Science city is well known travel attraction in Ahmedabad. It is an effort of the Gujarat government to encourage science education among students. The concept is to showcase various breathtaking works of science and technology before the spectators particularly to the students to infuse them with the spirit of enquiry and reasoning. Spreading across vast acres of land, this place comprises of various sections where visitors have the chance to acquire many latest and unknown information about scientific discoveries and technological progress of the modern world.
The major places of attractions in this center include Life Science Park, energy education, park, musical dancing fountain, simulator/thrill rider, Hall of Science, IMAX 3-D theatre etc. It also organizes various seminars and scientific programs and other activities to popularize science among students. The thirty seater simulator enables the tourists to experience the joy of riding roller coaster, undertaking space journey, aerobatic aircraft flying and many more. Hall of Science is the section where tourists have the chance to operate the exhibited mechanical devices and models for understanding their modes of functioning. Vistors have the chance to see movies in 3D formats in the IMAX theatre.
There is a large sized LCD screen which has been installed in the science city. It serves as the outdoor exhibit and is used for depicting stories through the use of tiny LEDs of about 1,84,320 in the shape of characters. The Energy Education Park has been established for providing knowledge about the use of renewable resources of energy. This park is mainly used for showcasing instruments like wind pump, gas and oil drilling rig, wind turbine, solar house and many more. The sole objective of Life Science Park is to inculcate interests among children towards natural entities and nature. It features Butterfly Park, ornamental, economic and medicinal plants, cactus nursery and so on.
Where is it located?
This exhibition center is situated in Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway of Ahmedabad and is one of the places to visit in Ahmedabad. It is about 534 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai via NH8. From the nearby rail station of Surat the journey is only of about 275 km via NH8 and NE1.
Ideal Visiting Time
The place can be visited in any period of the year and is opened from everyday from 2-9 pm. This center is ideal for students to obtain many valuable lessons in science in an entertaining way without any boring classroom lecture.