Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai Tourist Attraction
Nehru Science Centre Mumbai Entry Fee
  • 70 Entry Ticket to Science Centre – General Visitors
  • 50 Entry Ticket to Science Centre – Group of Visitors (25 or more)
  • 20 Entry Ticket ONLY to Science Park - General Visitors

Nehru Science Centre Mumbai Phone
022 2493 2667
Nehru Science Centre Mumbai Timings
Day Timing
Monday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wedesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Note: Nehru Science Centre Mumbai Ticket Counter Timing: 09.30 AM to 05.30 PM

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Nehru Science Centre Mumbai Address: Dr E Moses Rd, Opp 4 Seasons Hotel, Worli, Maharashtra, 400018, India

Nehru Science Centre Entry Fee for Visitors
Category Amount
Entry Ticket
Entry Ticket to Science Centre – General Visitors 70
Entry Ticket to Science Centre – Group of Visitors (25 or more) 50
Entry Ticket to Science Centre – Students in organised group with authority letter 20
Entry Ticket to Science Centre – Students from Govt./Municipal Schools with authority letter 10
Entry Ticket to Science Centre – BPL card holders on producing the card 5
Entry Ticket ONLY to Science Park - General Visitors 20
Special shows
Science Odyssey - General visitors 75
Science Odyssey - Group of Visitors (25 or more) 60
Science Odyssey - Students in organised group with authority letter 50
Science Odyssey - Students from Govt./Municipal Schools with authority 25
3D Science Show / Science on Sphere - General visitors 25
3D Science Show / Science on Sphere - Group of Visitors (25 or more) 20
3D Science Show / Science on Sphere - Students in organised group with authority letter 20
3D Science Show / Science on Sphere - Students from Govt./Municipal Schools with authority 10
Science Film Show / Science Demonstration Lecture (on prior booking) 10
Human Anatomy Show ( I am a Mother) 5
Combined ticket for Science Centre & Science Odyssey
Combined ticket - General visitors 125
Combined ticket - Group of Visitors (25 or more) 100
Combined ticket - Students in organised group with authority letter (Non-Member Schools) 60
Combined ticket - Students in organised group with authority letter (Member Schools) 50
Combined ticket - Students from Govt./Municipal Schools with authority letter 25
Package ticket for Schools - Science Centre, Science Odyssey, 3D show & SOS show
Combined ticket - Students in organised group with authority letter (Non-Member Schools) 90
Combined ticket - Students in organised group with authority letter (Member Schools) 75
Combined ticket - Students from Govt./Municipal Schools with authority letter 40
Parking Charges
2 Wheeler 20
4 Wheeler 40
Free Entry only to Science Centre :
Children up to 3.4 feet (102 cm) of height
Defence & Paramilitary forces in uniform
Physically challenged persons and ICOM members
Nehru Science Centre Show TImings for Visitors
Category Timings
Regular shows 11:00 am | 1:00 pm | 2:30 pm | 4:30 pm
Request shows
(for Request show minimum 50 visitors are required)
10:00 am | 12:00 pm noon | 3:30 pm | 5:15 pm

Nehru Science Centre Mumbai, famous for its scientific exhibits and educational activities, is the largest interactive science centre of India. It has around 500 varieties of exhibits including Virtual Harp, Nail Seat, and the Giant Heart.

Nehru Science Centre activities also include regular shows, films, and documentaries. Space Odyssey and Science in Sphere are the popular ones.

It was opened to the public in 1985 and has hosted many seminars, workshops, and scientific meetings over the years. The place houses a museum, containing artefacts which show the developments in science and technology, and a library too, with thousands of books and hundreds of movies related to scientific disciplines.

At Nehru Centre Mumbai, you will have practical experience with laws of physics, human anatomy, and many other facets of science. Nehru Planetarium, where you can observe the sky, is within the complex too.

So, if you want to witness some science during your Mumbai tour, you shouldn’t miss the Nehru Science Centre Worli Mumbai.

History of Nehru Science Centre Mumbai

It was back in 1977 when the Nehru Science Centre was set up as a museum dedicated to science & technology in Worli, Mumbai. It is named after the first Prime Minister of India – Jawaharlal Nehru.

In 1977, this interactive science centre began with a “Light and Sight” exhibition. Later, in 1979, a science park was built. In November 1985, Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, opened Nehru Science Centre to the public.

Architecture of Nehru Science Centre

Achyut Purushottam Kanvinde planned Nehru Science Centre architecture. It has a modular design with different units functioning as a reception centre, museum, and science park.

