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“Fantastic science centre - hours of entertainment”

Macao Science Center
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Ranked #19 of 258 things to do in Macau
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Excellent science centre with a huge range of displays for all ages and most largely interactive: some very simple and others more technical. Some original activities which children found great fun such as filming your own weather segment and driving cars through the simulated city if Macau.
The facility was set up for tourists and most displays were written in 3 languages - spanish, chinese and english. It was excpetionally clean and well maintained and hand steriliser everywhere which is great when using so many interactive displays. We only had 3 hrs at the centre but could have easily had 5 hours.
Mc Donalds and coffee shop on the ground floor, great toilet facilities and well serviced by public transport.
We went on a weekday so obviously missed the crowds which was good as we didnt have to wait to use any activities.
The young childrens science section was very good and a great way of introducing toddlers to science.
An exceptional facility - well worth a visit.

Thank Starfish2201
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

My friend and I enjoyed ourselves very much at the Science center. There are lots of interactive games and we spent more than 3 hours playing most of them and got way back of our schedule. You can get a great panoramic view of Macau at the top floor. I would certainly come here again with my family as it is a good chance to play and learn.

Thank Debby9111
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

The science centre is modern and equipped with a lot of great stuff but the maintenance part of it have to be improved. During our visit, most of the item is not functioning therefore it actually reduce the overall experience. This place have a lot of potential for tourist if the maintenance is look after explicitly. Maybe there have improved now. Otherwise I would recommend those with child to visit this place to kill time.

1  Thank kentkflee
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

It has different sections where children learn secrets of science and even how it works. The planetarium has a different entrance fee and time sched for the 3D shows. There is a Mc Cafe' at the ground floor with a very nice view of the pier and the bridge,

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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Lots to see here. I was there an hour and could have stayed three or four. Highly interactive exhibits.

1  Thank babylovecat
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