VASCSC or Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Center, the brainchild of India’s celebrated space scientist Vikram A. Sarabhai is undoubtedly one of the most strategic landmarks in Ahmedabad. If you’re visiting Ahmedabad with your family, include VASCSC in your itinerary. The centre will hold both children and adults in thrall as the institution instills interests in science subjects in a fun way.
Visitors get to view live demonstrations of several scientific aspects and facts that sound dull and boring in textbooks. Kids will love to explore the different areas of VASCSC including the astronomy, rocketry, and Quadrangle sections.
In order to tour VASCSC properly, you’ll need to keep an entire day aside. The main facilities in the institution include the ‘Quadrangle space’, ‘science playground’, ‘laboratories’, ‘Workshop’, ‘library’, ‘auditorium’, and ‘model rocketry’. The Quadrangle space section or facility is devoted to exhibits and an aquarium.
The science playground offers ample scope to children to pick up concepts of science via engrossing outdoor activities. The chemistry, biology, mathematics, and computer laboratories enable students appearing for secondary exams of state as well as ICSE and CBSE boards to conduct experiments pertaining to the practical part of the aforementioned subjects. The library has a collection of nearly 15,000 books including reference books.
Where is it located?
Vikram A. Sarabhai Community Science Center is situated in Navrangpura opposite to Gujarat University in Ahmedabad. The center is open throughout the week but is closed on Mondays. Ahmedabad is not only the largest city but also the financial capital of Gujarat. The Kalupur railhead in Ahmedabad is the busiest in the state with trains connecting the city to all other major towns and cities in the country.
Ideal Visiting Time
Ahmedabad gets extremely hot during the summer season when maximum daytime temperature can soar up to 45˚C. The average maximum temperature in summer is 41˚C. Winter season which lasts from November to February is the ideal time to visit the city when the average maximum and minimum temperature is 30˚C and 15˚C respectively.