About The Place: Located off the Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway, Science City is an ambitious initiative of the government of Gujarat to trigger an inquiry of science in the mind of a common citizen with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge. Covering an area of more than 107 hectares, the idea is to create imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activity corners, and live demonstrations in an easily understandable manner.
Currently the 3D Imax theater, musical dancing fountain, energy park and simulation rides interest visitors. It is hoped that as this place develops, the investment helps to create awareness and sensitivity to better care for our ecology and people through the appropriate use of science and technology. The park is open from 12-9pm.
Architecture of Science City : The architecture of Science City is very well designed with each attraction separated into different sections or modules. The centre has a plethora of cool things the likes of which are an amazing Hall of Science, an amphitheatre, a very informative Life Science Park, an IMAX 3D theatre and few quirky musical fountains which dances to songs and rhythms. A dedicated centre for exams is also provided.
On getting a bird’s eye view of the map of Science City, we will find that the parking lies just outside the main entrance. Although there are multiple entry points, the main entrance is the easiest to spot due to the presence of the above mentioned parking facility. One cannot simply miss the bustling cars that are parked here everyday and thereby miss the entrance!
The entire complex has roads and pavements connected in polygons to give rise to a hexagonal shape. Infact, it seems the inspiration for this design has been derived from that of a beehive.
How to get there
By Road: Gujarat has one of the better-developed road networks in India. Ahmedabad is well connected with all major cities and towns by road. Prominent bus stops are located at Gitamandir near Kalupur Railway Station and Paldi. Regular bus services are available by Gujarat state transport buses and private operators to all the major destinations of the state.
By Rail: The main railway station is located in the Kalupur area. This station falls under the prominent national railway circuit and is connected to all major cities of India. If you are on the western side of the Sabarmati river, then you can go to the Gandhigram station near Ashram road to buy your railway tickets easily.
By Air: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport at Ahmedabad is an international airport with direct flights to USA, UK, Singapore, Dubai and other international hubs. Numerous domestic flights are also operational from here.