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Science City becomes a popular Science Tourism Destination

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Gandhi Nagar: With the aim of our Prime Minister Narendra Modiji, working under the aegis of the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of Gujarat, Science city is committed to connecting common citizens with science and to developing Scientific temperament in young minds with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge. Spreading over a lush green area of more than 107 hectares, the mission is to create imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activity corners, and live demonstrations in an easily understandable manner

It’s a perfect blend of education and entertainment. It showcases contemporary and imaginative exhibits, minds-on experiences, working models, virtual reality, activity corners, labs, and live demonstrations to provide an understanding of science and technology to the common man.

With the addition of three new attractions -Robotics gallery. Aquatic gallery and Nature park, Science city has set many new records in this one year. It has become a paradise for visitors.

These world-class galleries are not only attracting visitors of all ages but also making them an important science tourism destination in the state and nation.

The Aquatic Gallery has a state-of-the-art gallery over an area of 15,000 sq m, with an opportunity to discover marine ecosystem and aquatic fauna through a 28-meter-long tunnel and large oceanarium with creative and immersive experiences. It is one of the top aquariums not only in the country but also in Asia.

The gallery has 72 exhibit tanks, ranging from small to very large with a wide range of aquatic creatures across the globe. Students and visitors can explore 181 aquatic species that include Indian, Asian, African, American, and other aquatic systems of the world. The gallery will also have touch pools for an engaging learning experience for the kids and elders.

The Robotic Gallery is a perfect platform for exploring the future of man-machine interaction with all types of robots. A huge sculpture of a transformer has been placed at the entrance, and a pretty humanoid robot at reception, all are there to receive the visitors.

Visitors can see the Robo history gallery and galleries displaying Robots built for specific use cases. The sport-o-mania section has robots playing games, while Natya Mandap has a set of robotic orchestras and dances. The Botulity section demonstrates robotic applications for difficult terrains; in space, in surgeries, in wall climbing operations, in defense use, and so on.

A large nature park, spreading over an area of 25.00 acres of land is a new attraction in Science City 2.0. The Nature Park has been designed with an excellent nature trail consisting of water bodies, fountains, children play area, outdoor exhibitions, and many more.

The Nature Park includes specific corners like Oxygen Park, Mist Bamboo Tunnel and Cactus Arena, Colour Garden, Butterfly Garden, Maze, Chess cum Yoga Garden, Open Gym, and different sculptures and selfie points. In addition to providing nature education, exposure to the Nature Park has beneficial effects on health, reducing stress and promoting healing.

Ever since Gujrat Science City 2.0 was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 16th July 2021, it has been visited by innumerable enthusiasts and common visitors as a clean, green, and safe science learning and experience place.

The exhibits in different science galleries cater to all age ranges and have been successful in popularizing scientific exploration among the general public.

In the last one year, Gujarat Science city reached a greater height, benchmarking with all National and International Science Centers. About 1 million visitors visited science city in the last one year which is a record for the last 20 years. Times magazine has featured Gujarat Science City as one of the 50  best learning and visiting places in the world, which is a proud moment for Science City.

The distinguished guests and delegates who visited Science City during this period include the Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, Hon’ble Union Minister of Environment & Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Members of Parliamentary Committees on Food and Consumer Affairs, another Committee on Official Language, H.E. Mr. Esala Ruwan Weerakoon, 14th Secretary General of SAARC and several other dignitaries from different States/UTs and premiere scientific and industry officials.

As a part of its mission of connecting the community with science, Science City organizes a series of outreach programs, hands-on activities, scientist-interactive sessions, and sky observation programs regularly to make science closer to all with interest and excitement.

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