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Goa Science Center Panaji
On the New Marine Highway of Miramar of Panjim, this Science Center of Goa is present. To organize this project, a land of 5 acres is provided by the government of Goa for this science center. A very attractive green lawn having various exotic flowers is also present on the outer side of this science center. Through interaction with the exhibits and learning them, tourists also walk on this park.
The construction of this science center started of year 1999 and it got finished taking 2 and half years. To set the various centers for the learning of science, Ministry of culture headed this project of science center under the National Council of Science Museums. This NCSM is of joint project with the Science Technology and Environment department of Goa.
To teach about the basic principles of the physics, some of the exhibits needs full attention of the visitors. Out of them, Pulley system is the one that has a principle of pulling the people upward using the rope that shows the action of force on the system. To explore the science through learning and experience, all the activities were modified towards the children with great fun.
This Center also has capacity of 140 seats and also has auditorium that is fully air conditioned. of this auditorium, various presentations based on multimedia and films based on science fictions were shown. To aware the public with the IT technology, there were computer lab and Cyberlab also present of this center. Two thematic galleries were also present of this center called Science of Oceans and Fun Science.
There were varieties of exhibits for people of all age group inside the center of the Goa Science Centre. Containing participatory exhibits, the center has thematic galleries named as Fun Science and Science of Oceans.
There were variety of science activities, special programs based on science and technology arranged of this Goa Science Center for people of different age group on daily basis. Various other programs like Taramandal shows, sky observation, lectures based on science demonstration, 3-D Film Shows, science film shows, and Cyberlab shows etc arranged of this center. To develop the scientific aptitude among the students, this center also arranged various other activities like creative science workshop, quiz contest on science, science drama competition, seminars, and astronomy Olympiad etc. To improve the science education quality and knowledge of the teachers, there were computer awareness and teacher training programmes held of this science center. On the special occasion of commemorative events, variety of programmes also held of this center. For public, lots of science lectures and exhibitions were arranged of this science center by the experts and famous scientist to provide the information about the science and technology with the collaboration of the international and national leading institutions.
How to Reach
This Goa Science Center can be reachable by Rail, air, and road. It is situated on the Miramar Beach of the Panjim city. Along the Marine highway of Miramar Dona Paula, it is very near to the Miramar circle.
By Rail : At 35 km is Madgoan, which is nearest station along with Karmali that is 15 km, and Vasco Da Gama is about 35 kms.
By Air : Nearest airport is Goa airport at 35 kms.
By Bus : By road, 4 kms is bus stand of Panjim.
Through city bus and taxi also, one can visit this Goa Science Center. Along the beach of Miramar, it can be reachable by the walk of few minutes from the circle of Miramar. This Goa Science Center be included of the tours of sight seeing on daily basis that is arranged by the GTDC tour operators and many others.
Timings and Ticket Prices
Visiting Hours : Timings are from 10.00am to 6.00 pm
All days open. Holi and Diwali are holiday.
General visitors : Per person Rs.10/-
Students of organised School/College group : Per student Rs.5/-
Members; Children of armed force : Free
Special shows tickets
3-D Science Show : Per person Rs.15/-
Planetarium Show : Per person Rs.15/-
Cyberlab : Per person for each session Rs.5/-