Science Centre in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar

October 25, 2014 - Andaman and Nicobar, Museums, Tourist Centers

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is famous for its wide variety of flora and fauna. People coming here are too curios to see its coral reef formation and the large and scenic beaches. Apart from that there is a science centre in port Blair, Andaman which is located in the Good Will estate. It is a good place for both children and elders to spend time on. It provides us with information on various aspects. This museum was established in the year 2003 and since then, it provided a good atmosphere for pleasure packed learning.

The science centre gives a detailed account about the ocean. The youngest rock sample in India can be seen here. This shows the under crust activities which are taking place in the barren islands. The mockups which are exhibited in the science centre demonstrate how the behavior of the fishes changes on the basis of climatic change and how the oceans work. Once you have acquired enough knowledge about the islands you could attend the quiz about Andaman and Nicobar. Here a system shoots the questions and you could ask your friends and family members to participate in the quiz. Quiz corner allows six groups of two each to participate at a time.  The centre also conducts telescope show every month and the details about the show will be published in the newspapers. The Fun Science gallery helps to understand how and why certain scientific phenomena take place.

The centre also keeps remains of the first aircraft which was brought to the island. It was an amphibian surveillance plane (VT AAN) which had crashed after the first week. Later on some of the engineering students collected the remaining of the plane and reassembled the aircraft and was kept in the science centre. There is also Jurassic park themed sound and light show. The science centre is located close to the Corbyn’s clove beach. There is a planetarium in the centre which is portable and it is named as Taramandal. This Taramandal help us to identify stars and constellations very easily.There is no other planetarium like the Taramandal in the island. The open ground surrounding the science centre accommodates a green science park where hollow pipes are used to make music and display the models of some extinct animals which will help us to know about the evolution of life. We could also find the habitat of many varieties of birds and butterflies on the grounds of the science centre.

Now some guidelines for the travelers who are planning to visit the science centre which is located at port Blair. Science centre is 6 Kms away from Port Blair. The science centre will be opened by 9:00 am. The timing is from 9:00am- 1:00pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The centre will not be opened on Mondays and other public holidays. It is located on Good Will estate, Corbyn’s cove road, Port Blair. Additional charges will be levied from the travelers who use still camera or video camera. An amount of INR 20 will be charged for video cameras and INR 10 for still cameras. The fare for the adult is INR 10/- per person and the fare for the children will be much less when compared to the rate for adult.