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Address: Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China
Phone Number: 853-28880822
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Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Macao Science Center (MSC) aims to promote science popularization and...

Macao Science Center (MSC) aims to promote science popularization and education among local adolescents, compliment tourism development in Macao and provide a regional platform for science education, convention and exhibition. With a gross floor area of 20,000 square metres, MSC consists of the Exhibition Center, the Planetarium and the Convention Center. The Exhibition Center, in the shape of an inclined cone, is the tallest building that contains 14 galleries arranged in an upward spiral. The dome-shaped Planetarium is flanked by the fan-shaped Convention Center and office building. Supporting facilities include a gift shop, restaurants and a nursery room, providing visitors with a full range of services. The 5,800-square metres Exhibition Center consists of 14 galleries and an atrium. The 12 permanent galleries cover topics in Space Science, Fun Science, Children Science, Science Express, Robotic, Sound, Earth, Genetics (DNA), Eco Conservation, Sport Health, Sport Challenge and Food Science. There are 2 galleries reserved for special exhibitions. The exhibitions seek to provide knowledge-oriented, scientific and interesting interactive exhibits, and allow visitors to explore science in a hands-on way. Awarded the highest resolution 3D planetarium by the Guinness World Records since 2011, the Planetarium has a dome-shaped tilted screen of 15.24 metres in diameter. It is installed with a set of 12 digital projectors of 4,096 x 2,048 pixels each for showing dome films with ultra high-definition up to 8,000 x 8,000 pixels. The Planetarium having 127 seats and 4 wheelchair spaces are all equipped with interactive controls. Wearing specially made glasses, the audience can see 3D images projected onto the screen. Its powerful database, coupled with an amazing array of projection effects, can take audiences onto a journey travelling freely in space and time. The system can also show digital dome films, making the Planetarium a multi-functional dome theatre. The Convention Center consists of a multi-functional Convention Hall and 4 Meeting Rooms. Two of the Meeting Rooms may be combined into one if needed. The Convention Hall can accommodate 400 people for meetings and about 200 for ballroom events. The Center is equipped with professional audio-visual facilities, simultaneous interpretation system, and video conferencing equipment, making it ideal for different kinds of meetings, lectures, seminars and award presentations.

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This is the science museum where you can spend half a day with your kids. My two kids love this place, lots of games, easy to play, a lot of information and things to learn. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lois L

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautifully executed place with lots of interactive models and games for children of all ages. A must visit thing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the science museum where you can spend half a day with your kids. My two kids love this place, lots of games, easy to play, a lot of information and things to learn. The only thing is this place is not so convenient to get there. Make sure you get on the right bus or simply take a... More 

Thank Lois L
Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for full day experience with young kids. Even some of the equipment already doesn't work properly it is still a very nice place family with children.

Thank Houslak
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited science museums in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei before and found this more or less the same as the rest. Around a quarter to half of the buttons were not working, likely due to overuse. The museum was big and topics were organised systematically. My kids favourite was on sound and water. One would be expect to spend... More 

Thank Jessica W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you love science in action to depict arts then you must come by at this place. It is worth the time.

Thank Vince M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The heart shape tree simply makes you smile, many couples in wedding dress taking photos and it is really romantic. The surrounding space is nice and clean, kids love the science museum which has quite a lot of interesting things to see.

Thank Rutabbo
Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place to visit with kids; you can find both permanent & temporary exhibitions there - temp "Printing technologies" was informative & nicely arranged, with few people inside, so, we could take a closer look. Permanent exhibitions, covering different aspects of science/technology were crowded (although, we were visiting museum on Monday), so, there was no possibility to try out majority... More 

Thank Alexeich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Macau is not a very child friendly place except inside those resort hotels. This science centre is an exception as it offered many activities for kids that can spend 2-4 hours depends on your schedule. It is suitable for kids about 2 years old.

Thank Will L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I've so many places related to Science. This is one the best I think. They have a show and also a circular exhibition places related to science. If you wish to learn something on your days off this is the place!!

Thank Adrianto G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The science center has 12 rooms with different theme. From space science to food science, each theme provides interactive games for children to play and experience. There is a McDonald and mini playground at the lobby. It is also link to a space theatre with feature films at extra cost. This Science center is very impressive.

Thank William W

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