Regional Science Center Dehradun

Do's and Don'ts

Do's for Science Museum Visit

  1. Plan Ahead:
    • Discover the museum’s exhibits and make the most of your visit.
    • Check for any special events, workshops, or demonstrations happening during your visit.
  2. Interactive Engagement:
    • Participate in hands-on exhibits and interactive displays to enhance your learning experience.
    • Ask questions and engage with museum staff to gain deeper insights into the exhibits.
  3. Take Your Time:
    • Allocate sufficient time to explore each exhibit thoroughly.
    • Don’t rush through displays; take breaks to absorb information and enjoy the experience.
  4. Attend Workshops and Demonstrations:
    • Attend any available workshops or demonstrations to gain practical knowledge.
    • These sessions often provide a deeper understanding of scientific concepts.
  5. Document Your Experience:
    • Take photos or videos to capture interesting exhibits and share your experience.
    • Keep a notebook to jot down key learnings or ideas that intrigue you.
  6. Follow Museum Etiquette:
    • Respect the museum’s rules, including no touching where not allowed.
    • Maintain a quiet and considerate demeanor, especially in quieter areas.
    • Follow instructions to operate exhibits.
  7. Educational Programs:
    • Inquire about educational programs or guided tours for a more structured learning experience.
    • Some museums offer educational materials to enhance understanding.
  8. Explore Outdoor Spaces:
    • If the museum has outdoor exhibits or gardens, take time to explore them.
    • These areas may provide additional insights into natural sciences.
  9. Check for Discounts:
    • Look for any available discounts, especially for students, seniors, or group rates.
    • Some museums may offer free entry on certain days or times.
  10. Feedback and Suggestions:
    • Provide constructive feedback to the museum staff if there are areas for improvement.
    • Share your positive experiences on social media to encourage others to visit.
  11. Become a member:
    • Annual membership for students, teachers, families, institutions is available to be a welcomed guest (click to see details)

Don'ts for Science Museum Visit

  1. Don’t Touch Without Permission:
    • Respect the museum’s rules regarding touching exhibits and artifacts.
    • Avoid touching anything without clear signage permitting it.
  2. Avoid Loud Conversations:
    • Keep conversations at a reasonable volume to maintain a peaceful environment.
    • Use headphones if listening to audio guides or multimedia presentations.
  3. Don’t Skip Safety Guidelines:
    • Follow safety guidelines, especially in areas with moving parts or experimental setups.
    • Avoid running or engaging in activities that could pose a risk to yourself or others.
  4. Don’t Block Pathways:
    • Be mindful of other visitors and avoid blocking pathways or exhibit entrances.
    • Step aside to allow others to explore comfortably.
  5. Respect Queue Lines:
    • If there are queues for popular exhibits, wait your turn patiently.
    • Avoid cutting in line or creating congestion in crowded areas.
  6. No Food or Drinks in Restricted Areas:
    • Follow the museum’s policy regarding food and drinks, especially in restricted areas.
    • Use designated areas for eating and drinking.
  7. Avoid Disruptive Behavior:
    • Refrain from disruptive behavior such as shouting, running, or rough play.
    • Respect the educational and contemplative atmosphere of the museum.
  8. Don’t Overlook Museum Staff:
    • If you have questions or need assistance, approach museum staff for guidance.
    • Don’t hesitate to seek help or clarification when needed.
  9. No Flash Photography Without Permission:
    • Check the museum’s policy on photography, especially using flash.
    • Avoid using flash in areas where it is not permitted to preserve delicate exhibits.
  10. Don’t Rush Through Exhibits:
    • Take your time to absorb the information in each exhibit.
    • Avoid rushing through displays just to cover more ground. Quality over quantity.