Goa Science Centre

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Goa Science Centre
Entrance to Goa Science Center.jpg
Established19 December 2001 (2001-12-19)
LocationMiramar, Panjim, Goa
Coordinates15°28′39″N 73°48′33″E / 15.477427°N 73.809075°E / 15.477427; 73.809075
TypeScience museum
Visitors1,250,000 (2016)
Websitegoasciencecentre.org.in

The Goa Science Centre is a science museum is located on New Marine Highway, Miramar, Panjim. It is a joint project of a division of India's National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) and Goa's Department of Science Technology & Environment.

Objective[edit]

The centre aims to "..inculcate a scientific temper particularly among the young generation and to popularize science by bringing the excitement of Science & Technology for the common people."

Science Centre[edit]

The Science Centre covers 5 acres (2.0 ha) of land, provided by the Government of Goa. It includes a park with exotic flowers, where visitors can learn and interact with large exhibits of principles of physics.[1] Most require visitors to participate actively, e.g. requiring people to lift themselves using pulleys and ropes. Activities are tailored to children, so they enjoy exploring, experiencing and learning about science.[2]

The centre also houses interactive exhibits inside the building and presents Science Shows for young children daily. The Digital Planetarium,[3] 3-D Film Shows,[4] Science Demonstration Lectures, Science Film Shows, Taramandal Shows and the Cyberlab Shows are suitable for all ages.

The Science Centre has an air-conditioned auditorium seating 140, where the Science Film Shows and other multimedia presentations are shown. The Cyberlab is a Multimedia Computer Lab designed to demonstrate and spread IT awareness to the public. There are two thematic galleries: Fun Science and Science of Oceans.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.goasciencecentre.in/science_park.php
  2. ^ quentin. "Goa Tourism – Exploring Science – Goa Science Centre". goa-tourism.com. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  3. ^ http://www.goasciencecentre.in/planetorium.php
  4. ^ http://www.goasciencecentre.in/science_shows.php
  5. ^ "Goa Science Centre". 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2017-12-27.