Science Exhibition Express

science exhibition express

The Science Express was an innovative mobile science exhibition in the train. This project was launched on 30 October 2007 at safdarjung railway station Delhi. This exhibition was for children they mounted on a train which travels across the India. This project was primarily targeted for students & teachers. The project was initiated by the Department of Science & Technology in 2007. The Science express covers the topics like Big Bang, Building Blocks of life, Genes & universe. This exhibition on wheels or the Science Express is not an ordinary train. It is the longest-running & most visited mobile science exhibition in India. This train every year runs on various themes showcasing India’s natural riches & generating the awareness about the environment. It is the mega outreach program of DST, Govt of India & managed by the Vikram Sarabhai Community Science center. The mobile exhibition has completed its 8 phases which include the 4 phases of science express, 3 phases of Biodiversity special & one phase of climate action special. The current nine phase of the Science Express, flagged off on Feb 17 this year. The express has the six entries in the limca book of records in its journey & most visited mobile science exhibition. The exhibition is good opportunity to generate dialogue & discussion on science issues. From 2007 to 2011 the train traveled as a “Science Express” & spread the awareness about strength of science in global changes & some innovation in the field of modern science. IT was retreated specially for the students to know about the science issue & technology through exhibition, models, audio-visual display in the coaches of Science Express. Exhibition covers the wide range of climate and environment subjects in order to adapt to increasing effect of global warming on climate, water resources & human health. The Science Express traveled across the country halting at 64 locations in 20 states, covering about 19,800 km. It received an overwhelming response of 23,240 visitors, which include students as well as teachers & other general visitors with over 23, 24 lakh visitors & it was become the biggest Climate Change Awareness Program in the country. After it’s launched in Oct 2007, over 1.61 crore people had visited the Science Express. The biggest aim is to transfer the vehicle into the people movements & motivate the people to improve the science & technology issues.

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