Macao Science Center

Macao Science Center, Macau: Hours, Address, Macao Science Center Reviews: 4/5

Macao Science Center
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Macao Science Center (MSC) aims to promote science popularization and education among local adolescents, facilitate the spread of novel technologies and science communication, compliment tourism development in Macao and provide a regional platform for science education, convention and exhibition.
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,484 contributions
Couples
You can't help but be impressed with your visit to the Macau Science Centre which includes the five floor exhibition center (MOP50) area as well a planetarium which features 2D (MOP50) and 3D (MOP65) programs throughout the day. This is a great place for families, especially younger children, to spend time in Macau. There is much to experience (and try) at the Science Center, a place you can easily find yourself entertained for several hours.

What to see in the Exhibition Center:
The exhibition area is a Five floor, spiral-shaped building with 14 different exhibition rooms, each filled with modern, interactive and entertaining exhibits capable of entertaining children and adults alike. We particularly enjoyed the Space Science Room (ground floor), the Children's Science Gallery (first floor) which both offered lots of hands on exhibits. We also liked the Meteorology Gallery (second floor) and Robotic Gallery (second floor). The Robotic Gallery was particularly impressive with some highly advanced exhibits for visitors to try. Loved the rubix cube robot and the robot that danced for you. The Sports Health and Sports Challenge Galleries (third floor) included fun measuring devices - for hand strength, eye hand coordination, body balancing abilities and other physically challenging exercise and game exhibits. There was even a small basketball court found here. These were the top rooms in our view but all rooms were enjoyable to enter and visit.

There are also two special exhibitions at the Science Center at present. On the ground floor there is an exhibition area highlighting Macau's urbanization, land reclamation and land expansion plans. Then on the first floor there is an exhibit featuring Macau's future LRT system which is presently in development and scheduled to become available in 2015. These are worth a peek for those interested in what Macau looks like today and what it might be like in the future.

Unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit the planetarium but the programs looked promising, child-friendly and entertaining, something worth trying in addition to visiting the excellent exhibition area.

How to enter the museum:
There are two entrances you can choose from. First, there is the normal ground level entrance, from which you can work your way up the five floors of the exhibition center before reaching a nice viewing platform near the top. Here you can see the Macau Skyline before returning to the exhibition area, using the lift to return to the ground level to exit the exhibition center area.

Alternatively, from the ground floor you can go through a little cafe and take a long escalator immediately to the 5th floor viewing platform for the look at the Skyline. From there you can enter the exhibition area and simply work your way through the exhibition galleries in reverse. This is a good idea if you want to see the city views first.

Hint: There are free self-service locker facilities for visitors that can be found past the McDonalds next to a small children's playground area on the ground level.

Hint: Inside the Macau Science Center there is a McDonalds, a Cafe Corner (coffee and snacks) and even a small yoghurt shop for those who want a budget friendly meal while on site.

Overall, this is by far the best child and family friendly form of entertainment on offer in Macau. Even as curious adults, we quite enjoyed much of what we found at the Macau Science Museum. This is a modern, innovative and creatively designed attraction that the city of Macau should be proud of. It is well worth visiting when in Macau.
Written December 5, 2012
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Pao_A
Bangkok, Thailand64 contributions
Family
This museum is great for children. Planetarium with 3D theater is great. Fourteen exhibitions are interesting. Children are having fun with playing and learning. The building is beautifully designed by I M Pei, very famous architect. Great view of Macau tower and bridges can be seen from here.
Written October 20, 2013
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BangkokPhil
Bangkok195 contributions
Couples
Because my wife and I were in Macau for 6 days, I guess we got to do a few things that most travellers would not get to see - The Science Museum being probably one of them.

We really loved it! The museum is not expensive but it's incredibly well laid out and informative and not many visitors on the day we were there. I won't go into detail but if you're interested in science, space travel, numbers, nutrition, physics and all that stuff - you'll spend a very pleasant couple of hours here.

There is also a McDonalds and an ice cream parlour.
Written January 1, 2014
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Rambogarlord
Brisbane27 contributions
Couples
Beautiful from the outside. There are 14 different exhibition halls. It must have been really nice when it first opened, unfortunately, most exhibits didn't work when we were there. I think the museum badly need someone who is capable to run it. Shame to see such a nice place which is great for the whole family to visit to go downhill.
Written September 11, 2011
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TheChakers
Hong Kong, China56 contributions
Family
For our 5th visit to Macau we wanted to do something different. Lucky choice. Start from the top and go down saving the indoor play ground ( and McD) for the end!
For all tastes and ages. Great display. Unfortunately some equipment don't work anymore but plenty of options. We saw a 3D show as well ( asteroids) which the kids really enjoyed. Easy to be dropped at Sands Macau and walk on Dr Sun Yat Sen Av. Good value. Recommend it to families especially when the weather gets hot and humid
Written March 7, 2018
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James M
Hong Kong, China27 contributions
Family
There is a cinema and a main exhibition area, you pay separately. This is mainly an attraction for kids, filled with interactive games (and germs) but expect 30% of them are not working, since the place is starting to age. Kids can spend 2 hours or more in there if parents run out of ideas to take them to, or just waiting for your ferry. Expect mainland kids to jump queues or snatch the games by force from your kids during busy times, there is no staff supervision. Leaving luggage there is convenient. Beware that transport leaving the centre is infrequent, have to wait for a while to get into a taxi if you're lucky.
Written August 16, 2017
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Jimmy Y
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia224 contributions
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.
Written October 20, 2014
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madz902
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Family
My boys (4,2) cried when we told them we were leaving. Good idea to start at the top and work your way down...the exhibits are good sized - you're not walking excessively to get to the next activity. There's an app to record your progress too! Would definitely bring the kidies again!
Written April 30, 2014
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ditz_8
Luzon, Philippines424 contributions
Family
We stopped by at the Macao Science Center on our last day while trying to kill time for our late flight back home. I would definitely recommend this especially for children. It has 14 sections of highly interactive displays. You should allot at least 2 hours to be able to explore the entire museum (more if you want to experience the displays in depth). There is a McCafe inside the museum and a small yogurt station. Note that you should carry small bills with you when you decide to dine at the McCafe here. We ordered our lunch here and they will not accept our HKD1,000 (the only bill we have left in our wallets that day) to pay for our MOP 187.++ lunch because they do not carry enough change in their register!?! We tried to ask the shop and the ticketing center to break our bill but they won't so we had to buy something at the Science center shop to be able to pay for our lunch. (McCafe there does not accept credit card payments too.) Locker storage facilities (that can fit backpacks and small carry on bags) are available for free in the children’s play area. If you have bags to store, it's better to start your visit from the top section (14) after storing your bags by going up the long escalators then work your way down. That way you can claim your bags at the play area before you leave. Buses 3A, 8 10A or 12 will drop you off right at the Science Center.
Written April 3, 2013
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Lucien M
London, United Kingdom88 contributions
If you have kids, do not hesitate a second, go there...They will love it and you too :)
This Science Center reminds us one thing...Time goes fast...
Written October 4, 2012
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