Regional Science Centre


Kids will love this parkland museum with its giant dinosaurs. Included in the admission is a 30-minute movie screened hourly. Other treats are hands-on demonstrations of the laws of physics and displays on astronomy, insects, mathematics and funny mirrors. You may have the whole place to yourself if a school group isn’t there.

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Nearby Bhubaneswar attractions

1. Museum of Tribal Arts & Artefacts

1.97 MILES

This superb museum is a must for visitors interested in Odisha's 62 tribes or considering a visit to the state's tribal areas. Complete with interactive…

2. Odisha Modern Art Gallery

2.71 MILES

Right near the airport, this gallery exhibits the best of Odisha's contemporary art. The permanent collection includes over 200 works by prominent Odishan…

3. State Museum

2.72 MILES

This museum houses Odisha’s best collection of rare palm-leaf manuscripts, as well as patachitra (scroll paintings), traditional musical instruments,…

4. Rajarani Mandir

3.57 MILES

Built around AD 1100, this temple surrounded by manicured gardens is famous for its ornate deul (temple spire). Around the compass points are pairs of…

5. Parsurameswar Mandir

3.59 MILES

This is an ornate Shiva temple built around AD 650. It has lively bas-reliefs of elephant and horse processions, panels of musicians and dancers, and…

6. Siddheswara Mandir

3.62 MILES

Located in the same compound as Mukteswar Mandir, Siddheswara Mandir is a later, more austere temple with a red Ganesha adorning the facade.

7. Bhaskareswara Mandir

3.62 MILES

This 13th-century Hindu temple is dedicated to Shiva. Its central spire (deul) is architecturally distinct and the manicured lawns outside are quite…

8. Vaital Mandir

3.63 MILES

This 8th-century temple, with a double-storey ‘wagon roof’ influenced by Buddhist cave architecture, was a centre of tantric worship, eroticism and bloody…