Science Museums in Hong Kong

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Science Museums in Hong Kong

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  • chairmanglasgow
    Glasgow, UK119 contributions
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    We had late flight out so we’re looking for things to do. When crossing on Star Ferry(best value journey in the world) saw this museum so went in. What a find. Lots of exhibits, plenty of interesting information on the history of HK from a maritime perspective and great views of the harbour. We happily spent a couple of hours here and easily could have stayed longer. Well worth a visit.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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    The Hong Kong Science Museum is one of best family attractions in Kowloon. It is located along Science Museum Road just across from the Hong Kong Museum of History in TST East. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm (weekdays) and 10am to 9pm (weekends), closed on Thursdays. Entry fee is HK$20 per person (free for children under 4).

    The museum is spread out over 4 floors and includes 5-6 themed areas around Natural Science, Earth Science, Climate, Motion, Magnetism, Sound and Light. There is a Palaeontology themed gallery under preparation presently that will open later in 2022.

    Within the various galleries there are over 750 exhibitions, over 500 being interactive and children friendly, providing several hours of interesting activities, hands-on activities and learning experiences for the little ones. There is also a 4-storey, 22 metre tall Energy Machine as well which can be viewed and enjoyed from all levels when it has been activated.

    The Science Museum has a gift shop on the ground floor and a small seating area with a handful of tables and drink machines. Otherwise, there are no eateries inside. The good news, you are just a few minutes away from quite a few casual and fast-food restaurants and coffee shops at the Science Museum Path at New Mandarin Plaza just south of the museum.

    In short, the Hong Kong Science Museum is a fun place for families, especially during the hot summer months when trying to avoid the heat and rain. It is a good venue for anyone looking for air-conditioned place to spend a few hours, entertaining children as well as adults with a general interest in science.
    Written June 24, 2022
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  • Veronika
    Hong Kong, China16 contributions
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    They are still showing movies where it is said that Armstrong / (1st American) landed on the Moon . So gross. 🤯👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • meissmart
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    The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences was established in 1996, there were many exhibits in the museum such as the human body, the old laboratory, The Herbalist shop, and the production of a vaccine for smallpox. I went there on a class trip and went Sai Ing Pun MTR station, exit C. This path was longer than the one Google Maps suggests ( 20 min ) but you don't need to walk up a hill, but there is some inappropriate graffiti on the lampposts, so if you are going there with children be careful. The entrance fee for disabled people or full-time students is 10$ HKD and the price for adults is 20$ HKD. I enjoyed the exhibit in the basement that was not The Herbalist shop because it had an operator room and an autopsy room that said Do Not Enter and had a huge steel door with tons of locks, it also had a window on the side of a room with tools that looked like they were used for torture. Something that could be improved about the exhibit that I enjoyed the most was that they should have something labeled the autopsy room "autopsy room" because It looked kind of like a torture chamber until my teacher told me that it was an autopsy room. The museum should also have guides to explain everything because it was confusing and I didn't understand everything. In the exhibits, they had interactive things to do, for example in one of the exhibits they had something so you could try to do surgery on someone. I would recommend this to people because the exhibits were very educational, I learned a lot about Chinese and Western medicine and how they are different.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China160,055 contributions
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    This is the Chinese listing for the Hong Kong Science Museum, which is one of the very best child-friendly attractions in Hong Kong and a perfect place to take the kids on a rainy or hot day. Located right next to the equally excellent Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Museum of Science offers four floors of endless science inspired fun.

    Here over 650 exhibitions are presently on display, with over 500 of them being interactive, meaning your kids (and curious adults) have hours of different things to try in this museum. Many exhibits are simple while others are more engaging and interactive. Collectively, they can easily occupy your time for several hours. This is why this particular museum is an excellent choice on bad weather days.

    There is much to like about this museum. We particularly enjoy the 22-meter tall ‘Energy Machine’ that is turned on every couple of hour. Here you can see a system of balls that are set in motion, every couple of hours, seeming to fly around the museum, producing different sounds and visual effects. You won’t be able to miss this main attraction as it takes place over a large portion of the museum. When its running, you can’t really avoid it.

    We also enjoy the Life Science gallery on the ground floor, finding many of the exhibits there quite interesting, lots of interactive stuff for the families in this area. The Hall of Mirrors, on the same floor is quite fun. Other areas we like are the E&M gallery and its series of magnet exhibitions (1/F) as well as the prototype and telecommunication galleries on the second floor (2/F). On the 3/F there is a children’s room with actual play areas, giant bubble making and other fun activities designed for the little ones, as if there wasn’t enough for them to do in this museum already.

    The Hong Kong Science Museum also frequently has special exhibitions. Presently there is a Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs exhibition (until April 2014), these provide another reason to consider a visit to this attraction for families. You can check out what is going on by visiting the Science Museum website.

    Unfortunately there is no café at the museum and only a few vending machines with cheap drinks. On busy days, these few machines can be emptied of beverages, which we have discovered during the hot summer months. Fortunately, you can walk over to the HK Museum of History, which is just a couple of minutes across a shared terrace and visit the café there. Or if you are finished with the museum and want more fun atmosphere, you can walk down to Cameroon road and visit the fun Charlie Brown Cafe, just a 5-6 minute walk from the museum, making a great way to end the day, especially for those with kiddies.

    Overall, this is probably one of Hong Kong’s best museums due to the large number of family and child-friendly things to do and see here. Not only is it a fun place for kiddies, its entertaining for adults who have a curious mind as well. Entrance fee is more expensive than other HK museums at HK$25 per adult, HK$12.5 for children and free for those under 4 years of age, but you easily get what you pay for with the HK Museum of Science. The museum is free to visit on Wednesdays.
    Written January 13, 2014
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