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The Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum was an initiative undertaken by the Ministry of Culture, and was set up in 1960 as an independent entity supported by the National Council for Science Museums. The museum is named after Sir Visvesvaraya, the great engineer who has to his credit the KRS dam and Mysore University to name a few. The museum focuses mainly on science and has exhibits that trace the history of engines, biotechnological revolution, dinosaur exhibits, and science for children. It has shows like the fascinating Taramandal Show which is popular and has a separate entry fee that should not deter visitors. There is also a small store within the premises that sells scientific toys for children. Not a very time consuming stopover, the museum is a fun place to stop at with the family.
NIMHANS Brain Museum is an interesting place to visit if you are keen to learn more about the human brain. It finds itself at the city National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences and provides an engaging insight into the working of the brain, brain ailments and other aspects. Nearly 600 samples of the human brain are exhibited here, an outcome of nearly three decades of intensive research.
The first museum in India dedicated to aircraft and aviation, the Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum at HAL takes visitors on a delightful journey through the country's aviation history. Headquartered in Bengaluru, HAL, which stands for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has been a pioneering government agency which has changed the aviation landscape of India. The museum, located close to the Hindustan Airport, has a sterling collection of photographs and memorabilia which chart HAL's progress from its inception in 1940 to become the pillar for the country's aerospace programs. Experiencing flight in a high-tech simulator is one of the most exciting experiences that visitors can have here. Also of special note is the display of an actual aircraft within the premises. The museum guarantees unique experiences and should not be missed when in the city.