City Hangout – National Science Center, Pragati Maidan
Believe it or not.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
A ball floating in air with no regard for gravity; a seat of nails actually comfortable to sit on. Discovering science at the National Science Center is fun. The learning is incidental and the exploration unending. Staircases lead up to more exhibition halls.
Galleries open up more wonders – including a cave alive with the farting sound of dinosaurs – and an entire section devoted to replicas of these prehistoric giants. Thankfully there is no smell.
Beware of the maze of mirrors. You may get lost in their reflections. Get inside a giant kaleidoscope to see multiple reflections of yourself. Walk into a cabin to freeze your shadow. Those tormented by their big bully of a brother can extract revenge by having his head served on a breakfast tray – in real time.
Make sure you attend the two 3-D shows that have horses, snakes and flying carpets ramming straight into the viewers.
If this is science, why did I hate it at school?
Time 10 am – 5:30 pm, 7 days open Ticket Rs 20 (Free for children below 5) Rs 10 for the 3-D film Where Near Gate No. 1, Pragati Maidan Nearest Metro Station Pragati Maidan
Buy the magic
Where’s Harry Potter?
It’s complicated, it’s science
Lost in science