Exciting Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

The Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad makes for an entertaining and learning experience for adults and kids and is an interesting day outing.

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

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This blog post is about the Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It gives complete information to visitors about the experiences that await them at the Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad. It talks about the different galleries and attractions at the Science City Ahmedabad, how to get to Science City, and other important information that will come in handy before planning a visit to the Science City in Ahmedabad.

If you are in the heritage city of Ahmedabad, a visit to the Science City Ahmedabad is definitely on the cards. On the one hand, the rich heritage of the city captivates you and on the other modern and even futuristic experiences await you at the Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad. The place makes for an excellent day trip for adults and kids alike.

If you are with family and kids a visit to the Science City in Ahmedabad is sure to be an engaging and educational experience. Make sure to include the Gujarat Science city in your Ahmedabad itinerary, apart from other landmarks like Gandhi Ashram, Adalaj ni Vav, Modhera Sun Temple, and, Sidi Saiyyed Jali.

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad – A Temple of Modern India

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

If heritage is the treasure of the past, science is the secret to the future. The universe rests on the fulcrum of science, and it is so necessary to inculcate the process of scientific thought in children and ourselves. Everything in the world is based on scientific wisdom, even many if not all of our traditional systems are based on scientific reasoning and logic.

The city of Ahmedabad is a confluence of heritage, commerce, and science. It is the home of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space programme. Ahmedabad is also the home of premier science institutions like PRL (Physical Research Laboratory), and SAC (Space Application Centre), so the Science City happens to be a natural corollary.

The Government of Gujarat was instrumental in establishing the Gujarat Council of Science City, as a registered society, which then led to the establishment of the Gujarat Science City.

The Science City Ahmedabad is sure to appeal to the scientist in you, after all, being curious is the basic principle of science. A visit to the Science City of Ahmedabad is sure to be a thrilling and learning experience.

The most important thing is to never stop questioning. – Albert Einstein

Visiting Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

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Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Homi Bhabha, C. V. Raman, Ernest Rutherford, and others from the glittering galaxy of legendary scientists stared down at us, as we entered the spacious and lush campus of the Science City. Posters of these legends of Science along with information about their achievements is what catches your eye in the sprawling campus, and sets the tone for exciting discoveries that await you.

The Science City requires a full day to explore all its attractions. We had limited time at our disposal and could visit just a few of the attractions. We have however listed down all the attractions along with their highlights that will give you a peep into the amazing world of science, that the Science City Ahmedabad catalyzes

Attractions of Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

Gujarat Council Of Science City

  • Robotics Gallery
  • Aquatic Gallery
  • Nature Park
  • IMAX 3D theatre
  • Hall of Space
  • Planet Earth
  • Hall of Science
  • Life Science Park
  • Energy Education Park
  • Amphitheatre
  • Thrill Rides
  • LED Screen

Aquatic Gallery

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

It seems like a scene straight from a Hollywood Science Fiction movie. An escalator takes you to the basement level where sliding glass doors noiselessly slide open, to let you in. You step into a semi-dark world bathed in bluish light. Colourful fishes of varying sizes swim around you in giant tanks.

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

You are in the “Oceans of the World,” zone, of the Aquatic Gallery, the unique and massive Aquarium in Science City Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

The Aquatic Gallery is spread over a massive area of about 15,000 square feet. Its main attraction is a 28-metre long tunnel, with a large oceanarium. You experience here the marine ecosystems and get to meet some of the aquatic species from across the world.

The Aquatic Gallery with its state of art facilities and futuristic design ranks among the top aquariums in Asia. It houses offer 180 different species of aquatic creatures in its more than 70 big and small tanks.

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

If some of the aquatic creatures have your attention riveted with their sheer colour and beauty, others mesmerize you with their looks, shape, or size. The Aquatic Gallery is divided into 10 zones that are categorized as the Asian Zone, African Zone, Indian Zone, Oceans of the World, etc. The tunnel gives a unique and immersive experience of being really close to the fascinating creatures of the underworld.

Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad

One of the unique attractions at the Science City Aquatic Gallery that is sure to touch your heart is the cute Penguins. These are Africa Penguins (Spheniscus Demersus), that are found on the coasts of South Africa. The general myth around Penguins is that they can survive only in sub-zero temperatures. However, this applies only to the species that are endemic to Antarctica.

The Penguins from Africa thrive in temperate climates, and hence they live in a zone where the temperature is controlled to around 18 degrees, at the Gujarat Science City.

The Penguins were the cynosure of all eyes with their antics. They wobbled across to the edge of the water before taking a plunge and kept the visitors engrossed. It was difficult to take our eyes off the Penguins, as we made our way to the next attraction at the Science City.

Robotics Gallery

Science City Ahmedabad

A towering figure of a, “Transformer,” based on the Hollywood Science Fiction franchise series called Transformers, greets you near the entrance to the Robotics Gallery. Once you are inside, you get a taste of what the future may unfold.

The Robot Gallery displays Robots who can be seen in action. Some welcome visitors with folded hands in the traditional Namaste greeting. Some dance to the tunes of music, and answer simple queries. In one of the galleries, the application of robots in a shopping mall, was demonstrated.

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The robot acts as a guide who takes visitors to the specific section that they are interested in, and also serve as attendants to carry goods. Of special interest to kids is the Sport-o-mania section where tiny robots that look like, “Minions,” engage in a game of football.

Another stellar attraction within the Robotics Gallery is the Robot Cafe, where food, prepared by Robot Chefs is served by Robot waiters. With over 200 robots, the Robotics Gallery is indeed your tryst with the future at the Science City.

