Hyderabad has been bestowed with many interesting tourist spots which have been fascinating people of all age groups for many years now. Birla Science Museum is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city which has been captivating not just younger ones but also adults.
Known for transferring scientific knowledge among everyone, Birla Science Museum has been educating people since many years now. The best part about this science museum is the fact that that this dissemination of information is done in an interactive way. Second phase of B.M. Birla Science Centre this museum was opened in 1990. Nothing less than a heaven for those with special interest in science, this museum makes learning a fun filled process. Birla Science Museum has various sections, each section presenting an amazing set of exhibits, each dedicated to a specialised field. These are Interactive Science Section, Archaeology and dolls museum, Nobel Gallery, Antarctica Diorama, NRSA, Dvaraka Diorama, IEEE and Dinosaurium.
Interactive Science Centre is one of the many sections where exhibits are designed on the basis of various Physics laws, mechanics, perception, vibration and sounds, energy and motors, electricity and magnetism and intriguing concepts of optical illusions and many other concepts. Mix Colors, Arch Bridge, Lift Yourself Up, Action-Reaction, The Magic Ball, Pedal Power and See Sounds are a few of the exhibits at the interaction Science section. If interested, you can also plan your visit to the Birla Planetarium Hyderabad. Many other sightseeing places are located near to this place, once such place is the Birla Mandir Hyderabad.
Another popular section of Birla science museum Hyderabad is the Archaeology and Dolls Museum, which displays a range of excavated materials from pre, early historic and Megalithic Periods along with various manuscripts including palm leaf manuscripts, carvings, paintings, temple wares, etc. All the materials are the result for three meticulously carried out excavations by the Birla Archaeological & Cultural Research Institute (BACRI).
Another Section, Dinosaurium is something to look forward too. It boasts of a rare collection including fossils the Dinosaur, Kotasaurus, which dates back to almost 160 million years. These fossils were excavated from Yamanpalli in the Adilabad district.
For those interested in electronics, there is an electronic section which explores the fascinating world of scientific developments. Its most attractive feature is a harp which plays a note automatically as soon as a visitor puts his or her hand over it. It has sensors on strings. Holograms displaying varied images of plants, faces and drawings also captivate visitors at Birla Science Museum.
Nirmala Birla Art Gallery is one more interesting section. As the name suggest this art gallery displays a huge collection of various beautifully creations. It is consisted of a complex maze of crystal dolls and sculptures. An ivory architecture which boasts of intricate carvings and figurines add on to the overall beauty of this place. You also have sections which catered to the cosmos and prehistoric era as well.
You can plan your visit at any day and need not restrict to weekends only as Birla Science Museum Hyderabad timings are from 10.30 am to 8 pm. There is ample of parking facility as well.