Gujarat Science City – For Science Buffs

Gujarat Science City is a science education and entertainment centre located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Opened in 2002, it has an IMAX 3D theatre; exhibitions on science, space, energy, life sciences, plants, nature and robotics; an aquarium, an aviary and a butterfly park; as well as other facilities.


In 1999, the Gujarat Council of Science City, an autonomous registered society was established under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat.

Under Phase-I of the development, the IMAX 3D theatre, the first in India, was opened in 2002. It was followed by constructions of various exhibitions such as Hall of Science, Hall of Space, Energy Education Park, Life Science Park, Planet Earth as well as facilities such as children’s activity centre, thrill rides, amphitheatre and musical fountain.

In 2021, under Phase-II development, an aquatic gallery, a robotics gallery and a nature park were constructed at cost of 264 crore, 127 crore and 14 crore respectively. They were inaugurated on 16 July 2021 by prime minister Narendra Modi.


Entertainment facilities

Entertainment facilities at the Science City include IMAX 3D theatre, 30-seat thrill ride, giant LED screen for displaying films, dancing musical fountains and 1200-seat capacity amphitheatre.

Planet Earth

The Planet Earth pavilion is spread over an area of 9000 sqm. It has an earth-shaped dome with diametre of 50 metres, one of the largest in the country, built in 2009. It has exhibits and rides about natural disasters, disaster management, planetarium, natural resources and its conservation. It has more than 650 exhibits.

Hall of Space

It has an exhibition on solar system, universe, space technology and history of space exploration.

Hall of Science

Science experiment in Hall of Electricity in Hall of Science
The hall of science has exhibits on light, sound, mathematics, kinematics, vision, mirrors, energy and fluids.

Energy Education Park

The park holds exhibits on solar energy, wind power, hydroelectricity, tidal power, geothermal energy, petroleum and petrochemicals. It has models of Sardar Sarovar dam and petroleum rigs.

Life Science Park

The park spread over an area of 9000 sqm is dedicated to life sciences. It has exhibits on river system and evolution. It also has outdoor exhibition on aromatic, medicinal and economic plants as well as ornamental plants. There is a Cactus, Succulent and Bonsai Corner; Butterfly House; aviary and tissue culture lab.

Aquatic gallery

The aquatic gallery is spread over an area of 15000 sqm. It has 68 tanks which hold brackish, marine and fresh waters in variety of ecosystems marked as Indian, Asian, African and American Zones. It has 11,690 animals from 188 species. The shark tunnel in the gallery is 28 metre long.

Robotics gallery

The three floor robotics gallery has 79 types of robots on display. The ground floor has a interactive exhibition and a cafeteria. It also has a exhibit displaying evolution of robotics. There is a robot dance gallery, and virtual and augmented reality gallery as well.

Nature Park

The nature park is spread over an area of 8 acres and educates about botany and biology.

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Things To Do: Indulge in various activities

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Location: Science City Road, Off Soal Santey Road, Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380060, India

How To Reach: The quickest way is to hire a taxi or take a bus when in Ahmedabad. There are public and private transport readily available in the city.

Famous For: Education and entertainment

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