(Last Updated on : 10/01/2009)
Nehru Science Center, Mumbai, was initially visualized as the magnificent Museum of Science and Technology during the late 1960s. However, in 1977, a little change was noticed in the goals, set for the museum. It emerged as the nucleus of the optimal scientific-enterprises of the country. The prime objective was to attain a standard of excellence, at par with the level of international institutions.
The center inaugurated its first semi-permanent demonstration, entitled 'Light &Sight' in 1977. This phenomenal development found its befitting sequel in the world's first ever Science Park, established in 1979, on the occasion of the International Year of the child.
Ultimately, on November 11, 1985, the science-center, was ready to be attended by the public on November 11, 1985. Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the ex-Prime Minister of India, took the initiative.
Nehru Science Centre, the largest Science Centre in the country, contains a massive and educative science park, stretching over a huge 8 acres. The Science Park is invested with a wide diversity of plants, trees and shrubs.
The science park provides the visitors the remarkable opportunity to conduct experiments on the display items, like, press levers, turn wheels, roll balls, pull strings and distant vision-favouring periscopes and telescopes. The Nehru Center, rejects the wrong notion of science as mere theories. Rather, it encourages, that through experimentation, observation and inference, high-class scientific knowledge and formulae is ingrained into the receptive minds of the children.
Above 50 direct participatory programmes, science- discourses and demonstrations on energy,sound, kinematics, mechanics, transport, etc. exist in the science park.
The Nehru Science Center is a building with a marvelous architectural pattern of its own. It accommodates various permanent science presentations on multiple subjects and themes.
The hexagonally- shaped gallery, Science for Children, is endowed with a repository of expositions . Children can indulge in play with soap bubbles, primary colours, geometrical moulds, tough puzzles . To sum up, children can avail of learning of science through all possible manners of fun and entertainment.
Sound and Hearing and Light and Sight are designed galleries, contrived to illustrate the mechanism of sound-production, and sound-hearing, the meaning of resonance, echo, musical notes, the properties of Light and colour, utility and application of lenses, complexity of the human eye and other relevant topics.
The Nehru Science Center, Mumbai, houses a little gallery, focusing on the enchanting life sciences and the evolution of man. Wonderful is the juxtaposition of the cast of a transparent woman and a fashion-model, which clarifies to the visitors, the human anatomy. Mind-blowing discovery and advanced computers draw a lot of attention.
The science park gives visitors a chance to experiment with exhibits, press levers, turn wheels, roll balls, pull strings and look through periscopes and telescopes. S.ciimce at the Centre is not a dull, theoretical subject. instead, through observation, participation and other related activities scientific knowledge and formulae is inculcated in children.
National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), the parent body of Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, with its 29 Science Centres / Museums all over the country, has the best infrastructure and skilled manpower to conceptualize, design, develop and organize high quality science exhibits and other related educational programmes and activities
Nehru Science Centre, is an integral part, one of the four major National level Science
Museums , affiliate to the National Council of Science Museums . The parent body of the National Council of Science Museums is one of the highest order science institutions of India.
Nehru Science Center, performs as the Western Zone Headquarters with five science centres in Nagpur, Calicut, Bhopal, Dharampur and Goa , included in its ambit. It is concerned with the people of the Western part of India.
The Center arranges for science-instruction programmes, activities and competitions for propagation of knowledge among general mass and students, especially.Nehru Science Centre has a high visitor-capturing status. More than, 600,000 people , annually comes across the enlightening fundamental laws and amazing attributes of science & technology.
The Nehru Science Center, is located on Dr. E. Moses Road, Mumbai - 400018, in between Worli Naka and Mahalaxmi Railway Station . Expanding over 14 acres of land, the Centre gifts a natural and free ambience for students to acquire data, accustomize and indulge in innovation-facilitating holidays and for skilled professionals, reaching lofty heights in the stream of science education. Probably, 1,20,000 school children takes part in the multifarious activities of the Center.
Scientific and technological savvy, gets its high through the illuminating and attention-arresting activities of the Nehru Science Center, which aims at giving birth to a technology or science-aces, leading our country to the pinnacles of progress.