Planet Earth Pavilion
The main objective of the Pavilion is
To aware, educate and train the people about various types of natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides etc and to highlight the exquisite beauty and abundant truths of our planet earth. To educate the people on the natural resources and their conservation. Highlighting the sobering fact that the Planet Earth is in jeopardy, while our resources are being depleted and the very fabric, balance and stability are being threatened
To highlight the need for disaster management and preparedness for the natural disasters and to update the people on the technology used for detecting and studying earthquakes, cyclones, landslides and the related research activities.
The Pavilion is being constructed over an area of 9000 sq.m hexagonal grid pattern with a unique dome structure having 50-meter diameter, in fact one of the largest domes in India. The Planet Earth will depict the live experiences of various natural disasters, disaster management with various hands-on and minds-on exhibits and activities.
The main section of the Planet Earth pavilion includes (i)Underground Coal Mine (ii) Disaster of Bhuj Earth Quake (iii)Dynamotion (iv) Natural Disaster (V) Disaster Management (vi) Dynamic Earth (vii) Children Activity Corner (viii) Life in Water (ix) Evolution of Life (x) Bio Diversity of Gujarat (xi) Human Anatomy (xii) Agriculture (xiii) Energy Reserve (xiv) Rocks and Minerals ( xv) Planetarium which individually, designed to have sufficient number of exhibits to justify its importance and its relevance for public understanding and interaction.
Total number of exhibits inside the Planet Earth Pavilion is 657 nos.
Underground Coal Mine
It is an Underground Coal Mine where visitors can experience a virtual tour about 5000 feet below ground level to reach mine. After that they will pass inside the mine where they can see the different types of coal cutting process, coal transportation, and various equipment and safety precautions inside the mines. Capacity 100 persons.
4D Theatre on Natural Disasters
It is a multi-dimensional Theatre where visitors can feel the smell of flowers, movement of Earth Quake, water spray to simulate heavy rain fall, snow fall, desert storm, fire, and hot air blow during desert storms with the visual 3D film. Capacity 48 persons.
Earth Quake Experience Ride
Inside the Dynamic Earth Section there is a provision of Earthquake Demonstration corner -- An earthquake platform on a hydraulic simulator, suitable for 15-20 visitors, giving a life-like experience of random tremors of earthquakes. A video projection will indicate the intensity in Richter scale, the location of the epicenter, secondary tremors and destruction caused by the earthquake.
It is a 20 minute video which shows the mysteries of the universe.