Anna Science Centre, Planetarium was constructed in June 1999 for elevation of knowledge in science and technology, the government of Tamil Nadu played a driving role behind a construction as it was a need of an hour for school and college going to student to learn and excel. To help the cause of education construction was seen inevitable and after its successful installation, it was dedicated to the nation. The place is ideal for your kids and it could be a learning curve for your children as it has many exhibits and gallery to explain things in acceptable manner.
The science centre has an environment gallery and the entire set up was developed at the cost of RS 30 lakh. The gallery of environment with the exhibits on the themes such as eco system, bio-geochemical cycles, biodiversity and conservation, pollution and sustainable energy resources could prove to be inspiring. The museum along with that has a planetarium projector which was donated by the government of Japan beside that it has also supplied accessories worth RS 50 million Yen of Japanese currency. The planetarium has a software on shark island which is a 3D scientific movie beside that it conducts Vigyan Prasar to understand the mystery of science, Vigyan Prasar could tell you details of the science centres of around 50 countries in the world.
Shows Timings: Audio visual shows both in Tamil and English language are hosted here for visitors. It is a great initiative and for Tamil Shows traveler could come at 10.30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM and English would conduct at 11.45 am, 2:15 PM and 4:45 PM.
Timings: The science centre remains open throughout except on National holidays from 10 am till 4.30 pm.
Entry Fee: Adults Rs. 10 per Head while children below 12 years Rs. 5
Distance: From town bus station, the science centre cum planetarium is at a distance of around 6 km and traveler could expect to get rickshaws and other subsidiary ride to reach here.