As my stay continued at the city of oranges, i.e. Nagpur I was feeling all the more energetic to
explore more and more about the city. The very next tourist attraction that I visited after the Deekhshabhoomi stupa was the Raman science Centre at Nagpur.
It is an interactive science centre that particularly aims at promoting the awareness of science and technology especially among school going kids. I could see the whole place was flooded with visitors that comprised of parents of young children who were all so enthusiastic and amazed to explore the exhibits of this centre.
The office hours for the Raman science centre are from 10:00 am in the morning to evening 5:30 pm. It remains closed on all public holidays as well as on second Saturdays and Sundays. The centre has been named after the great scientist Sir C.V. Raman who is regarded as one of the gems in the stream of physics and is the first Indian Nobel laureate. The Raman science centre is located on the banks of the Gandhi Sagar and here science is no longer a subject but it is transformed into an experience.
The Raman Science centre remains open for visitors on all days except for Holi and
Diwali. The timings for March to October are 11:30 am till 7:00 pm and that for November to February is from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. The exhibits have been arranged here in such a way that children
can learn and play at the same time. Here the concept of time seems to be nothing but sheer fun, where one can lay hands on exhibits, pulls a lever, peep through the peep holes, and press a
button and lot more.
Special shows are also organized at the Science centre which makes learning a very entertaining experience. The planetarium of the centre holds 4 shows daily, and daily four shows are also organized in 3-D. Moreover the pre- historic animal park holds a fabulous light and sound show every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday after sunset. This was the best part of my visit to the Raman Science centre as it made me feel enraptured and gaping at the beautiful portrayal of the life in pre-historic ages.