The Regional Science Center Bhopal was
opened on 12th January 1995 by the then
president of India late Shankar Dayal
Sharma. This center is one of the 27
constituent units of National Council of
Science Museums (NCSM) which is an
autonomous scientific organization under the
Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, engaged
in popularizing Science and Technology
amongst students in particular and the
masses in general, through a wide range of
activities and interactive programmes.
Centre is located on the Shyamla
Hills. The nearest bus stops are at
Polytechnic Circle and Jawahar Chowk
Depot Chowraha, about 1 Km away. The
distance from Habibgunj Rly stn is 9
km and from Bhopal Rly stn is 7 km.
Regional Science Center is unique
in whole of Madhya Pradesh, Spread
over 5 acres of landscape with
varieties of plants, trees and shrubs.
The RSC building architecture is
special where more than 266 science
exhibits related to
mechanics, energy, sound, light, atmo
sphere etc. are installed. Most of
the exhibits are intended for the
visitors to interact and gain hands-on
popularize Science and Technology in cities,
urban and rural areas for the benefit of students
and the common men.
To portray the growth of science and technology
and their application in human welfare, develop
scientific attitude and temper and general
awareness amongst the people.
To organize exhibitions, seminars, popular
lectures, science camps/shows and other
To collect, restore and preserve important
historical objects which represent landmarks in the
development of science, technology.
To develop and fabricate science museum exhibits,
Science Centre Bhopal is visited by over
81,000 people every year. They gather the
knowledge and experience the basic principles and
wonders of science & technology. Last year about
97,794 school children visited and participated in
the activities of the center.
Science and Fun are two words that are not
commonly associated with each other.
However, science centres under National Council of
Science Museums aim to conbine the two and
justified the slogan that 'Science is Fun'.
Outside spaces Besides
the indoor galleries, Science
Centre is having a unique Science Park
spread on a lush green land of 3
acres, which contains more than 60 nos.
of interactive fun-filled working
exhibits. Visitors while playing with
them learn various scientific principles.
Facility for showing the Planets, Moon surface
etc. through sophisticated telescopes to the visitors
is available at the Centre. In the evening of every
Saturday & Sunday,
Sky Observation Programme is
the visitors. Special programmes are done for
showing the astronomical events which occur from
time to time.
A 200 seating capacity fully air conditioned auditorium
equipped with Audio/visual systems is available at a nominal
A 25 seating capacity fully air conditioned conference hall is
available for holding meeting etc. at a Maintenance Charge.
Quiz Corner :
This gallery highlights the importance of atmosphere for the
existence of life on the earth and making this planet unique in
The centre has a mini portable planetarium with an
inflatable dome, which can accommodate 25 visitors at a
time.During the 30 minutes show the visitors can interact with
the explainer regarding the queries. Visitors can get
themselves acquainted with the different
stars, constellations, zodiac etc. of the night sky.
A new facility ‘3D Science show’ of 50-seater capacity has
been installed in this centre is well appreciated by the
visitors,especially the children. One can enjoy the real life
experience in the 3D Science show by seating inside the AC
Fun Science Gallery of the Centre offers learning
through fun. Here pendulums create chaos; rings
go up defying gravity; coloured liquids make
impossible mixture changing spectacles. Here you
find funny carrom boards in the shape of an
ellipse, magnets with (in)visible lines of forces
and a plethora of other enjoyable contraptions all for helping you in learning science through fun.
Students learn art/clay
modeling, carry out experiment
in science, develop models/kits
Creative Science Workshops are organized
during summer vacation to give an
opportunity for the students to develop
their technical skills in making science
projects in the field of Physics ,Electronics
, Life Science and computer .One week
sessions in batches are held for students
This programme isduring the at all agetime.
groups to learn basic computer
operations including email, internet, preparing word
document, spread sheet and Power
On first floors,a
series of vertical
shading devices are
provided rear the
structures with arches
at its top and bottom
have been provided at
the elevation of
projected areas of the
have been wisely used by
designing the built spaces at different
levels. In spite of different levels, the
roof of the whole built up space lies in
the same plane.