Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Name : Nehru Planetarium

Main attraction: 'The Sky Theatre Show”

Sri. T. Chowdaiah Road, High Grounds,
Bangalore-560001, Karnataka, India.

Phone :
+91 80 22266084, +91 80 22203234

Founded in the year 1989 Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is worth a visit during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours. Come explore the mysteries of outer space with a simple visit at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore. Get to know more about Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours.

The Planetarium is a visual delight for children and adults. The sound and light show - 'The Sky Theatre Show' is about the marvels of the universe, the planets and the solar system, is designed to be informative and entertaining. The theatre can seat up to two hundred and ten people. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was founded with an aim to spread awareness amongst students and public about astronomy. With a sitting capacity of 225, the sky theatre inside Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium with a dome of 15 meters in diameter is worth visiting during a visit. Don’t forget to watch any of the two shows held daily at none other than the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Bangalore telling about the mysteries of the outer space. These two shows are held at 1500 hrs and 1630 hrs except for Mondays.

You can Come & quench your queries about the mysterious outer space by visiting Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium during Bangalore Tours. Reaching Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is also not a problem as it is easily accessible from any corner of the city. Children would simply love visiting Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, so do make it a point to visit it with your kids. 

Exhibition Halls

Exhibits displaying the versatile personality of Albert Einstein" 

The Sky-theatre Programme is supported by a topical exhibition of posters. These have various details that could not be shown in the programme. The exhibitions have a high educational value to those who want to learn more about the topic. The exhibitions include Astro-photographs, Cartoons, Paintings and quotations.

Also on display are giant color pictures of Galaxies. Supernova remnants Nebulae etc. A set of paintings and sculptures are on permanent display.

A Weighing Scale shows one's weight on all the planets and also gives a print-out.
A Science kiosk donated by IBM, India is installed in the exhibition hall.

The exhibition area houses a stall where one can buy books, science kits, models, telescopes, astro-photos, etc.

Science Park

A Science Park is being developed around the Planetarium. This provides an opportunity to visitors to learn some elements of science in a natural and playful manner. It is creating a right scientific ambience around the activities of the Planetarium that houses the, Science Centre. Some of the models on display are model of D.N.A, Resonant Swings, Whispering Dishes, Sun Dial, Giant Kaleidoscope, Model of a Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV).

Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA) is an independent, nonprofit making body housed in the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore. Members of the association meet once a week on Sundays at 6:00 pm. Access to the books and workshop is open during this time. Members also have informal ideas exchange, night sky watching through telescopes and other activities.

Telescope building is one of the important activities of ABAA. Members of ABAA do night sky observation, astro-photography, etc. - from "Shivanahalli" 35.00 kms from Bangalore where they have a 12" telescope amongst others to do observations.


Know Your Stars

This activity takes place together with the Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers (ABAA) on first Sunday of every month. It begins with a lecture session in the sky-theatre where sky of that night is simulated. Stars, constellations and planets are identified. A star chart of that day is provided to all visitors and they are taught its use. The lecture is followed by a star, watching session using telescopes manned by amateur astronomers.

Viewing of special astronomical events

Arrangements are made for the public to view comets, solar eclipses and planetary transits etc. Portable telescopes are arranged in the open area and public watch events through these. During live coverage of such events happening elsewhere, video projectors are used to project the coverage on large screen for the public to see. 

The shows are - 11:30 am in Kannada and at 12:45 pm in English on all the working days.  In addition to these, there will be shows at 2.00pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm and 4:30pm, the details of which have been given in the table below:


Special shows on booking the whole sky-theatre.  Administrator to be contacted for booking Kannada OR English.Shows can be chosen

 11:30am  Regular Sky-theatre show Kannada Solar System
12:45pm   Regular Sky-theatre show English Solar System
2:00pm  Full Dome Video Show Kannada Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose
2:45pm     Regular sky-theatre show Kannada Celestial Fireworks
3:45pm   Full  Dome Video Show English Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose
4:30pm   Regular Sky-theatre show English Celestial Fireworks
Entry fee for the above shows will be Rs.25/- per head (full charge for children above three years)

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