National Council of Science Museums (NSCM)
Regional Science Centre in Coimbatore
The Rs. 8.5 crore-Regional Science Centre in Coimbatore, which spans across 6.71 acres and features hundreds of exhibits aimed at stimulating interest in science among school students, was handed over to the State Government on Saturday at a ‘Dedication Function’.
The centre was developed by National Council of Science Museums (NSCM), a Kolkata-based autonomous society which functions under the Union Ministry of Culture.
It will now be run by Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre.
There are 44 science centres in the country and four of them inaugurated this year alone.
It was rapid advancements in science and technology that enabled the country to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production and rapid strides in other fields.
Such centres were vital to instil scientific temper among school students many of whom were not opting for a career in science at present. Two more science centres would be inaugurated this year at Rajasthan and Karnataka.
The centre will be open from 10 a.m. to 5.45 pm. on all days. It will remain closed on national holidays. The entry fee is Rs. 15 for adults and Rs. 5 for children. For the 3D theatre, the entry fee is Rs. 10 for adulsts and Rs. 5 for children.
The centre is located at Avinashi Road en route to CODISSIA trade centre.
For further details contact the centre at (0422) 2570 325/2573 025.