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Science Centres to visit

Kids Day Out 

Astro Kids

As kids you always have marvelled at the expanse of the universe above you. The twinkling stars lightening up the night sky, or the moon shining its bright face or even pointing out to the various constellations. If you’re a science geek or you just want to take the kids on a little educative trip, visit Goa’s first Public Astronomical Observatory (PAO) in Panaji.

Set up in 1990 atop Junta House, in the heart of Panaji by Mr. Percival Noronha, it creates awareness about the science of astronomy and inculcates a spirit of enquiry. Whether it is the eclipse, comet or transit of planets, take the opportunity to witness these spectacles.Don’t miss taking a peek at the universe through the telescope. Run by Association of Friends of Astronomy, it’s opened for general public from 14 November to 31 May.

 Timing: 19-21 hours. 

Goa Science Centre, Miramar

The Goa Science Centre is a great place for the entire family. You can spend an entire half day exploring the many exhibits on display covering a range of topics. Snap up a picture with your favourite dinosaur at the entrance of the centre. Inside the Hall of Mirrors is one of the many exciting displays you can enjoy with the little ones. 

It’s open throughout and there’s a nominal entry fee.