The split-level interior style used as the centre was built over a slanting ground. And the exhibition halls at all those levels are connected by glazed passageways and skylight-illuminated staircases. The colour scheme consists of bright primary colours.

You’ll notice only a few windows in the building. It helped in purposing the walls to be used as an extensive display area. The exterior is made with locally available grey stones and cement panels, with grooves at certain intervals.

Things to do at Nehru Science Centre

1. Exploring the Science Park – The Science Park at Nehru Centre is full of interactive science exhibits. You can learn about the principles of energy, mechanics, perception, and many other concepts of science. Old railway engines, tram cars, and electric power generators are there on display among the greenery of Nehru Science Centre Park. It also has over 200 species of plants.

2. Browsing through the exhibits – The Nehru Science Centre exhibition galleries are full of interesting exhibits, interactive activities, and fun-filled illusions. Those exhibits are relevant to the school curriculum and for awareness about science in daily life for the public too. The informative displays range from climate change to prehistoric animal life and technology heritage.

3. Enjoying science movies and shows – Nehru Science Centre auditorium aka Science Odyssey is a spherical dome auditorium where you can see different science-related shows. The facility has a spherical projection system at the centre and watching a show is a one-of-a-kind experience. Apart from the Nehru Science Centre Odyssey show, you can also watch many other science shows and demonstrations related to principles of Physics and Chemistry.

4. Reading books at the library – The library at Nehru Science Centre has a collection of books, periodicals, and various scientific journals. Along with over 10,000 books and magazines, Nehru Science Centre library also consists of around 300 science films.

5. Learning about the Earth – The Science on Sphere at Nehru Centre provides real-time data of the atmosphere and climate of Earth. The data is projected on a large globe. From continents and oceans in their actual colours to tropical rain forests and currents of the oceans, you can see it all in motion.

6. Knowing about our Solar System – The Nehru Science Centre also houses the planetarium where you can learn about the Solar System and other mysteries in our Universe. Nehru Science Centre Planetarium hosts a regular show too. It’s called Stars & Wonders of the Universe.

7. Stargazing on a cloudless night – Multiple telescopes are installed within the Nehru Science Centre and Planetarium complex, where you can go for the stargazing sessions on a cloudless night. Arrangements are also made to watch and study Solar & Lunar eclipses, and other celestial events.

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Nehru Science Centre Mumbai Timings and Entry Fees

Nehru Science Centre timings for visitors are from 9.30 AM to 6 PM. It is open to the public throughout the year, except during Diwali and Holi. You can visit it even on Sundays and public holidays. But the library is accessible only during the weekdays, from 10 AM to 5.30 PM.

For general visitors, Nehru Science Centre entry fees are ₹70 and for a group (25 or more), the price is ₹50 per person. General school groups are charged ₹20 per person. For the groups coming from government schools, the rate is ₹10. The ticket counter is open until 5.30 PM.

BPL cardholders can get entry at ₹5. Physically challenged persons, ICOM members, Defence & Paramilitary forces in uniform and kids (up to 3.4” of height) are allowed free entry. But the entry charge for Science Park is ₹20 for everyone.

Nehru Science Centre Odyssey Show timings are 11 AM, 1 PM, 2.30 PM and 4.30 PM. If you’re with a group of minimum 50, you can request for separate sessions. The time slots are 10 AM, 12 PM, 3.30 PM and 5.15 PM for the request shows. The entry charge is ₹75 for individual visitors, ₹60 per person in a group (25 or more) and ₹50 per person for school student groups. Student groups from government schools can get entry at ₹25 per person.

Apart from the Science Odyssey movies, Nehru Centre organises other 20-minutes science shows at 12 PM, 2 PM and 4 PM. A 3-D show is also played every half an hour. Each of these sessions is priced at ₹25 for individuals and ₹20 per person for groups. Student groups also are charged ₹20 per person, but government school students get a discounted entry. It is ₹10 per person for them.

You can get a combined ticket for the Science Centre and Science Odyssey at lower rates. And they also have special packaged ticket rates for schools.

Then, the 90-minutes show at the Nehru Planetarium in the complex begins at 12 PM, 1.30 PM, 3 PM and 4.30 PM. It is charged ₹100 per person (aged 5 years and above). Groups can avail concessional rates.

Nehru Science Centre parking charges are ₹20 and ₹40, respectively, for 2-wheelers and 4-wheelers.

Best Time to visit Nehru Science Centre

Summer months in Mumbai can be uncomfortably hot, and the rainy season brings heavy downpour. So, the best time to visit Nehru Centre is from October to March when the temperature remains cool. But you can visit it on any other day, as much of the exhibition galleries are indoors, unaffected by the outside weather.

