This one of its kind science museum was the brain child of PD Ravindra, a former mechanical engineer and retired Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), chief of maintenance. His keen interest in science, technology and innovation led to the opening of this museum. The main idea behind setting up this museum was to use simple techniques to convey various concepts of science, especially to children. The museum is named after the innovator’s mother.
Spread across three floors, the museum space also has an industrial workshop in its premises. The ground floor houses numerous hands on instruments and science models made from recyclable and everyday items like an exercise cycle combined with a wet grinder for women, a hands on 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 floor is a cradle of a variety of plants along with installations that explain complicated scientific concepts in the simplest form. A periscope made of drain pipes, a circular machinery that explains the ideology of lunar and solar eclipse and a board game that enforces the idea of concentration are some of the interesting attractions of the museum. What makes the museum more fascinating, is the narrative attached to each installation.
This one of its kind model has various tools and equipment's that could be used for servicing a helicopter along with a CCTV camera attached to it.
This portable traffic monitoring equipment is fitted with with lights, barriers, a public address system and even a battery.
The concept behind this invention was to ensure easier access to the spice boxes, which is the most important aspect of an Indian kitchen. Its basically functions as a wheel with containers attached at the end.
This installation was designed to aid an Indian housewife - both in kitchen work and exercisng . It is based on a pedal-operated battery charger and a cycle, which rotates a wet grinder.
This hall documents theories, contributions and quotes by famous scientists.