It was the fifth day of my trip to Tirupati. I had already spent the previous days in much fun-filled activities. I visited some historic places and a few places that hinted interest in natural resources. On the fifth day, I decided to give a visit to the Regional Science Center in Tirupati. Every city has its science center, which is a place that keeps models and dummy projects of different scientific works. The one here at Tirupati is maintained and functioned by the Central Government, and it is often referred to as the ‘Scientific Temple’. The Regional Science Center acts as a good place where knowledgeable facts are spread, particularly for school children and students. Educative working models with appropriate description about each project are clearly mentioned in the open lawn of the Regional Center. The Center is more or less like a park. I could see a few swings, see-saws and recreational games, which can be enjoyed by children.
As the center is run by the Government of India, the ticket for entry is as low as Rs.2/- per head. At such a low entry fees, the knowledge distributed is really very high. Taramandal Show and Children’s Gallery are also there for special attraction. Taramandal Show hosts a show about our universe and different galaxies inside it. It is mostly enjoyed by children. Regional Center’s operating time is from 11:30 in the morning to 7 in the evening. I took a bus from my hotel to the Alipiri Toll Gate and got down there. From Alipiri Toll Gate, I took a walk to the Regional Science Center as it is just at a distance of 1 kilometer from the toll gate.
The Science Center conducts different educational programs and holds a few functions and competitions, which allow the students to showcase their talents. Science exhibitions are held, wherein a large number of students participate every year, and every time a winner is declared with the best science project. The winner then competes in the next higher level, and so on. A clear and vivid description of the human life, different natural resources and different forms of science are projected in the Science Center as exhibitions. My day in the Regional Science Center was knowledgeable and joyful.
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Hello, I am Ayushi Manroa. I love travelling and have also dabbled in photography. Being a student, I mostly end up back-packing! I started this blog to record my travelogues about the amazing places that I have been to. Be it frolicking in Goa, taking a dip in the Ganges, trekking in Coorg or hitching a ride up the Western Ghats, it is all listed here along with some of my best shots. Hope you like it. Happy reading!