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“Great fun, even better if you can time your visit carefully” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hong Kong Science Museum

Hong Kong Science Museum
Ranked #43 of 807 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.
Perth, Australia
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“Great fun, even better if you can time your visit carefully”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

A really great place to visit with kids (when I visited mine were 11 and almost 9, both science museum veterans). A lot of variety of displays to look at, mirrors to pose in front of and enjoy the cool effects, puzzles to work out, electricity, bubbles, etc etc. Very interactive and a lot of fun - would suit both those inclined to sit and read and those who are too impatient for anything that doesn't involve being active. Also a really nice change from sightseeing, and can break up a holiday nicely.

Only negative was lack of food available - we had assumed there would be a cafe but there was not so had to wait until going across to the History Museum to eat - so definitely worth taking snacks or at least making sure you eat before - although it is a sign of how great it is that my kids had not had breakfast before (as planned to eat there) and still lasted 4.5 hours!

Would definitely recommend timing your visit for a less busy time - in our case we visited first thing on a Sunday - for the first few hours it was very quiet and we were able to do almost everything without waiting (or when waiting, just a minute or two), enjoy the mirrors alone (recommend doing this first as makes for some great photos) etc - in the last hour or two it was noticeably more crowded, but we were still able to find lots to do, and get to everything in the electricity display.

Visited April 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Four floors of buttons,knobs and levers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Its a bargain. If you have kids under 16, its a must. If you don't have kids go anyway. We did'nt have time for the basement floor but the rest of it was just fantastic. The kids had a wonderful morning and have given it 5*

Visited February 2013
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Guangzhou, China
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“Good interactive displays for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Less of a science museum in general and more of a space museum focused on rockets etc., but nonetheless interesting. There are display boards everywhere with loads of interesting information, but not so much that it puts you off reading them.

Along with the display board next to hefty models of spacecraft etc., there are load of interactive games and displays that all the kids there seemed to love, even a 'walking on the moon' simulation where you can be strapped into a harness and walk across a rocky surface feeling as light as you would on the moon.
The 'inside a spacecraft' area wasn't great, although it looks pretty impressive from the outside.

The exhibition itself is free, but there is a fee for the show which I didn't go to.

It's also in a great location, right next to the Museum of Art and the Museum of History, about two-five minutes walking distance from the harbour and Star Ferry Pier.

Visited January 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Science lessons”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

At the time of my visit, there was a Rome/Caesar exhibit which was very interesting. It showed the advance science concepts that Romans used to enrich their empire.

Going to the main museum, there were several groups of kinder, grade school and even high school children doing the tour. Every science concept in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics can be studied in this museum. It is no wonder Hong Kong people are so scientifically inclined and methodical in thinking. You would be, if you were exposed to this museum from a young age to pre- college.

Nonetheless, it would also be useful for older people to visit the museum in order to review their science concepts. It was like a trip back to the time I was in school studying science.

Visited January 2013
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“Good, small museum for kids, excellent temporary exhibition on Julius Ceasar”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2013
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