Hong Kong Science Museum

Opened in 1992, the Hong Kong Science Museum has become a good place to explore scientific knowledge. The museum stands in the east of Tsim Sha Tsui, beside the Hong Kong Museum of History and Harbour City, with a total area of 1.6 acres (about 6,480 square meters). It contains 500 exhibits with five major themes, namely, the introduction of exhibition, natural science, life science, technology, and children's gallery designed for children aged three to seven. The five-themed exhibits are distributed in 17 exhibition areas. Of all the exhibits, 70% are admitted to touch and operate for visitors. The museum is suitable for families with children to go. The interpretations of exhibits are easy to understand. Besides, the interactive games are helpful to children's intellectual development.

Map of Hong Kong Science Museum
Map of Hong Kong Science Museum

The Hong Kong Science Museum has different scientific exhibits on each floor:

The Energy Machine

Located in the center of the exhibition hall of the museum from -1F to 3F, the Energy Machine reaches 22 meters (72 feet) in height. The giant machine exhibit is the largest of its kind in the world, and shows the transformation of energy and movement. It has also become an important symbol of Hong Kong Science Museum. You can get an auditory and visual feast through the movement of a ball amid two towers.
 

-1F - Common Cognitive Technology

The underground lobby mainly displays common cognitive technologies. It is composed of life science, biodiversity gallery, motion, light, and mathematics exhibitions. Visitors can use mirrors, lenses and prisms to do some simple optical experiments on the optical working tables.
 

1F - Computer-based Exhibits

The structure and application of computer, and artificial intelligence are introduced on the first floor, which shows computer-based exhibits. The museum provides a variety of multimedia software in the computer lab for visitors to try out. There are Science News Corner, Occupational Safety and Health Gallery, and Electricity and Magnetism Gallery.
 

2F - Daily Technology

The exhibits on the second floor are oriented to daily technology, including Food Science, Home Technology, and Telecommunications Gallery. The most popular attraction on the second floor is the DC-3 Airplane, hanging on the ceiling. It’s the first airliner of Hong Kong. You can learn to fly a plane on the flight stimulator under the exhibit. The demonstration also explains how the sailboat can sail in the upwind and downwind environments.
 

3F - Energy-saving Methods

The third floor concentrates on different energy-saving methods, with a detailed analysis of the problem that the use of fossil fuels brought about. You can get a systematic knowledge of science after viewing the major exhibits. Children’s Gallery is the main exhibition on this floor.

The museum is equipped with many facilities including a lecture hall, resource center, gift shops, and bookstores. Apart from the permanent exhibition halls, the museum regularly organizes some special exhibitions to introduce new technology. It also offers a chance to join in the popular activities of science for the public.
 

Daily Science Demonstration Timetable

 Not available on Thursdays.
10:30 Liquid Nitrogen
11:30 Transportation
13:30 Artificial Clouds
 Note: The demonstration at this point of time is unavailable on Sat, Sun and public holidays.
14:30 Transportation
15:30  Artificial Clouds
16:30  Molecular Gastronomy
17:30 Liquid Nitrogen
 

How to get to Hong Kong Science Museum

By MTR
1. Take the West Rail Line and get off at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Get out from Exit P2. Then walk along Chatham Road south for about 10 minutes.
2 Take the Tsuen Wan Line of MTR and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Get out from Exit B2. Then walk for about 18 minutes along Cameron Road.
3. Take the East Rail Line and get off at Hung Hom Station. Get out from Exit D1. Then walk along the foot bridge towards East Tsim Sha Tsui for around 15 minutes.

By Bus 
1. Take the bus no. 5, 5C, 5P, 5X, 8, 8A, 13X, 26, 28, 35A, or 41A, and get off at Hong Kong Science Museum Station.
2. Take the bus no. 973, A20 or A21 to Hong Kong Science Museum, Chatham Road South.
 
Entrance Fee Standard Ticket: HK$20
Group Ticket: HK$14 for a group of more than 20 visitors
Concessionary Ticket: HK$10 for disabled visitors, and seniors aged 60 or above.
 Notes:
1. Free for children under 4 years old accompanied by an adult with a ticket
2. Free on Wednesdays
Opening Hours Monday to Wednesday, Friday: 10:00-19:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 10:00-21:00
Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve: 10:00-17:00
Closed on Thursdays (except holidays) and the first two days of Chinese New Year
- Last modified on Sep. 28, 2018 -

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