Near Gate No 1, Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan
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Learning outside the school or classroom, seems to be contemporary style, but actually is an age old concept in India as it eases the method of learning and encourages students to learn and grow. Taking clue from that, what could be the best than the National Science Centre, Delhi?
Established in the year 1992, National Science Centre, Delhi, is directed under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a self-governing body under India's Ministry of Culture. It is located adjacent to Gate number. 1, of Pragati Maidan overlooking to the Purana Qila.
It is a revolutionary association affianced in the popularization of science among the young generation of India and among the individual. The Centre was inaugurated on the 9th January 1992 by the Prime Minister of India- P. V. Narasimha Rao. Since then, the association has rendered yeoman service to the foundation of science popularization.
The entrance court to the institute greetings its visitors with an enormous show traversing four floors, one of the biggest shows in the world, "the Energy balls", in which 6 inches in diameter nylon balls, are pick up to a height of 50 feet, so that they can gain maximum energy, and then drop down, letting them move in the path of visitors, carrying out work to increase their probable energy into numerous other forms of energy.
It was established with the few main objectives and they are as follows:
Developing interest of students and also of general public in science.
To conduct educational programmers for the benefit of apprentices, instructors as well as society.
To expand scientific awareness and temper, especially in new generation.
Display and protest of advancement and successes in numerous fields of science and technology.
The National Science Center is opened all week days and can be visited from 10 A.M to 5.30 P.M. The Centre was designed by well-known Indian architect Achyut Kanvinde. It is fully air-conditioned and smartly decorated provide sitting capacity of about 300 guests.
Another useful facility available at the Centre is business conference halls with 3 temporary foldable partition where 3 meetings can be organized together. These business conference halls can be booked by paying a minimal charges. It also has a classy cafeteria in the ground floor where visitors can order Indian snacks and beverages also continental fast food. This food court also serve healthy and light snacks as of choice of today’s young generation.