Nehru Planetarium

Location Teen Murti House on Teen Murti Road
Time to Visit Tuesday-Sunday, Monday closed
Show Timings Hindi/ English: 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM/11:30 AM, 3:00 PM
Admission Fee INR 15
Photography charges nil, permission required
Nearest Railway Station New Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Metro Station Central Secretariat
Functional Metro Station Central Secretariat
Nearest International Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport
Time required for sightseeing Approx 1 hour

Get a Celestial Experience by Visiting Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium which is one of the popular tourist attraction Delhi is officially called the 'Nehru Memorial Museum’ and is located in the Teen Murti Bhavan. It was once the official residence of India’s first Prime Minister late Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, which is now converted into a museum in loving memory of this great leader. The Government of India set up the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund after the demise of the leader in the year 1964. The main aim of the fund was to promote education in the field of astronomy and construction of Nehru Planetarium. The planetarium was inaugurated by his daughter and former Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi on 6th February 1984. There is also a Planetarium by similar name in Mumbai. The most popular and striking attractions of this Planetarium is the spaceship Soyuz T-10 that carried Rakesh Sharma the first Indian cosmonaut to space. The space suit and mission journal used by him is also available here.

Nehru Planetarium hosts a “Sky Theatre show” which is very popular and attracts more than 2 Lakh visitors every year. The sky theatre exhibits information pertaining to planets and constellation in a dome shaped theatre. The special attractions in these shows are the extensive use of Visuals. Visuals like Video clipping, animations, cartoons, Paintings and other special effects are extensively used in the programmes at the sky theatre.

The planetarium underwent a major renovation in the year 2010 with a budget of Rs. 11 crore. It was reopened for public in September 2010 prior to the Commonwealth Games and the Queen's Baton for the event was received here. The Planetarium is now equipped with 'Definiti optical star’ projector called “Megastar” which has the ability to display 2 million stars including the ‘Milky way’ galaxy. The planetarium makes elaborate arrangements by setting up solar filters, projection boxes and telescopes during prominent solar eclipses.

Ticket Rates

  • Above 12 years - Rs 50
  • Children between the ages of 4-12 Years - Rs 30

Ticket can be booked at SBI Extension Counter daily at 11:30 AM or inside the planetarium complex 30 minutes before ah show timing.

Show Timings in English

  • Solar System  daily at 11:30 AM
  • Celestial Shadows daily at 3:00 PM

Show Timings in Hindi

  • Solar System daily at 4:00 PM
  • Celestial Shadows daily at 1:30 PM
  • Sky Show (Additional) at 12:30 PM (on all Sundays and holidays)

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
  • Gandhi Smriti
  • Dilli Haat
  • Safdarjung Tomb
  • Rastrapati Bhawan
  • India Gate
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir

Contact Details

Address: Nehru Planetarium,
Teen Murti House,
New Delhi - 110011,

Telephone - 91-011-23014504, 91-011-23012994
Fax - 91-011- 23016936
Email - [email protected]


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