Each floor of this museum is dedicated to a scientific discipline.
The 'Engine Hall' exhibits engines of various automobiles, machines used in industry, a jet aircraft engine, and other mechanical devices.
The 'Electro Technic Gallery'contains interactive electrical exhibits which work on the basic principles of electricity, electronics and communication.
The'Fun Science gallery' exhibits the sciences of sound, optics, fluids and perception.
The 'Space Gallery' is about rocket science and the history of space exploration.
Biotechnology hall has exhibits on basics of Biotechnology and its applications.
The 'Dinosaur alive' has a moving replica of a Spinosaurus.
The 'BEL Hall of Electronics' has interesting exhibits on Electronics.
3D films are screened regularly in the 3D theater.
The museum also conducts a mini-planetarium show called 'Taramandal' at regular intervals.
This is the only museum in the world other than the Smithsonian Institutions in the US, to have a full scale replica of the 1903 flyer of Wright brothers.
The museum was instituted as part of the centenary celebrations of the engineer-statesman Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861-1962).
It was handed over to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1962.
In 1978 when National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) was formed, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum became its southern head quarters.
The Council has a chain of 28 centers spread all over India. The objective of the Council is to popularize science through interactive exhibits.
Visvesvaraya Museum is not a museum in its classical sense, because it has interactive exhibits unlike stationary models of a museum. It is more of a "Science center".