Science Museums in Hong Kong

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Science Museums in Hong Kong

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  • fire-tower
    3,063 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had wanted to visit the famed History Museum but were told it was closed for renovation, so we made a detour to the nearby Science Museum. Entrance fee was HKD per person but children who show their student IDs get to enter for free. There are numerous exhibits and many were interactive stations. There was also a video show at specific timings. Worth a visit when travelling with children, but do bring their student cards.
    Written 8 July 2024
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  • Arthur M
    Nottingham, UK280 contributions
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    We had an afternoon to spare and went to the Maritime Museum without great expectations, but it turned out to be a really good museum. The models of early Chinese boats were different to anything we had seen elsewhere and the Engish/Chinese noticeboards were really informative. We learned a lot of history, including why the Opium Wars were so important to the English. Sorry not telling you. Visit and find out :-)
    We spent two hours looking around the museum and would have spent longer if we had not already walked a lot that day.
    The cafeteria above the museum has a separate entry and really deserves a mention. It had nice cakes (the cheesecake was good) and hot and cold drinks, as well as light meals and they give employment to young people with learning difficulties, who were working behind the counter and as servers. All were friendly and helpful. What a good scheme!
    The museum is getting on for 15 minutes walk from the Metro/Tram, but there is a covered walkway with shops all along the route. We came back that way, but went by the ever cheap Hong Kong taxi to save our feet.
    Written 7 July 2024
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  • DipuKV
    Pune, India3,125 contributions
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    While one could not go inside, even from the outside, Hong Kong Space Museum is eye candy. Lovely spot for views of the area as well.
    Written 26 June 2024
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  • meissmart
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    The Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences was established in 1996, there were many exhibits in the museum such as the human body, the old laboratory, The Herbalist shop, and the production of a vaccine for smallpox. I went there on a class trip and went Sai Ing Pun MTR station, exit C. This path was longer than the one Google Maps suggests ( 20 min ) but you don't need to walk up a hill, but there is some inappropriate graffiti on the lampposts, so if you are going there with children be careful. The entrance fee for disabled people or full-time students is 10$ HKD and the price for adults is 20$ HKD. I enjoyed the exhibit in the basement that was not The Herbalist shop because it had an operator room and an autopsy room that said Do Not Enter and had a huge steel door with tons of locks, it also had a window on the side of a room with tools that looked like they were used for torture. Something that could be improved about the exhibit that I enjoyed the most was that they should have something labeled the autopsy room "autopsy room" because It looked kind of like a torture chamber until my teacher told me that it was an autopsy room. The museum should also have guides to explain everything because it was confusing and I didn't understand everything. In the exhibits, they had interactive things to do, for example in one of the exhibits they had something so you could try to do surgery on someone. I would recommend this to people because the exhibits were very educational, I learned a lot about Chinese and Western medicine and how they are different.
    Written 8 November 2023
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,756 contributions
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    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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