Hong Kong Science Museum

Hong Kong Science Museum (香港科學館) occupies an exhibition area of 6,500 square meters, where most of the exhibitions are suitable for visitors of all ages. This is the museum in which you can observe, experience and touch science first-hand since it is not just about watching things protected in the glass, but also getting the chance to play with exhibited stuff, where most of them are interactive.

There are many things that can be very interesting and appealing for children, such as a computer area, stationary aircrafts, a car in which visitors can simulate driving, and many more technological devices, that make this museum a huge attraction.  The most famous among 500 exhibits is the 22-m high twin-tower Energy Machine. This largest machine of its kind in the world, presents energy conversion from one form to another. In total, there are 17 galleries, and they cover a wide range of science and technology topics, including mathematics, life science, energy, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, motion, geography, meteorology, computer science, transportation and communication, food science, and home technology.  It is interesting that the museum staff also performs live demonstrations, usually designed for younger visitors.

Besides the regular exhibition area, there is a huge lecture hall, a computer, and a regular classroom, a laboratory, a resource center, a gift and a bookshop, for visitors who want to save memories of the museum. In many ways, this museum can be described as a perfect place for learning science through some fun activities and science programs. Taking in consideration the enjoyable environment, the museum contributed popularizing science to the public and supporting its teaching at schools. The Hong Kong Science Museum is the place where visitors, especially children, unlike in traditional museums, can explore science in their own way and experience the funny side of learning new things.

Location: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Web address: hk.science.museum
Phone number: 27 32 3232
Entrance fee: HK$25 for adults; HK$17.5 for people with disabilities, students, and seniors. Free on Wednesdays.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed & Fri: 10:00 – 19:00; Sat & Sun: 10:00 – 21:00; Closed on Thursdays.
Metro: Hung Hom Station. Follow footbridge towards Tsim Sha Tshui East for 15 minutes.
Recommended time for a visit: 2-4 hours