A pioneering and groundbreaking building Nehru Center, Mumbai is a memorial to Jawahar Lal Nehru, who symbolized the ideals of enlightened curiosity, scientific temper, secular values and a faith in the people of India. The purpose of Nehru Center, Mumbai is to promote the teachings and ideals of Nehru through educational and cultural programs. The Center organizes scientific, cultural and educational activities.
The Nehru centre, Mumbai consists of a Planetarium, an auditorium for 1000 people, experimental theater, art galleries, exhibition hall and other departments.
Housed in an iconic building & well equipped with all the facilities, Nehru Center, Mumbai is one of the well established and well known venues for exhibitions and conferences. The 2 fully air-conditioned exhibition halls on the ground floor and three halls on the second level for the basic purpose of holding high-profile exhibitions of both national and international stature. The total exhibition area of Nehru Center, Mumbai is 55972.8 Sq. Feet
The added feature of Nehru Center, Mumbai is a separate 6000 sq.ft area on the ground floor with a height of 18 feet. All the conference halls in Nehru Center, Mumbai have a state of art audio visual facilities. Nehru Center, Mumbai is a Charitable Non-Profit Organization and hence its traffic structure is also most cost effective. Also booking procedures are very much user friendly as compared to Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center & MMRD Grounds, Mumbai.
Nehru Center, Mumbai also cashes on its location as the business district i.e. Nariman Point, Cuff Parade, Worli, Lower Parel, BKC, Mantralaya are within an easy reach. Also Hospitality facilities of all categories are in vicinity. The High Street Phoniex Mall which is a hub for shopping and food is also located nearby.
Some of the exhibitions which Nehru Center, Mumbai hosts are Furniture & Furnishing Fair, Penworld, Intermodel India, Hospitality, Food & Tourism India, India International bearing Expo and others.
The second feature of Nehru Center, Mumbai is, Nehru Planetarium, commissioned on 3rd March, 1977 has grown into a Center for scientific study of astronomy and for meeting of scientists and scholars for discussions and lectures, arranged periodically on various stellar and Astronomical events.
The programs in Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai are aimed at inspiring students. These include Science quiz contests, Astro-painting, Science elocution, Astro-poetry and Astro-quiz competitions. Special arrangements are made to watch, study and photograph Solar & Lunar eclipses, and many such other events. Telescopes are installed outside the Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai to enable eager visitors to watch these phenomena.
The third feature of Nehru Center, Mumbai is the Nehru Science Center. This Nehru Science Center, Mumbai has more than 500 hands-on and interactive science exhibits on energy, sound, kinematics, mechanics, transport, etc. installed in the science park & different galleries. The NSC building with its unique architecture houses several permanent science expositions on various themes.
National Council of Science Museums, the parent body of Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, with its 25 Science Centers / Museums all over the country, has the best infrastructure and skilled manpower to conceptualize, design, develop and organize high quality science exhibits and other related educational programmes and activities.
Nehru Science Center, Mumbai every year organizes Science Festival, National Science Seminar, National Science Drama Festival, Astronomy Olympiad Program where schools from all over India are sent invitations for participating in these events.
One of the best features of Nehru Science Center, Mumbai is its Library. There is an excellent and varied collection of books, periodicals etc. in its Library. This Library can be visited and used by general public/visitors in addition to the Science Centre members.The library of the Nehru Science Centre comprises over 10,000 books on different disciplines of science, periodicals, and magazines and over 300 science films. The library is specially equipped with books on popular science, literature etc. Members of the Science Centre are allowed free access to the library.
This Nehru Science Center, Mumbai also offers different types of packages to the schools so that they can arrange picnic or a study tour to such a place where the children gain immense knowledge.
This Nehru Center, Mumbai with all its special features is also proclaimed as Best Tourist Destination in Mumbai has is visited by en number of visitors everyday.