Siliguri: A new gallery, ‘Light, Mirrors and Images’ was inaugurated at the North Bengal Science Centre on Friday in the presence of Prof. Somnath Ghose, Vice-Chancellor, North Bengal University. Sk. E. Islam, Director, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Dr. S. Sarkar, Principal Naxalbari college and other dignitaries.
This fascinating world of Light, Mirrors and Images at North Bengal Science Centre presents the various facets of the inter-relationship among light, mirrors and images in a highly engaging and entertaining way.Spread over an area of 2500 Sq.ft, the gallery invites you with 32 interactive exhibits which combine science and entertainment in a uniquely action packed ambience to provide the visitors with an unforgettable learning experience.
North Bengal Science Centre is open from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm on all days, except on Holi and Dewali. The entry fee to the centre for general public is Rs.15:00 per head and for organized student group, it is Rs.10:00 per head (for non govt. school students) and Rs.5:00 per head (for govt. school students).
Opened on 17th August.1997 and stretching over an area of 5 acres of picturesque landscape and greenery, the North Bengal Science Centre is an attraction for the people of Siliguri, Darjeeling hills & adjoining areas. Besides its popular galleries and other facilities like the 3D theatre, Digital Planetarium, the centre has sprawling outdoor Science Park and a Mobile Science Exhibition unit. It conducts and organizes various educational programmes for the students and public throughout the year.
Over the years, the centre has become immensely popular and hub of scientific activities in North Bengal. The centre is currently attracting 2.50 lakhs visitors annually and with the opening of the new gallery it is expected to go up further. The centre operates under the direct administrative control of the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata which is the eastern Zonal Headquarter of NCSM.