Birla Planetarium Chennai Timings, Ticket Cost, Entrance Fee

If there is one place in Chennai that is not missed by school tours and trips to Chennai, it is nothing but Birla Planetarium Chennai. Not only the kids, people who are interested in Astronomy can have a nice visit to this Planetarium. Though it needs a renovation, it is a very interesting place to visit where you can come out with an improved knowledge. It provides a virtual tour of the night sky and cosmic shows on a perforated hemispherical aluminium inner dome.

Birla Planetarium was built in 1988, in the memory of B.M.Birla. It is considered to be the most modern planetarium in India. It is located inside the Periyar Science and Technology Centre campus.

Birla Planetarium Chennai Address:

No. 4, Periyar Science and Technology Centre,
Gandhi Mandapam Road,
Duraisamy Nagar,
Kotturpuram,
Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600025.
Birla Planetarium Chennai Phone Number - 044 2441 0025.

Birla Planetarium Chennai Ticket Cost:

Periyar Science and Technology Center Entrance Fee:

Adult - Rs.20.
Child(Below 12 years) - Rs.10.

Optional:

Birla Planetarium Chennai 3D Science Movie Ticket Cost:

Adult - Rs.10.
Child(Below 12 years) - Rs.10.

Planetarium:

Adult - Rs.20.
Child(Below 12 years) - Rs.10.

Package Fee:

For Science Centre, Planetarium, 3D Science Movie & Science Park
Adult - Rs.45.
Child(Below 12 years) - Rs.25.



Bulk booking can be done for school trips and groups. School students can get concession if they come in a group of 50 students and more. You should produce authorization letter from the school principal to get concession in the ticket price.

Birla Planetarium Chennai Website:

http://www.tnstc.gov.in/fee-structure.html


Birla Planetarium Chennai Timings:


Birla Planetarium is open on all the weekdays including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
It is closed only on Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanthi.

Birla Planetarium Chennai Timings - 10 AM to 5:45 PM(Birla Planetarium Chennai Timings Sunday is also same).

Birla Planetarium Programme 3D Show Timings:

English - 10:45 AM, 1:15 PM and 3:45 PM.
Tamil - 12:00 Noon and 2: 30 PM.

How to reach Birla Planetarium Chennai?

Bus Route - You can either catch Kotturpuram bus or any bus travelling via Anna University, IIT Madras, Gandhi National Park and it is located in walkable distance. You can take an auto if you want. You have to go via Gandhi Mandapam Road located near Anna University.

Train Route - You can take any train going via Kotturpuram MRTS station. Or else you can get down in Kasthuri Bai MRTS station and take an auto.




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