Remember when you were a little kid cupping your hands around the glass of an aquarium watching a goldfish swim around in all its elegance. Well, get ready to have the time of your lives at the all-new Aquatics Gallery set to be unveiled this year in Science City Ahmedabad.
Ahmedabad, India’s first World Heritage City, is more than history, culture, and tradition. It is a hotbed for technological advances as well with metro projects and research work done throughout the city. Science City is an initiative of the Government of Gujarat for providing scientific knowledge to young children. With an ever-expanding and refining mindset, the science city is all set to unveil its biggest attraction yet, the Science City Aquatics Gallery.
Encompassing an area of nearly 50 acres, the aquatics gallery is designed in the form of a circular module with entailing continuity essential for an aquatics gallery. It follows the theme of the breath-taking Singapore Aquarium with its dynamic architecture and underwater tunnel complete with 72 different exhibits.
The total cost of the project is according to sources cited to be around a whopping 320 crore rupees which were rolled out in phases over a period of 3 years. The foundation stone for the aquarium was first laid on 21st October 2017. This one of a kind aquarium is the biggest such venture in India spread over an area of approximately 13000 square meters.
The Aquarium once complete is bound to be one of the hottest places to visit in Ahmedabad for people of any and all age groups.
It is expected to contain over a 1000 species of fish and other marine life. There are to be various sections containing both freshwaters as well as seawater aquatic creatures totaling at about 12000 aquatic creatures in total with 10 different types of underwater experiences like oceans, rivers, lakes, etc.
The primary goal of new projects is to provide a world-class experience to the visitors of Science City Ahmedabad quoted the Department of Science and Technology (DST), secretary. Space will provide highly innovative field and laboratory activities for various class of students and teachers alike.
To add to all the hype surrounding the Science city Ahmedabad Aquatics Gallery here is another fun fact about the place.
It is also reported to have PENGUINS for its visitors to watch. YES. YOU READ IT RIGHT. PENGUINS!! More or less like Pingoo the penguin whom we all grew up watching. Only this time, it’s real!
The science city also boasts of a plethora of other attractions for its visitors like
IMAX 3D Theatre
The IMAX experience is the world’s most powerful and involving film experience. With breath-taking images up to eight stories high and wrap-around 12,000-watt digital sound, IMAX technology takes you to places only imagined. It is the only movie theatre in the city with IMAX technology that showcases films like
- Born To Be Wild 3D: This film has a unique concept that showcases the bond between humans and animals. It also talks about the people who were behind the rescue operation.
- WALKING ON THE MOON 3D: The IMAX movie, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon takes the audience on a virtual space odyssey along with the astronauts of the Apollo Space Missions to experience the first steps of Man on the Lunar surface.
- T-Rex 3D: Dinosaurs are very much alive – at least in the mind of teenager Ally Hayden. When a museum accident transports Ally on an adventure back in time to explore the terrain of life-size dinosaurs, she is thrust literally nose-to-nose with the fearsome 20-foot tall, 15-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex.
For more information about the show timings and such you could visit the Science City Ahmedabad website or download their mobile application. Links for both are provided underneath.
This musical fountain is situated in an area of 9000 sq.m with a hexagonal grid pattern and is considered to be the Asia’s largest fountains. The pool of the fountain is rectangular shaped and covers an area of 1300 square meters. It has a total of 113 jets, 935 underwater colour lights, 4 submersible heavy-duty pumps, 2073 sets of hydraulic nozzles with 273 effects.
One of a kind entertainment as you see science fuse with fantasy before your own eyes in beautifully coherent patterns following basic physics phenomena like Pascal’s Law and Bernoulli’s principle.
Amphitheatre (open-air auditorium)
It is also equipped with an Amphitheater that has a seating arrangement of 1500 people. Generally, it used for organizing programs related to science, drama, and other entertainment programs.
Here one can experience the emotion and energy of theatre with just a bit of imagination.
Planet Earth Pavilion
The Pavilion is being constructed over an area of 9000 sq.m hexagonal grid pattern with a unique dome structure having a 50-meter diameter, in fact, one of the largest domes in India. It will showcase live incidents relating to natural disasters and disaster management.
Hall of Science
It is a place of self-discovery where people can discover information relating to science on their own. This is a place that does not have a display “please don’t touch”.
These and many more stunning displays of Science and Technology await you at Science City, Ahmedabad located on Science City road, Off S.G highway.
For more details about the events, timings, and fees visit the science city website or download their official app to remain updated. The links to all are provided below.
Now go visit the magnificent undertaking of the government of Gujarat before it is too late and check off yet another thing from the top places to visit in Ahmedabad. For more information about places to visit in Ahmedabad, check out the following.
To watch the video of the entire concept of aquatics gallery