With a large number of visitors, Science City becomes a popular Science Tourism Destination in the country5 min read
-Gujarat Science City has been named among World’s greatest 50 places for 2022 by TIMES Magazine.
-Gujarat Science City has set new records with its cutting-edge scientific Attractions
August 10: With the aim of our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, working under the aegis of the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of Gujarat, Science city is committed to connecting common citizens with science and to developing Scientific temperament in young minds with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge. Spreading over a lush green area of more than 107 hectares, the mission is to create imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activity corners, and live demonstrations in an easily understandable manner
It’s a perfect blend of education and entertainment. It showcases contemporary and imaginative exhibits, minds-on experiences, working models, virtual reality, activity corners, labs, and live demonstrations to provide the common man with an understanding of science and technology.
With the addition of three new attractions -Robotics gallery, Aquatic gallery and Nature park, Science city has set many new records this year. It has become a paradise for visitors.
These world-class galleries attract visitors of all ages and make them an important science tourism destination in the state and nation.
The Aquatic Gallery has a state-of-the-art gallery over an area of 15,000 sq m, with an opportunity to discover marine ecosystem and aquatic fauna through a 28-meter-long tunnel and large oceanarium with creative and immersive experiences. It is one of the top aquariums not only in the country but also in Asia.
The gallery has 72 exhibit tanks, ranging from small to very large, with a wide range of aquatic creatures across the globe. Students and visitors can explore 181 aquatic species, including Indian, Asian, African, American, and other aquatic systems of the world. The gallery will also have touch pools for an engaging learning experience for the kids and elders.
The Robotic Gallery is a perfect platform for exploring the future of man-machine interaction with all types of robots. A huge sculpture of a transformer has been placed at the entrance, and a pretty humanoid robot at reception is there to receive the visitors.
Visitors can see the Robo history gallery and galleries displaying Robots built for specific use cases. The sport-o-mania section has robots playing games, while Natya Mandaphas is a set of robotic orchestras and dances. The Botulity section demonstrates robotic applications for difficult terrains; in space, surgeries, wall climbing operations, defence use, and so on.
A large nature park, spreading over 25.00 acres of land, is a new attraction in Science City 2.0. The Nature Park has been designed with an excellent nature trail consisting of water bodies, fountains, a children’s play area, outdoor exhibitions, and many more.
The Nature Park includes specific corners like Oxygen Park, Mist Bamboo Tunnel and Cactus Arena, Colour Garden, Butterfly Garden, Maze, Chess cum Yoga Garden, Open Gym, and different sculptures and selfie points. In addition to providing nature education, exposure to the Nature Park has beneficial effects on health, reducing stress and promoting healing.
Since Gujrat Science City 2.0 was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 16th July 2021, it has been visited by innumerable enthusiasts and common visitors as a clean, green, and safe science learning and experience place.
The exhibits in different science galleries cater to all age ranges and have successfully popularised scientific exploration among the general public.
In the last year, Gujarat Science city reached a greater height, benchmarking with all National and International Science Centers. About 1 million visitors visited science city in the last year, a record for the last 20 years. Times magazine has featured Gujarat Science City as one of the 50 best learning and visiting places in the world, which is a proud moment for Science City.
The distinguished guests and delegates who visited Science City during this period include the Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, Hon’ble Union Minister of Environment & Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Members of Parliamentary Committees on Food and Consumer Affairs, another Committee on Official Language, H.E. Mr. Esala Ruwan Weerakoon, 14th Secretary General of SAARC and several other dignitaries from different States/U.T.s and premiere scientific and industry officials.
To connect the community with science, Science City organizes a series of outreach programs, hands-on activities, scientist-interactive sessions, and sky observation programs regularly to make science closer to all with interest and excitement.
Cutting edge Scientific Attractions :
Robotics Gallery: An interactive gallery demonstrating the development in the robotics domain. A socially skilled humanoid robot welcomes guests and introduces them to the facility.
Aquatic Gallery: It takes visitors on a memorable voyage to the aqua world that features India’s largest public aquarium with a state-of-the-art life support system. The aquarium is home to many species, including sharks, in three different tanks and 27 meters underwater walkway tunnel
Nature Park: Spread over an area of more than 20 acres, the Nature Park is a crown to the adventures of Science City. It houses a Mist Bamboo Tunnel, an Oxygen Park, a Butterfly Garden, a Colour Garden, a Chess, and play areas for children.
Amphitheatre: Gujarat Science City’s Amphitheater (Open Air Theater) has a total capacity of 1200 people and conducts scientific events, particularly science popularization. Learners and community leaders may promote an atmosphere where scientific facts and statistics meet the stage’s thrill, passion, and power for a little innovation.
Energy Park: Energy Education Park covers nearly 9000 square meters in a hexagonal grid pattern. The five elementary aspects (Panchbhuta) of ancient Indian philosophy are used to classify the exhibitions at Energy Park.
Hall Of Science: The Hall of Science is a largely open research facility where guests can participate in practical learning displays and study science via exploration. It encourages visitors to interact with the displays by touching and operating them and learning about the intriguing science underpinning them.
Hall Of Space: With high-resolution pictures and visitor-interactive digital control displays, the space exploration zone chronicles important breakthroughs in space research and development.
LED Screen: The 1,84,320 tiny LEDs on the large LED (Light Emitting Diode) screen at Gujarat Science City, which measures 20 x 12 feet, are used to portray characters or show narratives.
Life Science: Its goal is to bring scientific knowledge and ecology to the experience of children and to inspire them to learn about nature, man, and their progression, as well as the
multiplication and survival of life on our planet. The major goal of this immersive outdoor park is to inspire youngsters to learn about nature and to become interested in the evolution, dissemination, and survival of life forms.
Planet Earth: Its goal is to raise public awareness, instruct, and teach people about natural calamities such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides, as well as to promote our planet’s stunning splendour and bountiful realities.
IMAX 3D: The IMAX experience is the most impactful and immersive film experience globally. IMAX technology transports you to never-before-seen worlds with spectacular pictures up to eight stories high and surround-sound 12,000-watt digital audio.
Science Programs: The programs and events held at Science City nudges young minds with scientific questions and open the window to the discoveries and facts that run the world.
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