Shrikrishna Science Centre is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous body that works under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It is the country’s first regional level science centre and the only one functioning in the state of Bihar. The Shrikrishna Science Center was named after the first chief minister of Bihar, Dr Shrikrishna and it was established in the capital city of Patna in 1978. Since its inception, the centre has been attracting a large number of visitors, particularly school students from all over the state. Not only this, this science centre has been playing a key role in realising the national goal of inclusive ‘science education for all’ through a non-formal method. This science centre provides its visitors with engrossing and interactive self-learning experiences in an enjoyable manner.

The museum houses several different permanent galleries full of participatory exhibits on science. The museum contains India's first Hindi typewriter. Some of the highlights of the museum are a digital planetarium, 3D theatre, Science on a Sphere (SOS) Theatre, and a science park which is a major attraction among children. Apart from this, the museum recently opened an Innovation Hub Centre which provides a unique opportunity for children of various age groups to work at the centre during the weekends. This develops their ideas and interests in various aspects of science and technology. Another unique service provided by the centre is a ‘mobile science exhibition unit’, in which the museum authorities have converted a bus into a moveable science unit with 24 models on display, and they use it to teach science to rural children.

Category
Science
Established
1978
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Public holidays
Visiting Hours
10:00 a.m. - 06:30 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable Adults INR 25/-
Children INR 15/-
Average Duration
3-4 hours
Address
West Gandhi Maidan, Raja Ji Salai, Lodipur
Getting There
One can reach Shrikrishna Science Centre by a car or take an auto-rickshaw. Biscoman Bhawan is it's nearest landmark.
Facilities
Managed By
Central Government
Docent Guide
Yes
Person In-charge
Other, Amitabh
Email
vigyankendrapatna@gmail.com
Phone
0612-2206992