For sky gazing from Nehru Science Centre observatory, however, you need to schedule your visit on a clear-sky day.

Time to explore Nehru Science Centre Mumbai

It should take you around 3 hours to browse all the galleries and exhibitions of Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai. You can have hands-on experiences with various fundamental ideas of Science. If you want to attend the shows, you might need more time in hand.

Also, a planetarium is within the science centre campus and it should take another 2 hours for you to enjoy the show there and browse the exhibits.

Places to visit near Nehru Science Centre

1. Nehru Planetarium – Nehru Planetarium is within the boundaries of the science centre. It is popular among scientists, local people, and tourists alike. The planetarium is a host for various astronomical researches and observations. Also, telescopes are installed in the premises to see the planets and other celestial objects in the sky. Scientific shows, cultural events, workshops, lectures, and many other edutainment programs run at the planetarium regularly.

2. Mahalakshmi Temple – Shree Mahalakshmi Temple, on the shores of Arabian Sea, is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi – the Goddess of Wealth. The temple also has the idols of Goddess Mahakali and Mahasaraswati. It is one of the oldest temples in the city, and it is full of devotees coming from various places. During Navratri celebrations, people queue for hours to offer flowers, sweets, and coconuts to the Goddesses. Mahalakshmi Temple is 4 km away from Nehru Science Centre.

3. Haji Ali Dargah – Haji Ali Dargah, about 3 km from the science centre, is a mosque and tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. It is on an islet off the shore, connected to the mainland through a narrow walkway. The walkway is submerged during high tides, but when it is not, tourists and pilgrims from all over the world visit the dargah to seek blessings.

4. Dhobi Ghat – Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, about 2 km from the science centre, holds the world record for “most people hand-washing clothes at a single location”. It is the world's largest open-air laundry where hundreds of washermen and women work their shifts through the day. By the end of the day, all the dirty clothes are returned to the owner in their fresh and spotless state. And much of the job is taken care of by hands.

5. Worli Sea Face – Worli Sea Face is a 2 km long walkway facing the Arabian Sea. It is a popular evening hangout among the local people, to watch the setting sun over the sea while munching local snacks. You’ll find many food vendors selling everyone’s favourite bhelpuri, vada-pav and panipuri among others. The statue of The Common Man is another attraction of the place. Worli Sea Face is only 3 km away from Nehru Science Centre.

6. Bandra Worli Sea Link – Bandra Worli Sea Link stands tall only a few hundred metres from the Worli Sea Face. It connects the suburbs of Bandra and Worli and saves considerable time for daily commuters. But apart from its importance, Bandra Worli Sea Link is known for its architectural magnificence too. Take a drive through it to have a glimpse of Mumbai from the sea.

7. Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum – Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum is near Veermata Jijamata Udyan, 4 km from Nehru Centre. It’s the oldest museum in the city and is known as a place for entertainment, knowledge, and relaxation. The museum has a huge collection of artefacts and maps, narrating the rich history and cultural heritage of Mumbai. It also has many photographs and books documenting the history of the city.

8. Mani Bhavan – Mani Bhavan is a historical building, about 5 km away from Nehru Science Centre. The building served as the home for Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in Mumbai from 1917 to 1934. He also started many freedom movements from Mani Bhavan. Today, the place acts as a Mahatma Gandhi museum, comprising the room where he stayed, a photo gallery of his childhood and various press clips. You’ll also find a library here.

How to Reach Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai?

Now that you have all the Nehru Science Centre information and what to see here, here’s how you can reach the place.

It is near the city centre of Mumbai and is accessible through different modes of transport. Nehru Science Centre is close to the main railway station and bus depot of the city, and you can take a private cab from top car rental companies in Mumbai too. Autos and taxis also are available. Mahalaxmi and Byculla are the nearest local railway stations.

And here’s how you can go to Mumbai –

By Road – Mumbai is connected to the neighbouring towns and distant cities through a network of buses. You can book a luxury bus from Pune, Nagpur and many other places like Panaji and Ahmedabad. Mumbai Central Bus Depot is only 5 km away from the Science Centre. For a private ride, you can rent a cab or drive your car to Mumbai.

By Rail – Mumbai has daily express trains from all the metropolitan cities of India including Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad. Trains from other cities are also available regularly. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (10 km away) and Mumbai Central (5 km away) are the major railway terminals. Some long-distance trains to Mumbai also stop at the suburban railway stations.

By Air – Mumbai has regular flights from all the popular tourist destinations in India and the world. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is about 16 km away from Nehru Centre. Whether you’re in the US, Australia, or Dubai, you have convenient flight options for Mumbai. Daily flights from many Indian cities are also available.

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