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Macao Science Center

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Address: Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 853-28880822
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

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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Interesting for kids

Interesting place if you had kids. Lots of different things for them to do and experiments to try. We didn't have the kids with us... so didn't have too many things to do... read more

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting place if you had kids. Lots of different things for them to do and experiments to try. We didn't have the kids with us... so didn't have too many things to do. Also it was under renovations when we were there so a few areas were closed off.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the Dinosaur exhibit in May, pretty amazing. Our child was 3 when we visited the first time 2 years ago and he was a bit too young; this time we actually got through all the regular exhibits. We also saw the traveling giant rubber duck at the bay, super cute! There are so many fun things to do... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The center is a playground for children with simple interactive devices such as pressing buttons. Some panels do not work but reminders are absent. I wanted to view the dinosaurs but only knew it was closed after climbing to the top floor. I had a feeling of being cheated and the center should inform the public at the entrance. The... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great place to spend an afternoon, but attractions are very driven towards kids. Lots of things to do and explore for kids between 5-13 - any bigger and I would think they would get bored easily. Many of the exhibits have some educational value, but I doubt the effectiveness of the material, kids will just see the center as a... More 

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Offers a playground next to the McDonalds which is free. You must pay for admittance into the museum but it is a really fun and interesting place to let the kids loose to enjoy themselves.

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Macau, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Macao Science Center is a unique architectural landmark in peninsular Macau. Futuristic, space age architecture houses a spiraling salute to space exploration. However, it is as if the American space program's contribution to space exploration is nearly completely omitted, and the focus is only on the (extremely tardy) contribution to space exploration by China. The Hong Kong Space Museum... More 

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Not sure how to put into words this museum. All of the exhibits are geared towards kids and they looked like they were having a great time. As for our holiday it was myself and husband and we couldn't leave quick enough. We seen all the exhibit rooms and everyone is for children, we went to the top and left

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Lots of kid friendly exhibits. Could and should be 5 star but for the fact that many activities seem to be closed, not working or under repair. What was working was excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We wandered to it unplanned, but were soon engrossed in the displays. Better signage needed about entrance fees and optional stuff. The planetarium option wasn't described in English.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

An excellent place for the kids to spend a few hours in this fun and interactive museum. Bring spare clothes.

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