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“Can be better”
Review of Stellar Children's Museum - MOVED

Stellar Children's Museum
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Owner description: The Stellar Children's Museum is an interactive, play-based museum, modelled after some of the best Children's Museums in the world. At the Stellar Children's Museum, we engage children and families in exciting experiences that instill an appreciation of our environment, develop foundational skills, and ignite the thirst for learning. The Museum is a welcoming, safe, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We believe in the intrinsic value of play and provide opportunities for experiential learning, and multisensory, object-based exploration. Through our educational play-based exhibits and programs, we focus on developing cognitive skills like Gross and Fine Motor skills, Sensory Awareness, Social & Emotional Learning, Problem Solving and Language & Literacy. Our educational focus is built on the theories about open-ended opportunities for play and its potential to support and enhance a child's ability to learn and solve problems. We believe that that children learn though active experiences and moments of shared discovery in their environment and that during play, children are able to think in more complex and abstract ways.
New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Can be better”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Was aware of the Museum and had checked the website and read other reviews TA ... which made a visit to the museum even more necessary for my daughter!
I guess that probably the expectations had been raised to very high levels that felt a bit let down at the museum.
Yes certain concepts were very well presented... specially the Gravity and Water galleries were truly well thought of and presented.Must really commend TOM EGAN ... the man behind designing the water gallery which actually gives a child's learning a complete free flow...just like that of water!
Besides the two mentioned galleries ... the rest of the place gives the impression to have been built keeping in mind children of filthy rich families ... who do not do a single chore on their own and have servants or helpers to do everything for them.
The place infact .. the next day of Diwali ... had more maids accompanying the kids than their parents!... seriously ... what a shame ... it just defeats the whole purpose of visiting such a place in the first place!
There were supposed to be supervisors everywhere helping the children explore and learn ... but there were too and too preoccupied amongst themselves to be of any help at all.
There was a birthday party at the time we visited ... and visiting at such a time is another curse ... as it seemed to be a just another "NETWORKING" meet for the power parents ... which also kept the museum staff more than busy.
The entry fee of 500 per child and 200 per adult is expensive against what is offered ... and did like the idea to pay another 200 to visit another gallery,within the same premises.
The magnetic gear wall was some fun and the glass painting wall were some other sparks in the museum ... which could be further bettered and similar be further added.Was totally lost with the F1 pit stop and the build-a-city.Nobody bothered with the Board Build stuff and neither did the staff present.
It is a good thought ... which is hit by poor execution,but will still give credit to the people behind it to have at least done something with their imagination!
Was actually let down with the promises being served on their website but with it being the one of its kind museum in the country,it will be frequented upon by curious parents wanting to try something new for their children!
Will suggest them to seriously rethink on allowing birthday parties in the museum or at least have segregated areas for the same,to let serious visitors enjoy more!

Visited November 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Thank God for sensible entertainment”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

What an amazing and sensible place for children of most ages to spend a few hours of such sensible entertainment. So interactive, educative that even the adults have so much fun with their kids. It is very fortunate for Gurgaon to have such a wonderful place to take their kids or else one can only dream of such places in the most developed countries.

Visited September 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good place for pre-teens”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The philosophy of the place is good. The staff knows how things work. The lessons are good. Good place for your 8 year old to spend time.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank pranesh_n
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New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wonderful hands on place for kids”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Delhi NCR hardly has a dearth of fun educational places for kids. This museum is one such place where kids 4-12 can spend hours exploring and learning on their own in the process. Considering that I also had fun exploring the different areas shows that adults can spend equally fruitful and enjoyable time here.
Some improvements could be regular shows such as puppet shows, magic shows etc. at fixed times in the theatre. Perhaps they can even hold some theatre and dance workshops here.
Another drawback is the lack of seating in the museum. One does get tired and some common sitting areas could be provided in the museum. Which is why the shows in the theatre might be a good idea. One can rest for a while and then start exploring again, thus spending many more hours.

Visited April 2013
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Thank girldelhi
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fennder137, Manager at Stellar Children's Museum, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We have begun holding regular short workshops at the Theater on weekends (Sat/Sun) and on holidays when we expect higher footfalls.

We've tried our level best to accommodate as much seating area as possible without cramping the floor too much. Currently we have seating areas in 5 out of the 7 galleries in addition to the Cafe and Theater. Do let our staff know next time, and we'll help you out in the best way we can.

Regards,

Thomas
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Gurgaon
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great place...Go visit”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Educative, Fun, Exciting, Innovative, Engaging....A must visit. It's something new for Gurgaonites and apt for children below 12 yrs. Must admit though that in a few sections we saw the child inside us coming out as well :-) Go visit, the entire family will love it. Ok, now a message for the owners.... Compliments for getting something as unique as this into the city but 2 observations.....1) Revisit your Birthday Party packaging and pricing.... It's priced exorbitantly and has not been thought through and 2) Your staff need to be trained better, Can be more courteous, attentive and pleasant....Smiles missing as of now.

Visited September 2013
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Thank SinghParivaar
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thomasfenn, Manager at Stellar Children's Museum, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Please email me specifics about your reservations with the Birthday Package & Staff at thomasfenn@stellarmuseum.com

Thanks!
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