Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Open Time : 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Entry : free

Address : Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Sri T, Sankey Road, High Grounds, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Website :

Phone : 080 2237 9725

Why to visit Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

One of the most popular attractions in Bangalore is the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (JNP). Every year, thousands of science enthusiasts visit this education centre and museum, drawn by the sky theatre, exhibition hall, science park with 40 displays, breathtaking 3D space shows, and monthly educational programmes.

Main Attractions:

  • Sky Theatre Show: It is a centrally located, air-conditioned structure with a 15-meter hemispherical dome and 210 reclining seats arranged in a uni-directional viewing configuration. 

It presents exhibits on historical events, scientific discoveries, tales, cultural features, etc., and it is complemented by music and narration.

The shows are always evolving. On their official website, you can always find the title and a synopsis of the series that are now airing.

  • Science Park: A campus which features more than 40 interactive scientific exhibits that playfully illustrate intricate physics and astronomy concepts.
  • Exhibition Hall: It is known for hosting themed exhibits inspired by the performances taking place in the sky-theatre.

An intriguing piece of art by Mr. Ramamurthy may be found in the hall.

Special Shows:- 

  • Know Your Stars: This is a programme that is only broadcast on the first Sunday night of the month.

It is a constellation lecture where attendees can observe the stars using telescopes and try to identify them using the star chart.

Timings: 6:30 pm
Charges: INR 50/- per person

  • Our Solar System: This will teach you about famous constellations, the tales associated with them, planetary motions, and images of our solar system. 

It is a 40-minute sky theatre production with a locally produced 3D audio-visual presentation.

Timings: 12:30 pm (in English), 2:30 pm (in Kannada)

  • Celestial Fireworks at Sky Theatre: This programme exposes celestial activity that take place in the ostensibly calm space. 

It includes pulsars, neutron stars, black holes, meteors that burn up and leave craters on the planet, and other celestial explosions and implosions.

Timings: 3:30 pm (in Kannada), 4:30 pm (in English)

How to reach?

  • Nearest Metro Station: Dr. BR Ambedkar metro station (1.5 km). 
  • Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore Railway Station (3 km).

Nearby Attractions:

  • Basavanna Statue (650 metres)
  • National Military Museum (1.1 km)
  • National Gallery of Modern Art (1.2 km)
  • Bangalore Turf Club Race Course (1.2 km)
  • Cubbon Park, Shivaji Nagar (1.2 km)

Nearby Restaurants:

  • One Atria Cafe (0.6 km)
  • The Whiskey Bar (0.7 km)
  • Tea and Wine Lounge (0.4 km)
  • Masala Klub (0.5 km)
  • Shang Palace (0.8 km

FAQ on Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

How to reach Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium?

The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is located in the city's heart, just 3 kilometres from the railway station and 1.5 kilometres from the Dr. BR Ambedkar metro station. It is also accessible by public buses, taxis, and rented cars.

What are the nearby attractions close to Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium?

The nearby attractions include: Basavanna Statue (650 metres), National Military Museum (1.1 km), National Gallery of Modern Art (1.2 km), and Bangalore Turf Club Race Course (1.2 km).

What are the nearby restaurants close to Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium?

The nearby restaurants include: One Atria Cafe (0.6 km), The Whiskey Bar (0.7 km), Tea and Wine Lounge (0.4 km), and Masala Klub (0.5 km).

Which seat at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is the best?

The middle row with the middle seat and the back side are always the greatest viewing areas for planetarium programmes.

How much does a Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium ticket cost?

The admission price is INR 35 for adults and INR 20 for children under the age of 16.

Does the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium allow telescope use?

If the sky is clear, a telescope can be used to view. Price per person is Rs. 150.

What does Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium's monthly "Know Your Stars" show cost?

The monthly performance of "Know Your Stars" costs INR 50 per person and begins at 6:30 p.m.

Special Tip

Do not bring food into the projection halls. Make a phone call in advance because the show can be cancelled if there are few attendees. On days when there are too many tourists, the government only gives out two tickets per individual. Therefore, more than one person might need to wait in line if your group is larger.

By Mehrosh Shamim

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