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“Good, small museum for kids, excellent temporary exhibition on Julius Ceasar”

Hong Kong Science Museum
Ranked #45 of 847 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.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Right opposite the HK Museum of History, the Science Museum is a small collection of small galleries mainly for kids. But the quality of exhibits and the imaginative presentation means that only an exceptionally clever or dull adult will come away without learning something new.

Aviation enthusiasts will love the very first DC-3 operated by Cathay Pacific, ‘Betsy’ which hangs from the ceiling in the Transport gallery. The temporary exhibition on Julius Caesar was superb, with wooden scale models of many Roman military and civil inventions which contributed to the success of the Roman Empire. This exhibition made the entry fee worth it, otherwise it is a bit on the high side at $25. A small shop sells good books and toys for kids.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a great museum to take your kids to. Lots of interactive and educational exhibits. Simulators were a lot fun, even for the big ones. We watched a 3d space show while there. Plus the entrance fee was cheap.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We decied to visit this attraction as we were already in Kowloon. Very cheap to get in and free on Wednesdays. The security guard at the door said we were wasting our time as it was at least 15 years out of date. He was not wrong. However we managed to spend an hour wandering round the exhibits and tried some of the interactive ones.

Thank sags1948
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Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I had to drag the kids out if it, there are lots of interactive exibits and the kids loved it, you will even find yourself playing with them. Had to leave before we got all the way around because I was hungry.

Thank Ronnie A
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We booked a hotel along Cameron Road and found that the Hong Kong Science Museum was within walking distance from our hotel. From Cameron Road, head towards Chatham Road. Turn left when you reach Chatham Road and walk towards the footbridge. Cross the footbridge and follow the signs to the Science Museum. We went to the museum on our last full day in Hong Kong. We were waiting for the malls to open at 11am and found that the museum will be open at 10am so we decided to check it out. We were very glad that we did. Ticket prices were very easy on the pocket. (HKD 25 for adults / HKD 12.50 for students). It was entertaining and educational at the same time. The exhibits/displays encourage exploration and interaction. The top level is a dedicated fun and interactive activity area for young children (and adults with young minds - haha). It had a tumble area for toddlers, bubble maker, ring cloud maker and more (sorry if I didn’t name the displays correctly). We thought one hour will be enough to spend but we left after 2 hours only because we were hungry. We went on a Saturday but only a handful of people were in the museum (which was great because we got to play with all the displays). Everyone else is probably in Ocean Park or Disneyland.

The kids enjoyed the museum as much as they enjoyed the parks... if not even more. I would not give it a miss. You could do as we did and come to the museum as soon as it opens. En route to the museum along Cameron Road, you will pass Charlie Brown Cafe. We had breakfast here and killed time reading Charlie Brown comic books before heading to the museum a few minutes to opening time (10am).

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