Sikkim Science Centre

Museum Address
Sikkim Science Centre, Marchak, Ranipool
City
State
Sikkim
Pin Code
737135
Phone Number
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
Yes
First Name
Binita Shreshta
When was the museum established?
2008
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

The Sikkim Science Centre located in Marchak, Gangtok, is a one-of-its-kind establishment in the state. The centre was set up with the idea to develop a scientific temperament and promote creative learning among people. The centre conveys detailed information about science and technology in an informal way. It houses some interesting galleries such as the Unique Humankind gallery, Taramandal, Fun Science gallery, Gallery for Students' Activities and the science park.

While the Taramandal is a planetarium, the Unique Humankind gallery holds exhibits that educate about the functioning of human life and body. In the Fun gallery, science meets objects of recreation; and the Children’s Corner has puzzles and activities for young science enthusiasts. The museum’s Students’ Activities Corner organises seminars, camps and fairs, and the Science Park is a garden decorated with various objects that keep the visitors occupied.

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
Yes
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
Yes
Garden/picnic area
Yes
Audio/visual guides
Yes
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
Yes
Conference/ Seminar hall
Yes
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
State Government
Email
suman_thapa@rediffmail.com
Person-in-charge of the museum
Curator
First Name
Ms Suman Thapa
Mobile no.
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
No
Image for museum exterior/building
Facade of the centre
Gallery Images
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Description of the Image

The marble board shows the date of inauguration of the centre.

Medium
Marble
Image title
Sikkim Science Centre information board
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Description of the Image

The series of sculptures showing the different stages of evolutionary process of human kind.

Medium
Plaster of Paris
Image title
Sculptures showing evolution of human kind
Image
Medium
Paper
Image title
Demonstration of blood circulation in human body
Image
Medium
Plaster of Paris
Image title
A homunculus
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Description of the Image

The impossible mixture is made up of liquids that never mix. 

Medium
Liquid
Image title
Impossible Mixture
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
₹10 Adult
₹25 General
Getting there
The centre is located in Marchak, about 15 km away from Gangtok. Regular bus and jeep service to the area is available from Gangtok.
Opening Days
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.