Birla Planetarium is one of the best lookout spots in Jaipur, especially for the students and tourists having an interest in science and astrology. Being a part of Birla Institute of Scientific Research, it conducts many sky shows and audio-visual educational programs every day. Among the main activities, Birla Planetarium has designed different astronomical projects and conducts many seminars on celestial mechanics, space science, astrophysics and also about the history of astronomy, famous astronomers, stars, planets. It also train youngs about night sky mysteries, the evolution of earth and universe, planets and their details. B.M.Birla Planetarium also organizes educational interactive sessions and live sessions for the students to help in their science education.
The M. P. Birla Planetarium has been hosting and participating in several National and International seminars in astronomy and connected fields and has been regularly organizing astronomical expeditions for the studies of Solar Eclipses and other Celestial events.
The halls and space have been built in old and contemporary Indian architecture and offers great space for holding events in Jaipur.
Main Auditorium : This is the perfect space for holding conferences, public lectures and cultural programmes and can accommodate about 1300 people at once.
Medium-Conference Hall : It is a well-maintained conference hall which can accommodate about 150-200 persons. This hall is mainly used for group discussions, meetings, seminars, and lectures.
Meeting Halls : There are six meeting halls with seating capacity of 25-30 people.
AC Basement Hall : The basement hall is divided into two parts of which the larger one is used for exhibitions, conferences, and seminars while the smaller one is attached to the large one.
Non AC Hall : With an area of about 6500 sq. ft., this hall is used for various kind of exhibitions
Museum Hall : The area of Museum ground floor and basement hall is 13000 sq. ft. each. It is mainly used for big exhibitions which can accommodate a hundred stalls under one roof.
Lawns : There are lush green lawns in the centre,which are mainly used for lunch and dinner.
B.M. Birla Planetarium Jaipur also conducts some evening courses and PG diploma courses in Astronomy & Planetarium Sciences. From 1999, Birla auditorium also announces M.Phil. Course in Astronomy & Planetarium Science in collaboration with BITS, Pilani.Birla Planetarium has a sophisticated astronomical observatory equipped with a Celestron C-14 Telescope with accessories such as ST6 CCD Camera, Solar Filter etc.
Science Museum Show Timings–
10.00 a. m. to 7.00 p.m.
Birla Planetarium Entry Fees. 40.00
You can book the Birla Planetarium online but make sure they are not already booked.
By Road: B.M.Birla Planetarium is located in the heart of Jaipur city near the Statue Circle.
By Rail: B.M.Birla Planetarium, Jaipur is well connected through Jaipur Railway station to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai ,Chennai, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad.
By Air: B.M.Birla Planetarium can be reach through Jaipur Airport, also called Sanganer Airport which is well connected with regular domestic flights to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Udaipur.