This one-of-a-kind science museum is the brainchild of P.D. Ravindra, a former mechanical engineer and retired chief of maintenance of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). His keen interest in science, technology and innovation led to the opening of Amma Saraswati Loka. The main idea behind the establishment of the museum was to use simple techniques to convey various scientific concepts, especially to children. The museum is named after Ravindra’s mother.
Spread across three floors, the museum space also has an industrial workshop on its premises. The ground floor houses numerous hands-on instruments and scientific models made from recycled materials and everyday items. These include: an exercise cycle combined with a wet grinder for women, a kitchen platform with a wall-mounted rotating spice box, a helicopter-servicing unit, a portable traffic-control kit, convertible space-saving furniture like a four-seater table that turns into a cot, customized metal flower pots and seats and an illustration of Jacob’s Ladder or a high-voltage climbing arc.
The first floor is dedicated to famous scientists of the past, archiving their theories and inventions. The terrace houses a variety of plants along with installations that explain complicated scientific concepts in the simplest form. A periscope made of drain pipes, circular machinery that explains the ideology of lunar and solar eclipses and a board game that enforces the idea of concentration are some of the museum’s fascinating attractions. What makes the museum more interesting is the narrative attached to each installation.
This one-of-a-kind model has various tools and equipment that can be used to service a helicopter
This portable traffic-monitoring equipment is fitted with with lights, barriers, a public-address system and a battery
The concept behind this invention was to ensure easier access to the spice box, which is the most important aspect of an Indian kitchen. It basically functions as a wheel with containers attached around it.
This installation was designed to aid Indian housewives--both with kitchen work and exercising. It is based on a pedal-operated battery charger and a cycle that rotates a wet grinder.
This hall documents theories, contributions and quotes by famous scientists.