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“good place to hang out with kids”

National Science Centre
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US$16.00*
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Delhi Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #75 of 429 things to do in New Delhi
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good place to hang out with kids”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

good place to hang out with kids and full on value for money. avoid holidays as there are too many visitors

Visited November 2012
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Delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Poorly maintained, ignorant staff”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

Hearing of a science centre, one conjures up an image of a well equipped centre full of exhibits, working models, illustrations and experiments that you can see, touch and try. The NSC is located in one of the most prime spots in Delhi inside a huge building - but what a waste. Its poorly lit, poorly maintained with staff that cares little for science. Exhibits are average, most models not working and almost no one around to explain just in case you are curious. If you want to kill any remaining interest in science, this is one place to visit. I wish the Delhi government could do a better job to revive it and like most other developed countries even make it a profitable tourist spot.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“It is in pitiable condition”
Reviewed 4 December 2012

i proudly took my sons to this museum which is supposed to expose them to miracle called SCIENCE. Virtually every display was in shambles and nothing worked. i hope the curators read this and respond

Visited April 2012
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Thrissur, India
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Good setup; avoid weekends”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Opens at 10 am ( as do most of the museums in delhi ).
Went on a saturday. Already lines of school children had piled up.
2o rupees per head; including children.
There are 3D shows mentioned at counter, which upon enquiring they said "check timings after sometime". After half an hour when we went to get tickets for 3D show - " sorry. Tickets for all the shows en masse already issued to school students. No more tickets available". That was dissappointing, as we had taken all effort to spare time at this place, after travelling long distance to reach delhi.
We couldn`t enjoy this place at all, as all the time there was chaos, shouting and noise from the hundreds of students inside. All of them were pressing buttons, turning knobs etc..without understanding what they are kept for. Neither the teachers with them were keen to explain to them. There is no point in taking hundreds of school children to such centres, with no discipline inside and teachers with them not keen to explain. Better would have been to take them in batches of 10-20 only on a aprticular day and explain / clarify doubts.
Because of this scenario, we had to give up our mission in national science centre.
Exits from the floors are not marked and are confusing. Not much staff in each floor to clarify.
Some of the exhibits are not working.

Visited November 2012
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New Delhi, India
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Visited this place when school , had fun there with friends and my teachers ...... would love to take my future kids someday to this place ;)))

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