Birla PlanetariumBack

 The Birla Planetarium is the most modern planetarium in India and is situated at Kotturpuram, between Adyar and Guindy, in Chennai district of Tamil Nadu. This tourist place in Chennai offers a fully computerised projector that portrays the beauty of the space on a hemispherical dome. The Birla Planetarium also has an audio visual programme on various themes in astronomy presented to the public and students.  This is great place in Chennai to get an insight into our universe.

The English Programme is at 10.45 AM, 1.15 PM and 3.45 PM and the Tamil programme is at 12.30 am and 2.30pm. Adult visitors have to pay an entry fee of Rs. 20.00 and Children Rs 10.00.

The planetarium is a part of the Periyar Science and Technology Museum, which exhibits interesting facts and items for students and other science enthusiasts. The Museum is open from 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM. 

Opening hours

10:00 AM – 05:45 AM


91-44 - 24410025 / 24416751 / 24915250

Entry fee 

Adults 20.00 INR 

 Children 10.00 INR




  • Air
  • Road
  • Rail

How to Reach: Air

Chennai International Airport 12.7 km.

How to Reach: Road

Chennai Central Bus Stand 11.5 km

How to Reach: Rail

Chennai Central Railway Station 11.3 km.

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