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District Science Centre





In order to develop Scientific Awareness as well as to include and popularise science amidst the students and the common people of Purulia, National Council of Science Museums, Govt. of India, established District Science Centre, Purulia in the year 1982 at the North side of beatiful 'Saheb Bundh'. The main objective is to popularise science through fun.

For small children there is a Children's gallery and a Science Park , where they can learn facts of science through play-way. There is also some animals like Deer, Python, Rabbit, Monkey, etc and some exibits on Solar Energy in the Science Park. To know Purulia, come to the gallery named "Wealth of Purulia" in which you can see cultural heritage, tourist spots, industry, forest of Purulia etc.

General Information

  • Open on all days except Diwali & Holi
  • Timing: 10:30 AM to 06:00 PM(August-March), 11:30 AM to 07:00 PM(April to July)
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 3/- per head for the general public
  • Re.1/- per student for organised school group(free entry for teachers with students group)
  • Camera- Rs.5/- per camera(to snap inside the centre)

   Public Facilities

  •  Guided tour on request (for groups)
  • Library (for members only)
  • Bird watching
  • Sky observation on request

Special Attraction

  • Speed-O-Ball- Check your Bowling Speed -Re.1/-
  • Non-Fall-Bycle- Ride a Bicycle on a rope- Re1/-
  • How Fast You Can Run- check your running speed


Special Demonstration(paid)

  • TARAMONDAL(Planetarium show)- Rs.2/- per head
  • UNEXPECTED SCIENCE SHOW- Re.1/- per head
  • SCIENCE MAGIS & MIRACLE SHOW- Re.1/- per head




  •   Computer Training: Windows and Office2000 etc.
  • Job Oriented Training: Silk Screen Printing , Repairing Electrical Appliances and Cup and Plate making from Shawl Leaf, Computer Hardware & Networking

Facilities for Students Only

Hands on experimental demonstration on Physics & Chemistry (according to syllabus)- arranged specially for the students with prior intimation.