Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad is located at the heart of Hyderabad and overlooks the breathtaking view of the hillock of Naubat Pahad. Thousand of visitors frequent this museum every year from all parts of the country. This has been recognized as one of the finest museums and art galleries in India. Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad is entirely devoted to the science and technology.
The architecture of this museum also draws in attraction of the tourists. It was inaugurated by Late Mr. N.T. Rama Rao, on 8th September 1985. At the planetarium, you can enrich yourself with the various shows arranged by this prestigious organization. Shows are organized in both Telugu and English languages. Here, you can enjoy various shows on various aspects like:
- The beautiful mysteries of the Universe
- The comets
- The Hubble Space Telescope
- The puzzling Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO's)
- The very recent clash of the Titans
The sky shows are amazing, which will transport you to a different universe altogether. The dome of the planetarium is for the sky show. You can see the shining stars, planets and other objects of the universe. The sound effects, which are used in the sky show in the planetarium, will give you a total effect of the outer space. This adds to the excitement to the whole show. The sky shows will let you unfold the mysteries of the universe.
Science Museum and Dinosorium are the major addition of the Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad. Dinosorium is the most recent addition to this planetarium. This wing displays a 160 million years old mounted Kotasaurus Yamanpalliensis. It was excavated in the Adilabad district and it was given them by Geological Survey of India. At this place, you can see beautiful collection of smaller fossils of dinosaur eggs, marine shells and fossilized tree trunks.
Birla Planetarium, Hyderabad is a must visit destination for the children. On every last Thursday of the month, the planetarium remains closed from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. There is a roof top restaurant, where you can munch on some tastiest snacks and refresh yourself.