Overview

Shrikrishna Science Centre, a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India is the country’s first regional level science centre and the only one in the state of Bihar.

It was established in Patna in the year 1978 which was named after the first Chief Minister of Bihar (Dr. Sri Krishna Singh). It was inaugurated on April 14, 1978 by the then Minister of Education, Govt of Bihar, Shri Thakur Prasad Singh. Since its inception in 1978, the centre has been attracting a large number of visitors, particularly school students from all over the state and has been playing a key role in realizing the national goal of inclusive ‘science education for all’ through non-formal mode. The centre provides its visitors with engrossing and interactive self-learning experiences in an enjoyable manner.

Apart from its permanent galleries with a number of participatory exhibits on science, this Centre organizes regular educational programmes and activities, especially for the students, in order to inculcate scientific temper in them by imparting science education in a non-formal way.

Objectives

  • To portray the growth of science and technology and their applications in industry and human welfare, with a view to develop scientific attitude and temper and to create, inculcate and sustain a general awareness amongst the people.
  • To collect, restore and preserve important historical objects, which represent landmarks in the development of science, technology and industry.
  • To design, develop and fabricate science museum exhibits, demonstration equipment and scientific teaching aids for science education and popularization of science.
  • To popularize science and technology in cities, urban and rural areas for the benefit of students and for the common man by organizing exhibitions, seminars, popular lectures, science camps and various other programs.
  • To supplement science education given in schools and colleges and to organize various out-of-school educational activities to foster a spirit of scientific enquiry and creativity among the students.
  • To organize training programs for science teachers/students/young entrepreneurs/technicians/ handicapped/housewives and others on specific subjects of science, technology and industry.
  • To render assistance to universities, technical institutions, museums, schools and colleges or other bodies in planning and organizing science museums and also in training of personnel for museum profession.
  • To establish Centres for development of science exhibits and demonstration aids.