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Fun Indoor Educational Spots in Delhi to Take Your Child To This Summer

Who says education spots can’t be fun? We grew up visiting these museums, and it’s time you stopped by with your kids as well. We visited a couple of these spots recently, and even from an adult’s perspective, they’re pretty awesome!




Spread over 96,000 sq. ft,across 3 floors and 90+ role-playing activities, this place is a play heaven . Kids get to experience how a real city works. with paved roads, battery-operated vehicles, buildings, a functioning economy and its own currency! The center also has a fuselage of a real Airbus A320-200 protruding out of the façade of the building. Kids get to role-play pilots and learn how to fly on flight simulators placed inside the plane.


Where: Sector 38A, Noida

Price: INR 1000 onwards

Timings: 10.30am – 8.00pm

Contact: 1800 102 1222

Check out their website here


National Science Centre

This place is a delightful, fun hub of knowledge. Apart from the galleries showcasing the exhibits explaining the fundamentals of science as well as dealing with a range of subjects like science and evolution, the centre is sure to impress children & adults alike.

Where: Gate-1, Bhairon Road, Pragati Maidan

Price: INR 50 onwards

Timings: 10 am – 5.30pm

Contact: 011 2337 1945

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A replication of a snow ski resort with adventure ski rides, tubing, toboggan, penguin shows, bobsledding, monorail and a ski and sliding slopes with various gradients, this place is sure to give you the chills! Not only this, they’ve also got an ice lounge where you can chill post your adventure session.

Where: DLF Mall of India,Noida

Price: INR 1150 onwards

Timings: 11am – 10.30pm

Contact: +91 87997 57676

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National Rail Museum

EDU_SPOT_110-acres of rail-related exhibitions, including numerous real trains that kids can get into to take a look around! The indoor displays are a little rusty, but we say it all adds to the experience. On certain days, a toy train runs loops around the grounds. With model trains and a rail garden, a joy train, and life-sized colonial bogies and engines, the National Rail Museum super well-maintained, and a treat for all ages.

WhereShanti Path, Chanakyapuri

Price: INR 40 onwards

Timings: 9am – 4.30pm

Contact: 011 26880804

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National Philatelic Museum

EDU_PhilatelicSnail mail anyone? For avid stamp collectors, this one’s a treat, but might take some explaining for the kids (courtesy email). The National Philatelic Museum showcases India through the stamps it has issued over the years, and also ends up showcasing the rich heritage of India. The very first stamp, printed in 1854 by the Sindh Dak, is the highlight of the museum. Also look for the special thematic stamps based on the Panchatantra. The awesome part is actually seeing several figures (who have had a role in shaping India and the world), and several events that have changed society, on some of these stamps. Check out the “My stamp counter”, where you can get a sheet of personalised stamps for INR 300. Note: photography is prohibited inside the premises.

Where: Dak Bhawan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg

Price: Free

Timings: 10am – 5pm (Monday to Friday)

Price: Free (entry passes can be found at the Parliament Street Head Post office)

Contact: 011 23036447, 011 23036447, 011 23036727


Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

EDU_sulabhtoiletHello to a museum every single visitor relates to! This rather interesting museum, established in 1992, showcases the many renditions and versions of the latrine, and one can’t help but marvel at the versions of this ‘functional’ bathroom fitting. The museum was established by the Sulabh International, a charity that works to bring sanitation to the poor of Delhi. The museum houses a collection of facts and objects taking visitors through the historic evolution of the toilet. There’s even a replica of the ‘throne’ that King Louis the XIV was believed to have used. The museum is divided into an ancient, medieval and modern section, housing everything from privies, chamber pots, toilet furniture, bidets and water closets from 1145 AD to the modern times. Look for the replica of the medieval mobile commode (in the shape of a treasure chest), supposedly used by the English when camping.

Where: Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Marg, Mahavir Enclave, Palam

Timings: 10am – 5pm

Contact: 011 – 2503 1518

Price: Free

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Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

EDU_dolls6,500 dolls from close to 85 countries, the dolls displayed here are essentially the gifts cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai received from foreign dignitaries and ambassadors. Think of these dolls as representatives of their respective countries, dressed in their national attire, and giving visitors a sneak peak into their countries and cultures. The doll displays are divided by country, and your little girls are guaranteed to spend the day marvelling at this display.

Where: 4, Nehru House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Road

Timings: 10am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact: 011 -3316970

Price: INR 17 for adults; INR 6 for children

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NeverEnuf Garden Railway

EDU_railgardenIf you enjoy miniatures as much as we do, this is the spot for you! NeverEnuf is a magical, miniature world of scale model trains, reduced to a scale of 1:22.5 (G scale), and laid out over 20,000 sq ft., on a beautiful one acre site. The landscaped area includes water bodies, brown rocky hills, and colourful flowers. The miniature world view shows trains going over cute bridges, trudging through small sleepy towns, and speeding down tracks. Give one of the remote controlled boats at the Wharf a shot if you feel like it, or just walk around and marvel at the this compact yet fascinating display.

Where: Village Para, Panchgaon Taaru Road, Gurgaon, Haryana

Timings: open only to visitors who have made prior bookings/registrations

Contact: +91 98110 88943

Price: INR 500 for the full day

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Heritage Transport Museum

EDU_heritage_museumWe’ve a strong feeling dad will be the most excited about this family outing. Displays that centre around vintage and classic cars, and railway, aviation and two-wheeler displays, the Heritage Transport Museum is all about the details of the evolution of the automotive industry. The display and settings have also been given close attention to detail, with shiny cars parked in retro street-like surroundings that make it look and feel like their owners parked their cars there, and will be back to get them soon. The museum is multi-stored, so brace yourself for a lot of fun information and curated displays. Categorised by era, there’s even a rural section, where one can see bullock carts, phatphats, and even boats! Another awesome section is the heavy vehicles display, showcasing the earliest buses, vans, trams and trucks.

Where: Bilaspur-Tauro Road, Off NH8

Timings: 10am – 7 pm

Contact: +91- 9871667018

Price: INR 300 for adults; INR 150 for children below 12

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Stellar Children’s Museum

EDU_STELLAR_museumFinally, a museum that doesn’t come with a “please do not touch the display” warning. Here, kids can get their hands dirty, and can play with and explore at the displays, in order to get hands-on understanding of many universal concepts. With 7 galleries to choose from, kids can pick from interests areas like Sciences, Arts and Craft and more. The museum even collaborates with teachers for school trips here, customising games and learning basis the syllabus. Kids between the ages of 2-5 must be supervised by parents, but kids between the ages of 6 and 15 are free to explore sections by themselves; there’s a supervisor in each gallery to keep an eye on them. Colourful, child friendly and all in all designed to cater to learning by experimentation, this spot is a must-visit.

Where: Second Floor, Ambience Mall, NH8, Gurgaon

Timings: 10am – 8 pm

Contact: 0124-4665373

Price: Entry for kids at INR 500 for one hour, INR 750 for 90 minutes and INR 1000 for unlimited time for a day. Adults are free.

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Vintage Camera Museum


Maybe it’s time to acquaint the little ones with the world of photography before the selfie. Housing sameras so large that they have built in darkrooms, to small cameras that could be carried around easily, the spectrum is quite impressive. The only vintage camera museum open to public, it has been curated by renowned photographer Aditya Arya, so it’s as  legitimate as it gets. The display includes analogue cameras spanning a century, with over 1000 cameras, from the 1880’s to the 1990’s, making it the single largest of such collections in the country. Iconic cameras displayed here come from companies such as Eastman Kodak, Leica, Ansco, Zeiss IKon, Folmer, Graflex, Gevaert and Thornton Picard, between 1880 to 1990. The most expensive camera, the Kodak Pentuary Graphics Studio Camera of 1890, comes at a market value of about 45 lakhs! With so many more interesting facts, this museum is a fascinating experience for the entire family.

Where: T 23/5, DLF Phase III, Gurgaon

Timings: 11am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday (Appointment basis only)

Price: INR 300 donation is expected, used for the upkeep of the cameras.

Contact: +919810009099

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Aircraft and flying have always fascinated children, so Aeroplanet takes these kids on the tour of their lives. Flying institutes joined hands with the founders and Govt. Authorities, and have stationed two real planes in this space – an Airbus A300, and a Bombardier CRJ200. Kids are taken on a full-blown tour of these planes, and acquainted with cabin safety, seatbelt, lifejackets, oxygen masks, and even rare but real occurrences like fires on board. Next comes a tour of the cockpit, with a brief description of the mechanism used to fly a plane. Kids can even don the pilot’s hat and take charge for a bit, right before using the emergency slide to exit the plane. You can even organise your child’s birthday party here, or sign up for the overnighter deal, which includes dining and recreational activities.

Where: CCAT Complex, Opp. CRPF Camp, Block-A, Bagdola, Sector-8, Dwarka, New Delhi

Timings: 9am – 9pm (2 to 2½ hrs per program)

Price: INR 250

Contact: +91 9312200335

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Nehru Planetarium

EDU_planetariumThe planetarium was established the year Rakesh Sharma became the first Indian to travel in space. Needless to say, it generated, as intended, tremendous interest in astronomy and aeronautical travel amongst younger audiences. A must-attend is the “Sky Show”, screened in English and Hindi, numerous times a day; probably the one place you can get a nice clear visual of the sky and its stars, all in a controlled environment, with surround sound. The space has even invested in  opta-mechanical projectors from Japan, to combine with six digital projectors. Learn about the history of the universe at the space museum, which even houses fun machines for children.

Where: Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti House, Teen Murti Road

Price: INR 50 for adults, INR 40 for children between the age of 4-12 years, and INR 20 for school students.

Timings: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4pm {Closed on Mondays}

Contact:  011 23014504, 011 23012994

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