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Gujarat Science City: Time to Gain Fun & Knowledge All Together

Gujarat Science City

The science city, as fairly described by the name is a great place to have knowledge and learn about the whole scientific world around us. It is not only a place to attain knowledge but also gives an environment to have fun while learning about the miracles of science and our planet earth. Moreover, Gujarat Science City is a place to attain knowledge about the science behind every worldly phenomenon as well as scientific existence beyond the mother earth in outer space.

Gujarat Science City is not only a place to attain knowledge but also gives an environment to have fun while learning about the miracles of science and our planet earth. #Gujarat #ScienceCity #IndiaTravels #Fun&Knowledge #MustVisitPlace #Ahmedabad

Location

Gujarat Science City is located on Sarkhej - Gandhinagar highway and is 11.5 km from the center of Ahmedabad.

How to Reach

Once you are in Ahmedabad, you can travel to Gujarat Science City by your own vehicle, tourist bus or you can travel by hiring a local cab/auto. The place is well connected with proper signage and is an easily accessible destination.

Attractions of Gujarat Science City

  1. IMAX 3D Theatre

IMAX- The world’s largest film format with four 3D movies taking your imagination to new dimensions.

The IMAX 3D movies are provided with Dolby sound in these theatres. Following are the movies with show timings are being shown in 3D theatre of the Gujarat Science City:

  • Born to be Wild 3D

Show Timings: 2:00 PM (Monday to Friday) 

2:00 PM and 7:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday)

  • Walking on the moon 3D

Show Timings: 4:00 PM (All days)

  • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Show Timings:  6:00 PM (Monday to Friday)

12:00 PM and 6:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday)

  • T-Rex 3D

Show Timings: 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM (All days)

Disclaimer: The 3D movies are subjected to change with time.

IMAX 3D Theatre at Gujarat Science City @traxplorers

2. Hall of Space & Science

Hall of Science displays all the successful models in science that made an impact and changed the future of humanity.

Hall of Space brings a journey through Solar System. A thrilling experience of a mission to Mars ride takes you to the outside world.

3. The Planetarium- Planet Earth Pavilion

The Planetarium features the facts of planet earth and its resources. This is also to spread awareness about natural disasters like volcanoes, landslides, seismic tremors, etc.

4. The Musical Fountain

The dancing fountain with music and light work is the attraction available for the evening only.

Show timings: There are total three shows at 6:30, 7:00, & 7:30 PM

5. Simulator Rides

Gujarat Science City provides simulations in the form of simulator rides. They are some of the fun rides available and last for 20 minutes.

  • Other Attractions include Life Science Park, Energy Park, and Nature Park.

Life Science Park- Gujarat Science City

Opening Hours 

All days of week from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Entry Fee: Tickets

Rs.20/- for adults (Including Hall of Science & Hall of Space, Energy Park, Life Science Park)

Rs.10/- for children (Including Hall of Science & Hall of Space, Energy Park, Life Science Park)

 Rs.125/- per person IMAX 3D Film

 Rs.20/- per person Musical Fountain

 Rs.25/- per person Thrill Ride

 Rs.15/- per person Planetarium

 Rs.30/- per person Mission to Mars Ride

Parking Facility

Parking facility is available inside the Gujarat Science City.

Parking fee: Rs.5/- for 2/3 wheeler

                      Rs.10/- for 4 wheeler

                      Rs.25/- for Buses

Why visit Gujarat Science City?

This place is well suitable to visit with family, kids, and students. Here are some points to consider for planning a visit.

Knowledgeable and Adventurous

It is a perfect place to take your young kids to get information about Science and Space in an interesting way. Furthermore, one must go for the thrill ride in a spaceship to Mars and feel the fun with family.

Good place for students

There are many science models in working conditions to acquire knowledge. Students can get their hands on working experimental models.

Learning experience for curious kids

This place provides a great learning opportunity for young and curious kids. There is a lot to learn about science and nature. The young kids can grasp the concepts of science with physical demonstration provided in the science city.

Must visit with kids

This place is huge and has a fantastic display of space-related activities, the prototype of rockets. There are two theatres providing information related to planet earth and space which will definitely hold you tightly.

Kids Corner at Gujarat Science City @traxplorers

Our experience at Gujarat Science city

A good informative day in the Science city

One thing that struck us immediately was the ample space. They have sprawling premises with exhibits and attractions spread across. Walking around in the sultry weather of Ahmedabad was a challenge but that was the only downside.

So, what was worthful?

  1. The 3 D IMAX theatre- It is one of the very few IMAX theatres in India. We watched ‘Walking on the moon’. The Dolby sound system was a great experience. It was worthful spending your money on this.
  2. The Simulator thrill ride- with 4 D experience of a roller coaster.
  3. Hall of Science- It was good for kids as it expose the kids to effects of sound, light, water, air with various hands on experiments.
  4. Hall of Space- The exhibits were clearly laid out on the wall with color screens that documented pictures from the earliest space explorations.
    Each such exhibit has around 8 or 10 color screens and the best part was the middle screen which was an interactive display where one can use the mouse and play various related video clips. We thought that was brilliant. One can easily spend a couple of hours just in Hall of Space.

Of special mention is a section called ‘India in Space’ that documents India's space missions and various Vehicles (ASLV, PSLV and GSLV).

Hall of Space- Science City, Gujarat @traxplorers

5. Planet Earth pavilion- This was another stand-out piece. The entire pavilion is inside a huge 6-7 storeys high 'Globe' with different levels inside depicting evolution, dinosaurs to early man, minerals, Oil and natural gas with a small replica of Bombay High showing how oil is extracted, then a replica of a refinery.
They also have a full floor for human anatomy.

Human EvolutionExhibits at Gujarat Science City @traxplorers

There were more exhibits spread across, but we did not get enough time.
Of special mention is their Souvenir Shop, rather an awesome Science tools, books, and toys shop. You'll find even School projects like hydraulics.

Planetarium at Gujarat Science City @traxplorers

6. Musical Fountain Show (Evening only)

We missed the evening musical fountain show as we got late.
Keep a full day if you are visiting. You are going to need it.

Food inside the premises was not so great but workable. There is a Subway and McDonald’s right across the road.

Overall, Gujarat Science City is a fantastic place to explore. This works well for kids as well as adults too. A must visit place once you are in Ahmedabad.

Things to keep in mind before visiting Gujarat Science City

  • IMAX movie lasts for 40-45 minutes and the theatre houses around 650 seats. So, it is advisable to book a movie ticket in advance.
  • Gujarat Science City is open throughout the year but the best season to visit is winter.
  • One must keep a full day to explore the whole premises of Science City.
  • The musical fountain show starts in the evening only. So, one must keep it in mind and plan the schedule accordingly.
  • One can also book tickets in advance from the official website of Gujarat Science City to enjoy a hassle-free experience.

Suggested Read: 20 Best kids friendly places to visit in Ahmedabad

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Gujarat Science City is not only a place to attain knowledge but also gives an environment to have fun while learning about the miracles of science and our planet earth. #Gujarat #ScienceCity #IndiaTravels #Fun&Knowledge #MustVisitPlace #Ahmedabad

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