Birla Science Museum, Hyderabad

Birla Science Museum, Hyderabad (must see)

B. M. Birla Science Museum is an Indian science museum located in Hyderabad. Constructed by civil engineer Mr. P. A. Singaravelu, it comprises a planetarium, museum, science center, art gallery as well as a dinosaurium. The museum itself was the second phase of the science center when it opened in 1990.

The Birla Planetarium is a wing of the Science Center. The planetarium was inaugurated by Mr. N.T. Rama Rao, on 8 September 1985 and is one of three Birla Planetariums in the India. The others are the M.P. Birla Planetarium in Kolkata and B.M. Birla Planetarium in Chennai.

The Dinosaurium is the newest addition to the planetarium and science center and opened in 2000. Its exhibits include a 160-million-year-old mounted Kotasaurus Yamanpalliensis, excavated at Adilabad district in Andhra Pradesh and presented to the Science Museum by the Geological Survey of India. The Dinosaurium also has a collection of smaller fossils of dinosaur eggs, marine shells and fossilised tree trunks.
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Birla Science Museum on Map

Sight Name: Birla Science Museum
Sight Location: Hyderabad, India (See walking tours in Hyderabad)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Hyderabad, India

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Create Your Own Walk in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad Old Town Tour

Hyderabad Old Town Tour

The capital and the largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is particularly renowned for its Old Town part, rich in attractions, such as Chowmahalla Palace, Nizam Museum and several ancient mosques, some of which date back to the 16th century. Take this self-guided tour to explore these and other prominent landmarks of Hyderabad's Old Town.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Hyderabad Cultural Venues

Hyderabad Cultural Venues

Hyderabad is the city of contrasts. There are many cultural sites and places of interest to explore here, including NTR Memorial, State Archeology Museum, Public Gardens and many religious sites, such as Birla Mandir (Hindu temple), St Joseph's (Roman Catholic) Cathedral and more.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles