The Ombudsman News
The number of visitors during this year’s summer vacation at Science City, designed with the vision of cultivating a scientific approach in society, has seen a record-breaking figure. In the month of May this year alone (203), 1.5 lakh visitors have visited the Science City under the Department of Science and Technology. This means that this is the highest monthly number of visitors ever since Science City was started 20 years ago. The recently opened Aquatic Gallery, Robotic Gallery and Nature Park by Prime Minister Narendra Modi have become the center of attraction for visitors.
The Aquatic Gallery at Science City is equipped with state-of-the-art systems, making it the largest aquarium in India. This aquarium is designed to give visitors a memorable experience of the marine world. The aquarium is home to many species, including sharks, in three different tanks, and a 5-meter underwater walkway tunnel has been set up.
An important aspect of this aquatic gallery is that more than 11,500 fish of 12 species can be seen under one roof. The gallery here shows the aquatic life of 10 different zones including Indian Zone, Asian Zone, African Zone, American Zone, Oceans of the World. There is also a 5-D theater for a thrilling experience of the marine world.
In addition, a state-of-the-art robotic gallery has been built at Science City covering an area of 11,000 square meters. In which there are more than 200 robots of 6 types. A replica of the astonishing Transformer robot is also on display at the entrance. The specially crafted humanoid robot in this gallery expresses many emotions like joy, surprise and excitement and interacts with the visitors.
The third attraction of Science City is Nature Park. Spread over 60 acres, this nature park has more than 50 species. There is a mist bamboo tunnel, oxygen park, chess and yoga space, open gym, and a special play area for children. There is a jogging track, a walking track and an interesting labyrinth for children. There are also various sculptures with scientific information. Scientific insights into the formation of mammoths, terror birds, saber-toothed lions, grounded sloth bears, termites, and beehives are provided. There is also a selfie corner to make this visit memorable.
Vijay Nehra, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, thanked the visitors for this and congratulated the entire team of Science City.