Calicut Planetarium, Kozhikode

Calicut Planetarium | One of the best places to visit in Kozhikode

LocationJaffer Khan Colony Rd, Near New Bus Stand, Kozhikode, Kerala, Kozhikode (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsCalicut Planetarium timings 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Monday close), Entry fee Rs 25
Place TypeGovt. Museum & Memorials, Museum and Gallery
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Parants
Best time to visitApril, May, June

About Calicut Planetarium

Calicut Planetarium is located in Jafarkhan Colony, Kozhikode. This Regional Science Center and Planetarium in Kozhikode aspires to promote science, spread awareness through active interaction and participation. It was started in 1997. Equipped with a projection system from Carl Zeiss in Germany, a 250 seater capacity, a high definition 3D theatre, the planetarium hosts 1,200 shows annually that allow science enthusiasts to explore the mysteries of the universe.

It houses three permanent galleries that display a range of experiments and models, with the intention of nurturing the desire to know the science behind the scenes. Other amenities include a children's activity nook, a well-stocked library, an aquarium, and a telescope corner.

Architecture of Calicut Planetarium

The planetarium is spread over 4000 square meters of land and aims to encourage and promote science along with spreading awareness about intimidating science techniques and methodologies in everyday life through active interaction and participation.

Interesting facts about Calicut Planetarium

  1. It is a central government project to encourage and promote science and technologies and its methods in daily life through active interaction with students and the public.
  2. There are several galleries with exhibits, experiments and models, a 250-seat planetarium, 3D show, mirror magic and play area are other attractions.
  3. The 3D show presents yet another thrilling show to enthrall the audience.
  4. The center has three permanent galleries - 'How Things Work', 'Hall of Textiles' and 'Fun Science'.
  5. Other facilities at the center include an audio-visual auditorium, science demonstration section, children's activity nook, library and a telescopic corner for star viewing etc.

How to reach Calicut Planetarium

By Rail: The nearest railway station to the planetarium is Kozhikode, which is at a distance of about 4 km.

By Air:- The distance of the planetarium from Calicut International Airport is about 28 km, from here you can go to the planetarium by booking a cab.

By Road:- The city is well connected by all roads and you can easily reach the planetarium by public transport.

Nearby famous places

  • Khidma Tourism and Transport 0.4 km away
  • Arooha 0.5 km away
  • Azhakodi Devi Temple 0.5 km away
  • Focus Mall 0.6 km away
  • Mananchira Square 0.8 km away
  • RP Mall 0.6 km away
  • Kairali Sree Theater 0.6 km away
  • Sarovaram Biopark 0.8 km away
  • S.M. Street 1.5 km away

Calicut Planetarium FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Jaffer Khan Colony Rd, Near New Bus Stand, Kozhikode, Kerala, Kozhikode.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Calicut Planetarium: Calicut Planetarium timings 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Monday close), Entry fee Rs 25.

𝒜. You should visit Calicut Planetarium during April, May, June months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.