B M Birla Planetarium is a magnificent and imposing structure that stands close to Birla Temple. It is one amongst the few technically advanced and modern science planetariums in India and a place that brings honour for the Hyderabadis. It brings the experience of outer space where nobody goes except people selected for NASA team of space tour, across the Milky Way escaping from some unpredicted asteroids that threatened to come right into you, moving your way in air-conditioned comfort around stars that are very large away at zillions of degrees centigrade.
The Birla Planetarium was inaugurated by Late Sri N.T.Rama Rao on 8th September 1985. It is a beautiful dome shaped architectural wonders and a privilege granted to the advances made in technology and science since begin of human civilization. The equipment’s are bought from Japan which are of most advanced technology and built on Naubatpahad. This place is being slowly developed as a main centre for the study of astronomy. During your trip to Hyderabad it will be a good experience by visiting B.M. Birla Planetarium and Science Museum. Kids are sure to enjoy and gain knowledge by this planetarium.
Recently Planetarium has added the Dinosorium – it is a new wing which hosts, the fossil of 160 million years old “Kotasaurus Yamanpalliensis”, found in Adilabad district as excavating the area. Dinosaurium also has a collection of smaller fossils of dinosaur eggs, marine shells and fossilized tree trunks. The place has its own identification by holding the attention of people with its breath-taking sky shows of mysterious universe. It is a place of knowledge, where every child in the city should watch show.
There are daily sky shows (in Telugu and English) on various topics of the enigmatic Cosmos, the mind boggling mysteries of the Universe, the undying comets, the Hubble Space Telescope, Eclipses, the puzzling Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO’s) and the very recent clash of the Titans, in the Planetarium. The visitors get really excited when they are into the sky show because of they watch a large canopy of dark sky, full of shining stars on the head which gives them the feeling as they are in Galaxy. There is also a convincing background sound effect which multiplies the feel of being in outer space.
Visiting time: 10:30 AM to 3 PM. (Birla Planetarium)
English: 11.30am, 4pm, 6pm
Telugu: 12.15pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6.45pm, 8.15pm,
Birla Planetarium closes on the last Thursday of month.
Please Note: Kids below 5 years are not allowed..