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

As with other science museums the kids were well entertained and a little bit inspired by all the different exhibits, even though a number of them were not working. The exhibition... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Toby L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We went here at around 1:30 pm and stayed until closing time (6 pm). The exhibits are interactive and are informative. Unfortunately despite a few areas that were inaccessible to us we still were not able to see all the exhibits. We returned the next day to finish seeing the exhibits and to see the planetarium, however it turned out... More 

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Thank Tabby B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

As with other science museums the kids were well entertained and a little bit inspired by all the different exhibits, even though a number of them were not working. The exhibition area was free on the weekend we visited - but you need to check in advance. The great thing about this place though is the location and the views... More 

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Thank Toby L
Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We took a cab to the science centre, only to find a notice saying that the exhibition centre is closed until further notice. Apparently a fire broke out on 20 Nov, and visitors were evacuated and the centre closed since then. The planetarium is still open. But there's little to see beyond watching shows. We didn't find The Life of... More 

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Thank msnakim
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Went to museum today web sites listed above they show schedule for science museum but it is totally closed if you look under news they have a little blurb about temporary construction but they should be honest and show the place as CLOSED

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Thank atab757
Macau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit! We took our young kids and they had a blast. Lots of science presented in a fun and practical manner. Not sure if it's open right now as there unfortunately was a fire there last week.

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Thank DPB84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank ShubhJosan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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 

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Thank Lois L
Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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.

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Thank Houslak
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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.

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