With different concepts of science introduced to people in a wonderful way, Nagaland Science Centre is one of the top tourist attractions in Dimapur. Located behind the Naga Arcade, it is loved and visited by tourists to learn more about science. The purpose of this place is to encourage learning through triumphant approaches for which it has three galleries - Our Senses, Children’s Corner, and Fun Science.
This science centre was established under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Nagaland. It was constructed by the National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. And finally, on 14th September 2004, Nagaland Science Centre was opened to the people by the Honorable former Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri. Neiphiu Rio.
The knowledge and information that this science centre provides are ideal to temper the minds of the younger generation. The aim is to popularize science in Nagaland and uplifts science literacy through exhibits and science programmes. All these programmes enable vistos to learn science in a new, fun, and exciting way.
Everything to know about Nagaland Science Centre in Dimapur
- Location: SuperMarket Ln, Half Nagarjan, Dimapur
- Type of Destination: Science Education Centre
- Science Centre Timing: Nagaland Science Centre is open from 10 am to 4 pm on all days except on Mondays and State Government’s holidays.
- Science Centre Entry Fees: The entry charges for Nagaland Science Centre is INR 10 per person. There is free entry for police/ military personnel in uniform, differently-abled and children below 3 years old.
Best time to visit Science Centre
Winter and summer both are considered a great time to visit Nagaland Science Centre. During these times, the weather is quite pleasant and is perfect for exploring the centre. October to March are the best months to visit Nagaland as the rainfall will not bother you.
How to Reach Nagaland Science Centre
By Flight- The main airport of Dimapur Airport and is well-connected with major Indian cities. From outside the airport, you can take a taxi or a cab to the Nagaland Science Centre.
By Train - Dimapur railway station is the main railway station in Dimapur. You can get several taxis to reach the Nagaland Science Centre.
By Road - Nagaland State Transport Corporation buses will take you to the Dimapur bus stand. From there, you can take an autorickshaw to the Nagaland Science Centre.
Places to Visit near Nagaland Science Centre
After the tour, there are many places you can visit near the science centre. Here are the places to visit near the Nagaland Science Centre after the tour finishes -
1. Kachari Ruins
Also called the Dimasa Kachari Ruins, they are a series of domes pillars that are shaped like mushrooms. They were formed by the Dimasa Kachari Kingdoms.
2. Chumukedima Village
It is a beautiful village and is known for its scenic beauty and pristine waterfalls.
3. Medziphema Town
A beautiful town located a few kilometres away from Medziphema Village is perched on a hilltop on the north of the near-valley town.
Places to Stay near Nagaland Science Centre
Here are some of the best places to stay near the Nagaland Science Centre with decent amenities. You can choose these accommodation options as per your needs and budget.
- Hotel Europa Inn (0.5 km away)
- Hotel Theja Fort (1.4 km away)
- Hotel Saramati (850 m away)
- Hotel Seb Tower (1.5 km away)
- Clover Homestay (2.0 km away)
Travel Tips for visiting Nagaland Science Centre
- Do not damage anything.
- You should avoid visiting Dimapur in the monsoon as it gets very slippery and might cause landslides.