Likely to be opened in April
This summer, children will have one more place to hang out – a science park.
According to P. Iyamperumal, Executive Director of Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, the project is being implemented by the centre in association with the National Council of Museums – Calcutta. The park has come up on 6.53 acres near CODISSIA fair grounds. This will be the fourth science centre/park in the State next to Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, and Vellore.
The total cost of the project is Rs. 8.5 crore. The cost is being equally shared by the State and the Centre. Mr. Iyamperumal said that the works that began three years ago were almost complete. The 40,000-sq ft park was likely to be thrown open for public by April.
The objective of the science park is to enable children learn science through play method. There will be three galleries – one on the growth of textile sector, the other on scientific principles behind the functioning of gadgets that one use or see every day, and the third on physical science.
The science park will have models of animals.
A 3D cinema attached to it will screen science-based films. The park will host a number of programmes for students and teachers on a regular basis.