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Kerala Science & Technology Museum is an autonomous institution established by Government of Kerala, India, in 1984 as a center for popularization of science and scientific temper among the general public, especially among the young generation. There is also a planetarium, called Priyadarsini Planetarium, attached to the Museum functioning since 1994.
Kerala Science & Technology Museum is Situated in the heart of Thiruvanathapuram city on a two and a half hectare plot of land, Kerala Science and Technology museum demonstrates some of the most advanced scientific gadgets, gizmos, and electronic appliances.
The museum was established in 1984 under the sponsorship of Government of Kerala with a view to uplift the state’s present technological interest and development.
Considerably this museum is an addition to a study center where researches and studies are held day in and day out. In addition to the Planetarium, the Museum offers facilities for night sky observation with a fully automatic 11 inch telescope. The Museum operates two Mobile Science Exhibition Units on astronomy and science and a separate mobile astronomy unit named Astrovan. The Museum also conducts creative science workshops for school children during every summer.
A visit to this museum with young minds is really worthy as there are many gadgets set up in a playful manner which is going to build curiosity in their brains. The inbuilt planetarium conducts shows of science fiction daily with the duration of 40 minutes in English language.
The Museum has ten galleries exhibiting more than 300 items. Each gallery contains items related a particular disciple of science or engineering. There are galleries for electrical, electronics, mechanical, automobile and bio-medical engineering. There is a special gallery for popular science, and also for solar energy. Mathematics, computer science and space science are the other disciplines having galleries of their own.
The administration of the museum is vested with a Governing Body with Minister for Education, Kerala State, as the Chairman. The Director of the Museum is responsible for conducting the day-to-day affairs of the museum.