Nehru Centre was established with a view of promoting Jawaharlal Nehruís vision of a modern India. Situated at Worli
, the central part of Mumbai
, it is one of its kind in the country. The complex houses the famous Nehru Planetarium
, an art gallery
, exhibition halls, an auditorium and a permanent exposition called Discovery of India.
Nehru Centre was inaugurated in 1977. The building, having a futuristic look, was designed by I M Kadri, regarded as one of Indiaís finest architects. The centre is managed by a trust headed by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
With a range of spectacular shows in the planetarium, science exhibitions and cultural shows, it caters to the scientific and cultural taste of the general public. Through the Discovery of India exposition, it aims to present 5,000 years of rich cultural history of this great country. The exhibitions halls, which include two large ones and three smaller ones, house the products of national and international agencies. The publication wing looks after the in-house publications of the center. The center also organizes numerous seminars, symposia and workshops.
Nearest railhead is Worli Railway Station.