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B. M. Birla Planetarium

Jaipur, Rajasthan

The planetarium regularly holds sky-shows to dispel heavenly myths, propagate the basic concepts of astronomy and also train amateurs to appreciate the grandeur of the night sky.

Highlights
  • Colourful visuals on the wide dome, along with crystal clear, pin pointed stars and impressive story lines, has held its visitors spell-bound over the years.
  • Explore some interesting science exhibits in the planetarium foyer.
Overview

The B.M. Birla Planetarium, Jaipur has a long legacy in the popularisation of science and spreading awareness among the masses, especially among school children. The efficient and uninterrupted operation of this planetarium since 1989, along with its various popular programmes and its widely appreciated shows, is a hallmark on the pink city landscape.

Various Nobel laureates and other luminaries from almost all parts of the world have graced this planetarium over the years with their talks and deliberations during various workshops and seminars conducted under its dome. B.M. Birla Planetarium, Jaipur, is now an integral part in the intellectual landscape of the city and a valuable asset for its students and intelligentsia.

Current show

India's Pride - Mangalyaan

The red planet Mars has been worshipped as the God of anger and war since ancient times. Now we know Mars is not only the second nearest planet after Venus, it has also got the potential to harbour past, present as well as future life.

India created history in space exploration when Mangalyaan, the first Indian space probe to Mars, reached its destination successfully. The spectacular discoveries and some historical anecdotes come alive on the planetarium dome with its newly installed wide format video projection and a renovated multi-channel audio delivery system.

Show timings
Hindi: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
English: 6:00 p.m.
Last admission time
Late entry is not allowed when the show is running as it inconveniences the other audience.
Weekly close
Monday
Holiday calendar
Shows are not available till 3 pm on the last Wednesday of the month.
Holi, 21 March 2019.
Diwali, 27 October 2019.
Average duration
1 hour
Facilities
  • Photography is not allowed.
  • Free wheelchair is provided on first come, first served basis (entrance steps not wheelchair friendly).
  • Cafe is on the campus.
  • Drinking water stations.
  • Separate toilets for men and women.
  • Parking for Bike: Rs. 10, Car: Rs. 30, and Bus: Rs. 80
Location

How to get there
  • 10.4 km from Jaipur International Airport
  • 3.1 km from Jaipur Railway Station
  • 3.6 km from Jantar Mantar
Terms and Conditions
  • The entry fee is valid only for the relevant show.
  • Entry is allowed about 15 minutes before the show.
  • Late entry is not allowed during a show as it inconveniences the other audience.
  • The shows are conducted at an appreciably low brightness level. It is advisable to occupy your seats about 10 minutes before the show for a proper dark adaptation of your eyes.
  • The entry fee is non-cancelable, unless the show is cancelled for circumstances beyond the control of the planetarium.
  • No eatables or beverages are allowed inside the planetarium.

TICKETS

Category
Rs.
 
Adult
60
 
Child below 3 years
(accompanied by parents and sat on their laps)
Free
 
Child over 3 years
60
 
School groups
(Group of 25 students or more with request letter on the school letter head)
35
 
HOW TO USE
  • You will receive a booking confirmation email/voucher to your registered email after booking.
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher.
  • This voucher is valid only on the date and time specified.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Entrance to the planetarium.
  • Access to the exhibitions in the planetarium foyer and the show.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Transportation.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Parking.
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