Tech Dome Penang

Tech Dome Penang, George Town: Hours, Address, Tech Dome Penang Reviews: 4.5/5

Tech Dome Penang
4.5
Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums • Science Museums
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Explore, discover & experience science at Penang's 1st Science Discovery Centre (KOMTAR, Georgetown). 150+ interactive exhibits & countless hours of fun.
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More than 3 hours
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mudcow
George Town, Malaysia293 contributions
Nov 2021
We've been several times, this is a lot of fun for children and accomodates a wide variety of ages. The additional precautions due to the pandemic are a bit of a pain but completely neccesary. The staff on hand around the exhibit are generally very good and multilingual.

It's not on the same level as Petrosciens in KL but for a Penang attraction this is really rather good.
Written November 10, 2021
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Chuah Sze Wei
George Town, Malaysia1 contribution
Jan 2021
Tech Dome Penang is a good educational place for people to visit. It has more than 150 interactive exhibits to interact with. The exhibits are fun and it also provides education to us. It is a "MUST" place to visit when you come to Penang.
Written February 24, 2021
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We are glad you had a great time at Tech Dome Penang. Do visit us again! :)
Written March 22, 2021
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Muhammad Ikwan
1 contribution
Jan 2020
techdome penang was a great place to visit especially when you love and curious about science. Techdome provide an assists and tools to make us know better in science. Besides that all the tools provided is very handy and easy to use, so children can use it easily. Besides that, all the staff is very helpful and well trained with knowledge makes the techdome safe to visit. In certain day techdome will organize science show so all the parents can bring their children to see the shows and get involve and this is good actually, because it will inspire children especially to love science
Written March 16, 2020
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We are glad you had a great time at Tech Dome Penang. Do visit us again! :)
Written March 20, 2020
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Susie L
Melbourne, Australia96 contributions
Jan 2020
We spent a morning at the Tech Dome and really enjoyed it. There are heaps of hands on activities and information. Our children (9 and 11) really loved it. We went to the local food court for lunch then came back and spent another hour or so there.
Written January 18, 2020
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We are glad you had a great time at Tech Dome Penang. Do visit us again! :)
Written February 3, 2020
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AprilsAngel
Kuching, Malaysia113 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Went to Tech Dome on the 1st day of our arrival in Georgetown and we definitely enjoyed ourselves. Loads of things to do and try, even my 4-year old had fun running around trying everything. Think we might've spent close to 3 hours before heading out. Definitely an afternoon well spent.
Written June 13, 2019
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Written July 1, 2019
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ylkhong
Kulim, Malaysia7 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Very interesting place in KOMTAR Georgetown. 120 interactive exhibits including only free standing vertical drop slide in the world and world's first digital autopsy tool in science centre. Highly recommended
Written July 23, 2016
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We are glad you had a great time at Tech Dome Penang. Do visit us again! :)
Written June 4, 2017
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Shah M
Dhaka City, Bangladesh103 contributions
Oct 2018
Science, Science & Science. You can enjoy a lot of scientific activities here. You can also apply some formulas of science to experience them.
Written September 9, 2019
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We are glad you had a great time at Tech Dome Penang. Do visit us again! :)
Written November 22, 2019
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serina2000
London, UK158 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I had a really fun time. The experience was better when there were staff nearby to help make sure we were doing things correctly. A very small number of the activities did not appear to be working. You can also watch people wall climb and do the gravity drop activities before you decide whether you want to pay extra for them. I did the wall climbing and the staff were very nice in finding me something to wear on top of my white t-shirt so that the rusty harness would not ruin my top. The place seems to run on volunteers. It's a shame that it was not as busy as it should be - it's a really great learning environment for adults and children. I highly recommend the visit, particularly as it's a great way to escape the heat!
Written March 15, 2019
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We are glad you had a great time at Tech Dome Penang. Do visit us again! :)
Written June 7, 2019
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danjumbuck
Malaysia234 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Penang island is a haven for good eats and with Georgetown, the UNESCO Heritage Site co-claimed with Malacca down South, you can top up on your arts, crafts, and quirky cafes while meandering along shophouses, markets, and places of worship. There's also the beaches and the malls. And the throngs of tourists. And now, there's also a science centre.

The Tech Dome Penang is the newest science centre in the country, with all the right credentials to support the name. Located at the base of the historic Komtar tower, you can access the centre through the shops at the lower levels. Tech Dome Penang is on level 4 of Komtar so head up a few flights and follow the numerous signs.

Entering Tech Dome, you get a sense of a cavernous space and that's because the main gallery is located within the Komtar Geodesic Dome. Formerly a multipurpose hall, the space has been repurposed as the Tech Dome, with a mezzanine floor added in.

The other thing you will notice is the vertical drop - a signature experience here in Tech Dome. Experience free fall safely while behind you, climbers scale the vertical wall. And the structure is free-standing, a reported first in the world.

With various exhibits ranging from classic science centre stuff to futuristic bits of tomorrow, there's really lots to do here. Admission fees are competitive and location is accessible. Top it up with the friendly and informed staff and you have all the right ingredients for a science centre!

Next time you're in Penang, check them out for some wholesome indoor escapade.
Written August 21, 2016
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Written June 4, 2017
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TrailBlazer801129
Sunshine Coast, Australia4 contributions
Sep 2019
Science and interactive galore, I had 2 teenage sons (15 & 19) and even they didn't want to leave, we did it as part of All Day The Top inclusive but if I'd known just how many activities and experiments there were, we would have done this first and squeezed other activities in before the ascension to the top.
Well worth the visit.

Travelers Tip: if you want to do the Add-on activities like the slide, wall climb and gyro chair purchase your per-paid add-on tickets at at ticket counter which closes at 5:00PM we were inside at 4:45 but didn't have time to get back to ticket office as 'already closed' (early)....
Written September 27, 2019
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We are glad you had a great time at Tech Dome Penang. Do visit us again! :)
Written November 22, 2019
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