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“Needs to be updated”

Hong Kong Science Museum
Ranked #44 of 828 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Science Museum offers more than 500 exhibits, most of which are interactive to encourage exploration. With all the hands-on and engaging activities, it's the perfect way to spend an rainy day with the kids.
Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Needs to be updated”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

It's still a cool place with lots of stuff for kids, but many of the exhibits and machines are too old - pictures of people with 70s/80s haircuts abound. An update would surely make it even more impressive, as it's a great thing to have in the city.

Visited August 2011
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Manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“So worth our time and money”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

School-age kids, especially those interested in Science, will love this museum. Coming from shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui, my 7- and 5-year olds were totally whining about how tired they already were from walking, but once they saw the exhibits, all their complaints instantly vanished!! Their favorites were definitely the mirrors/optical illusions at the basement, we practically had to pry them out of there. There was also a super neat brain teasers area that really got my head spinning. The kids also went crazy in the Children's area, where you can do stuff like make gigantic soap bubbles. And those were just a few of the exhibits. There are plenty more on the human body, animals, the environment and natural resources, electricity and batteries, and so much more. Plus, watch out for the energy machine show, where a series of balls go through this amazing 4-storey high series of mazes, twists and turns. There is also this live demonstration of expansion and contraction on matter at the basement (check for times) where a scientist shows how liquid nitrogen can change the shape of metal, balloons, etc. It's conducted entirely in Cantonese, but I appreciated it nonetheless.

We didn't go on the free Wednesday, but I didn't find the admission price that steep. We paid around roughly USD10 for 2 adults and 2 kids.

You can take the MTR to the museum (there are pretty straightforward directions on the website) but you will have to walk a bit from the MTR exit. The museum is on a "quieter" section of Tsim Sha Tsui away from all the hustle and bustle of the major shopping areas. Leaving the museum, we used the connected covered overhead walkway to walk back to the Carnarvon/Granville areas (bring a map!!) where you can look for a taxi or an MTR exit.

All in all, it was an experience my kids and I enjoyed and which kept them fully preoccupied and entertained for 3 hours. And yes, I should add that the facilities were all clean and not outdated at all, unlike other museums. No broken signs or exhibits here.

Visited March 2012
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SG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Free on Wednesday!”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Free entry on Wednesdays! The kids loved this place

Visited June 2011
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Shatin Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“This should be called Childrens Science Museum”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Not really for adults. The Lobby and brochures are very misleading.

Visited January 2012
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“Mindboggling”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

This is a very impressive museum with lots of technology and hands-on activities. There is too much to absorb in one visit but we particularly enjoyed the mirrors! It was good to see so many children enjoying the exhibits and using a musuem pass would be a good option to do one part at a time.

Visited February 2012
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