Scientific Places to visit in Mumbai | Think Science India

Scientific Places to visit in Mumbai

Don’t forget to visit these places of scientific interest whenever you are in Mumbai.

Taraporevala Aquarium


Built in 1951 and renovated in 2015,this is a popular destination for tourists young and old.The renovated aquarium has a 12-feet long and 360 degree acrylic glass tunnel for a great view of the fish as you enter The aquarium gives a fair insight to marine life with its species of fish, sea horse, octopus, turtles and sea cucumber,sea urchin, starfish jelly fish and sea anemone.

The species of fish include angel fish,trigger fish,eels,puffer fish,catfish, carps, gaurami and some rare species also.

The aquarium is a great place for students to look first hand at the marine life forms they read about at school!

Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivalli


Bang in the middle of the hustle and bustle of one of the most densely populated cities of the world,lies the SG national park.

The rich and diverse forest holds more than one thousand species of plants, 40 species of mammals, 251 of birds, covering migratory, land and water birds, 38 species of reptiles, 9 species of amphibians besides a large variety of fishes.

One of the attractions of the park is the tiger safari that can give one a glimpse of this majestic creature.

Another attraction is the 109 Buddhist caves housing a 7 mt high statue of Buddha.
A walk through the tranquil forest area with greenery and sounds of birds is just what the doctor ordered!

Nehru planetarium


The darkness descends as you sit back and relax for literally an out of the world experience. The story of the universe unfolds with a beautiful visual treat as the screen of the dome overhead turns into the sky. Planets, stars and galaxies emerge to tell a story and transport you into the world of astronomy.

Concepts like the eclipse, planetary movements and emergence of stars are explained in a lucid interesting way that helps simplify learning.

So the next time you are in Mumbai,do not forget to visit this unique scientific destination

Elephanta caves

If you are historically inclined, don’t forget to visit the caves in the Arabian sea on the Elephanta island near Mumbai.A short ferry ride from the Gateway of India takes you to the Elephanta caves known to have been built in the 5th to 8th century AD.There are two sets of caves. One set is five Hindu caves and another is a set of two Buddhist caves.

The creators of the caves remain a mystery to this day with some legends pointing to pandavas as the architects of this location.

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