Science Museums in Hong Kong

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Science Museums in Hong Kong

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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China157,307 contributions
    The Hong Kong Science Museum is one of best family attractions in Kowloon. It is located along Science Museum Road just across from the Hong Kong Museum of History in TST East. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm (weekdays) and 10am to 9pm (weekends), closed on Thursdays. Entry fee is HK$20 per person (free for children under 4).

    The museum is spread out over 4 floors and includes 5-6 themed areas around Natural Science, Earth Science, Climate, Motion, Magnetism, Sound and Light. There is a Palaeontology themed gallery under preparation presently that will open later in 2022.

    Within the various galleries there are over 750 exhibitions, over 500 being interactive and children friendly, providing several hours of interesting activities, hands-on activities and learning experiences for the little ones. There is also a 4-storey, 22 metre tall Energy Machine as well which can be viewed and enjoyed from all levels when it has been activated.

    The Science Museum has a gift shop on the ground floor and a small seating area with a handful of tables and drink machines. Otherwise, there are no eateries inside. The good news, you are just a few minutes away from quite a few casual and fast-food restaurants and coffee shops at the Science Museum Path at New Mandarin Plaza just south of the museum.

    In short, the Hong Kong Science Museum is a fun place for families, especially during the hot summer months when trying to avoid the heat and rain. It is a good venue for anyone looking for air-conditioned place to spend a few hours, entertaining children as well as adults with a general interest in science.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Manuel
    Taipei, Taiwan3 contributions
    First time time to visit the space museum and I liked the place but maybe not so much for couples. I rather prefer more open spaces and this was very dark.
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
    Moscow, Russia112,205 contributions
    The building was built in 1906. It was designed as the Bacteriological Institute, and after the Second World War it was renamed the Pathological Institute.
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China157,307 contributions
    This is the Chinese listing for the Hong Kong Science Museum, which is one of the very best child-friendly attractions in Hong Kong and a perfect place to take the kids on a rainy or hot day. Located right next to the equally excellent Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Museum of Science offers four floors of endless science inspired fun.

    Here over 650 exhibitions are presently on display, with over 500 of them being interactive, meaning your kids (and curious adults) have hours of different things to try in this museum. Many exhibits are simple while others are more engaging and interactive. Collectively, they can easily occupy your time for several hours. This is why this particular museum is an excellent choice on bad weather days.

    There is much to like about this museum. We particularly enjoy the 22-meter tall ‘Energy Machine’ that is turned on every couple of hour. Here you can see a system of balls that are set in motion, every couple of hours, seeming to fly around the museum, producing different sounds and visual effects. You won’t be able to miss this main attraction as it takes place over a large portion of the museum. When its running, you can’t really avoid it.

    We also enjoy the Life Science gallery on the ground floor, finding many of the exhibits there quite interesting, lots of interactive stuff for the families in this area. The Hall of Mirrors, on the same floor is quite fun. Other areas we like are the E&M gallery and its series of magnet exhibitions (1/F) as well as the prototype and telecommunication galleries on the second floor (2/F). On the 3/F there is a children’s room with actual play areas, giant bubble making and other fun activities designed for the little ones, as if there wasn’t enough for them to do in this museum already.

    The Hong Kong Science Museum also frequently has special exhibitions. Presently there is a Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs exhibition (until April 2014), these provide another reason to consider a visit to this attraction for families. You can check out what is going on by visiting the Science Museum website.

    Unfortunately there is no café at the museum and only a few vending machines with cheap drinks. On busy days, these few machines can be emptied of beverages, which we have discovered during the hot summer months. Fortunately, you can walk over to the HK Museum of History, which is just a couple of minutes across a shared terrace and visit the café there. Or if you are finished with the museum and want more fun atmosphere, you can walk down to Cameroon road and visit the fun Charlie Brown Cafe, just a 5-6 minute walk from the museum, making a great way to end the day, especially for those with kiddies.

    Overall, this is probably one of Hong Kong’s best museums due to the large number of family and child-friendly things to do and see here. Not only is it a fun place for kiddies, its entertaining for adults who have a curious mind as well. Entrance fee is more expensive than other HK museums at HK$25 per adult, HK$12.5 for children and free for those under 4 years of age, but you easily get what you pay for with the HK Museum of Science. The museum is free to visit on Wednesdays.
    Written 13 January 2014
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