai, the Chennai one has been found the best amongst all in terms of infrastructure~presentation~details.

1  Thank PrasadB196
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We went as a group with many kids.

It has many interesting sections. The first park has interesting scientific concepts explained in easy language for the children. The sound reflector example was simply awesome. A couple of machines were not working when we went.

This also has additional interests like a plane, rocket etc.,

The main attractions are the sky theater and the 3D show. Both were awesome and exceeded our expectations. For the sky theater show, they have different timings for English and Tamil versions. You need to choose one based on your interest.

The car parking space was adequate.

An interesting visit overall.

4  Thank Mahesh A
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