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Macao Science Center

Address: Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China
Phone Number: 853-28880822
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Ranked #30 of 192 things to do in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Museums
Owner description: Macao Science Center is a multi-functional science center designed with 3 major objectives...
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Type: Science museums, Museums
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Macao Science Center is a multi-functional science center designed with 3 major objectives: education, tourism and conferences. It aims to stimulate and cultivate students’ interest in science and enhance public understanding of science and technology through interactive exhibitions and programs offered at the Planetarium. MSC wishes to become a regional tourist attraction combining learning, leisure and entertainment. It serves also as a convention center with state-of-the-art auditorium and facilities suitable for hosting meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events. Bus routes to Macao Science Center include 3A, 8, 10A and 12 towards Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00 to 18:00 Closed on Thursdays and Lunar New Year’s Eve Note: MSC opens daily from 1 July until 31 August 2012

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Hong Kong Region, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is probably the best one ever!When we went there we saw the special exhibit on LOCKS and it was AMAZING!The kids tested out locks and discovered the famous figures behind the and the history and purpose of general locks.This was amazing even by my standards! The exhibits were very fascinating and the kids were so amazed that they even... More 

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New Delhi, India
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Who would visit Macau and go to a science center?? can be avoided. Just a building to prove that Macau is much more than Gambling. But don't think it has proven its purpose.

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Macau, China
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It´s a good place to bring your kids for a day... there´s so many activities for the young ones. Also it will increase your knowlegde

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Many of the exhibits are not functioning properly. However the simulation of the upcoming LRT is facinating.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

In a city that doesn't really try to attract children the science center is a breath of fresh air. My daughter of 8 was quite intrigued by many of the interactive displays and I had a go at a few myself, especially the space, water and musical displays. The only downside was a few of the space displays were broken... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
4 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to learn of the Science Center in Macau. The children had a great time and learnt a lot. It also shows the softer side of Macau because its not all about glam, glitz, gambling, or the other stuff. Great place to take the kids for the afternoon. They'll have fun and be in good company. Also... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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208 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Highly recommended place for children, Macau Science Center is where kids enjoy Macau for a minimal entrance fee without getting exposed to gambling and the extravagant life at casinos and hotels. The center is a huge all-weather facility that houses multi-level museums accessible through a unique swirling ramp. Its centerpiece is a full-sized replica of a Chinese spacecraft. Entertaining and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

When you travel to Macau with kids, not many places suitable for them (casino being the centre attraction for most tourist), but the Science Centre definitely 'the' place for them. With minimal entrance fee, the kids can spent the whole day (or at least half a day) going through all the levels, learning while having fun indoor, fully air-conditioned.

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a huge and diverse science museum that's mainly aimed at young people. It's probably a good way to keep a family amused for a day. There's a McDonalds on the premises, toilets, and everything is inside! Good for a bad weather day. The centrepiece of the museum is a full-size replica of a Chinese Shenzhou spacecraft complete with... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

To be honest there are not many places to kids in Macau, thanks to Macao Science Center, my kids spent the whole day playing and watching, they simply had so much fun. It is huge and there are many interesting and educational activities for kids as well.

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