Birla Planetarium


The Howrah Planetarium
The Howrah Planetarium will be the first 3D planetarium in India built at an estimated cost of Rs 14 crore at one end of SaratSadan in Howrah Maidan.

What is so special about the Birla Planetarium?

It has an astronomy gallery that maintains a huge collection of fine paintings and celestial models of renowned astronomers. The Planetarium also has an astronomical observatory equipped with a Celestron C-14 Telescope with accessories such as ST6 CCD camera and solar filter.

How much is the entry fee for M. P. Birla Planetarium?

Well worth it! A 30 min show costs 120 bucks per person (Dec 22). The shows are available in English, Hindi and Bengali. The content is excellent, the planetarium air-conditioned and the entire complex is well-maintained.

Where is the largest Planetarium in India?

Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is the largest planetarium in Asia and second largest in the world! It is among the most famous planetariums of India. The circular-shaped building is designed like a Buddhist Stupa. There are three Birla Planetariums in India, the other two are at Chennai and Hyderabad.

Which day is Birla Planetarium Kolkata closed?

first Thursdays of every month
Birla Planetarium Kolkata Timings and Ticket Price

Note: The planetarium is closed on first Thursdays of every month. Tickets are issued half an hour before the respective show.

Can we see planets in Birla Planetarium?

G P Birla Astronomical Observatory

It is placed at the top floor of the GP Birla Centre to give clear views of the moon and planets, depending on weather conditions and planetary positions in the night sky. We also observe deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula during winter months.

How long is the show at Birla Planetarium Kolkata?

Show Duration : 50 Minutes [approx.] No shows are screened on the last Wednesday of every month due to the monthly maintenance schedule.

Where is the best place to sit in a planetarium?

Generally, sitting in the middle to the back of the theater gives you a better view of the planetarium show.

What is the ticket price of Birla Planetarium show in Chennai?

Chennai Birla Planetarium entry fee is ‚¹30 per adult and ‚¹15 per kid (below 12 years). Ticket price for 3D shows is ‚¹20 per person for adults and kids both.

What is the most famous planetarium?

the Hayden Planetarium
Apart from being the most visited, the Hayden Planetarium in New York can be considered as the most spectacular in the world. It has 429 seats and the height of its dome reaches 11.5 meters.


The “MP Birla Planetarium” is probably the First Planetarium that was set-up in India! And for many decades this place has been a destination of choice for garnering astronomical knowledge.


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