Science City is one of the landmarks in Kolkata and is located on the eastern part of the city, at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane Avenue. Other than an amusement park, it teaches you a lot about science and technology, and makes you fall in love with the subject. It is open from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on all days of the week. It was formed in 1997 and the whole Science City is divided into several sections.
Dynamotion Hall deals with various topics of science and teaches you the scientific principles behind everything that happens in the universe. It also has an aquarium and a butterfly enclave. The Earth Exploration Hall consists of two storied hemispherical building that shows the details of Southern hemisphere on the ground floor and northern hemisphere on the upper floor. You learn a lot of things about the earth here.
The Evolution Park provides detailed information on the evolution of animals, especially the extinct ones, with robotic animals and models. Space Odyssey consists of a space theatre, which is a large circular hall with a dome shaped ceiling. There is also a time machine here where you get a virtual experience of space flight or journey into unknown world. Maritime Centre tells you a lot about shipping and navigation systems.
The Science Park here is one of the greatest attractions, which is enjoyed by the old and the young alike. Here I saw many plants, animals and objects in their natural surroundings. It also teaches you various principles of science in an easy way through games and demonstrations. Musical fountain, cable car, gravity coaster, road train, mono rail cycle etc are also found in the park.
The Science City also has a large Convention Center Complex. The Grand theatre here has a seating capacity of 2232 people and the large stage here can hold up to 100 performers at a time. Mini auditorium can accommodate 392 people and the Seminar Building has eleven halls. A visit to the Science Park taught me a lot about science and I had never imagined that science could be so interesting.