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Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore

Bengaluru or Bangalore is one of the happening cities in the Indian state of Karnataka, which witnesses a large number of visitors all round the calendar. Be it employment purpose, corporate meet or holiday destination, the city is laid out with plenty of options and offerings for travellers. In this post, we bring you one such influential site to visit in Bangalore.

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Located nearly 5Kms away from the city center, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) is a must visit when in Bangalore. The museum was brought into practice to honour Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, who was a great civil engineer. This righteous thought of incorporating a science and technology museum at Bangalore was initiated by the All India Manufacturers’ Organisation, Mysore State Board, and accordingly the base stone was laid on September 15, 1958. However, the museum was officially opened for public in 1965. Today, VITM is one of the finest science and technology theme museums in India, which can be enjoyed thoroughly by the children. Nearly one million visitors are reported to be here every year.  

Key Attractions

Sprawled over 4000 sq. metres areas around the Cubbon Park, two iconic displays in the museum compound include an airplane and a steam engine. Entering the museum compound further leads you to 7 exhibition galleries including the Engine Hall, The How Things Work gallery, The Fun Science Gallery, The Electro Technic Gallery, The Space-Emerging Technology, The Biotechnological Revolution hall, The BEL Hall of Electronics, The Science for Children gallery, The Dinosaur Alive hall, The Science on a Sphere and The Wright Brothers.

The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum in Bangalore offers a blend of delight and learning exposures for all visitors. Besides exploring a diverse range of mechanical fundamentals, the museum also provides bunches of amusement activities for children and scientific instruments like GPS and 11’ Celestron telescope. Additionally, one can also take pleasure from the 3D theatre, telemedicine facility, 250-seat auditorium and a cafeteria that are located in the museum compound.

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Over the years, ample of activities pertaining to space, technology and science have been including the exhibition premises at VITM. Nevertheless; the museum has also developed travelling exhibition covering The World of Astronomical Observatories, The Life and Work of Sir M Visvesvaraya and Nanotechnology. In addition, several other activities included in the museum for visitors are Science Demonstration Show, Science Lecture, Commemorative Programme and Programme on Sky Observation. For students, the museum organises various activities pertaining to drama, science, creativity, quiz and so forth.

Timing: Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum can be visited all week (excluding Ganesha Chathurthi and Deepavali) from 10AM to 6PM.

Entry charges: For general visitors the charge is INR 40 and for other shows/exhibitions refers the listed Table:

Shows Charges (INR)
Taramandal 10
Science on a Sphere 25
3D 25
Science Demonstration Lecture 10

So this weekend if you are planning for a family outing in city of Bangalore, VITM is a must visit. Don’t forget to share your experience at the museum. Till then keep exploring the country through Exciting India.

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