The Gujarat Science City, situated on the Sola Santej Road is an ambitious venture by the Gujarat Government which aims at igniting the spark of curiosity in children and adults alike. Sprawled over a huge 100 hectare area, Science City houses lots of different scientific and entertainment exhibits where everyone is encouraged to interact, touch, feel and wonder.
These exhibits include Hall of Space, Hall of Science, Energy Park, and the Earth Pavilion. Each of these Halls have a number of models and equipment which try to explain topics such as electricity, optics, acoustics, mathematics, etc. by hands on experiments. Many a wonderful hour may be spent perusing these exhibits patiently. Unfortunately, there are not many instructors around who will explain the details of the topics, but the instructions and charts are more than enough to have a thorough understanding.
Science City is not just about science, the place has it’s fair share of entertainment options too. The center hosts India’s first IMAX 3D theater which shows several short movies like T-Rex, Walking on the Moon, Galapagos, etc. and some full-length movies too. If you have not seen any IMAX 3D movie before, then I strongly suggest that you do so because the 3D is exceptionally good. For the thrill seekers, there is a Thrill – Ride which moves and shakes in sync to the short movie playing within the enclosure. In the evening, Science City has two shows of Musical Fountains, which are beautifully choreographed with light and music. There is a souvenir shop too, which sells various educational toys and scientific equipment.
The official Science City website (http://www.scity.org/) has a lot of detailed information about the aforementioned attractions, as well as the current show timings for the IMAX and Musical Fountains. Normally, the shows at the IMAX Theater start at 2:30 pm with the last show at 7:30 pm. The Musical Fountain shows begin at 6:30 pm with the last show at 8:40 pm. Science City is open daily from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Article Contribution : Akshat Patel
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