During our visit to the Science City Ahmedabad, owing to the paucity of time, what we experienced was just the tip of the iceberg. We left the sprawling campus with many of its attractions unexplored. However, we left with a resolve to return again to fully experience the world of science that this modern-day temple, housed within its fold.

Science City Ahmedabad – Quick Facts & Useful Information

Science City Ahmedabad Timing And Fees

Here is some important information that is sure to stand you in good stead, when you plan your own visit to the Science City in Ahmedabad.

Science City Ahmedabad Address

The address of Science City Ahmedabad is Gujarat Council of Science City, Off SG. Highway, Ahmedabad-380060.

Science City Ahmedabad Contact Number

The contact number for Science City Ahmedabad is 07929703122.

Science City Ahmedabad Timing And Fees | Science City Ahmedabad Ticket Price

Science City Ahmedabad fees are made up of an entry fee, and there are separate charges for different attractions. The general entry ticket is INR 50 and if it is a school group, it is INR 20 per person. However do check the Science City Ahmedabad Official Website, for updated rates and timings.

Science City Ahmedabad Online Booking

New Science City Ahmedabad booking of the attractions can be done online on the official website of the Science City.

How To Get To Science City Ahmedabad

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Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad Images
  • The Science City is located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Ahmedabad is about 27 kilometres from Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat
  • Ahmedabad is about 524 kilometres from Mumbai
  • Ahmedabad to Delhi distance is about 946 kilometres

Getting To Science City By Air

The  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, at a distance of about 24 kilometres, from the Science City. Ahmedabad is well connected to national and international centres. From the airport, one can travel to the Science City by app-based cabs or hail cabs.

Getting To Science City By Rail

The Ahmedabad City railway station is about 11 kilometres from Science City. Ahmedabad is a major rail junction and is well connected to all major cities and towns of India.

Getting To Science City By Road

A good network of roads connects Ahmedabad to other parts of Gujarat, and India. You can easily travel from anywhere by road to Ahmedabad.

If you are planning a visit to Ahmedabad, you can book your flight tickets, easily, right here through, TripAdvisor or CheapAir or Cleartrip or Makemytrip or Priceline and fly to Ahmedabad. If you are thinking of a  road trip from Ahmedabad, do check out the rental car and bus options.

Where To Stay In Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad has a wide choice of hotels to choose from to suit your budget and preference. If you want to experience a slice of the rich heritage of the city you can stay at the heritage boutique hotel, House of MG. However, if you prefer something more contemporary, the centrally located Fortune Landmark hotel on Ashram Road is a good option.

You can book Hotels in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan or any destination right here through any of the options below: TripAdvisor or Cleartrip or Makemytrip or Priceline and save a lot by getting the best deals on booking your stay.

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Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad – FAQ

Science City Ahmedabad

On which day Ahmedabad Science City is closed?
The Science City Ahmedabad is closed on Mondays.

What is inside Science City Ahmedabad?
Science City is made up of different attractions for the young and old. It includes a state of the art aquarium, a Robotics Gallery, an IMAX 3D theatre, Nature Park, and much more.

In which city is Gujarat Science City?
Gujarat Science City is located in the city of Ahmedabad, check out our blog post to know more about Science City Ahmedabad.

Is outside food allowed in Science City?
Snacks and water bottles are not allowed inside the pavilions of the Science City.

Is food available in Science City Ahmedabad?
There is a cafeteria within the Science City.

Is a camera allowed in Science City Ahmedabad?
It is allowed, however, please check the official website of Science City for updated information.

How much does it cost to get into the science city?
There is a general entry ticket of INR 50, however, there are separate charges for each attraction or ride, do check the official website of Science City for more information and booking.

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Our visit to Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad, Gujarat was part of a familiarization trip organized by India Tourism Mumbai – Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Gujarat Tourism under the #DekhoApnaDesh initiative. The views and opinions expressed in this blog post are our own. #ScienceCityAhmedabad #GujaratScienceCityAhmedabad #ExploreGujarat #Gujarat #GujaratTourism

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23 thoughts on “Exciting Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad”

    1. Bedabrata Chakraborty

      I loved the aquatic gallery too. In fact, this post was a revisit to the Science City. Was hardly expecting such a modern attraction in the rather traditional Gujarat.

    1. I feel really proud that I belong to this beautiful city. There is so much to see and explore. This is definitely part of my itenery And I am sure my kids are going to love it.

  1. I know that India has not only an amazing, rich and beautiful history and culture, India is a step forward when we talk about science and medicine. And this is the perfect example.

  2. we had visited science city in Calcutta during our last visit to India and had a great time. science city Ahmedabad looking really amazing. specially robotic gallery seems like a great attraction. would love to visit it with my girls, I am sure they will love it.

  3. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay

    Such exciting things to check here. The aquatic gallery is simply amazing. Will definitely keep on my bucket list.

  4. Recently I had seen some pics of this place of Instagram and I was amazed with how amazingly this place is made. If Gujarat is rich in history, it’s even building its modern side so well.

  5. I had been to Ahmedabad twice. I think at that time this was not there. Next time I go, I will surely visit the place.

  6. I stay near the science City area (within 7-8km diameter) . So happy to see this post. We had visited during the Christmas time there. Beautiful place to visit with kids specially . So much to learn there.

  7. My son would love to be here in the science city as he is a total science freak. Thanks for this detailed article it will surely help us to plan better with Mondays being an off day and restrictions about food items.

  8. That is such a fabulous place to visit. I am sure it would be a major attraction for the kids and families. I have never been to Ahmedabad but would love to visit some day with the family.

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