Hong Kong Science Museum
Hong Kong Science Museum 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 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.
English Name: Hong Kong Science Museum
Chinese Name: 香港科技博物馆
Attraction Type: Natural Science, Life Science, Technology, Museum, Tour with Children
Best Time to Visit: whole year
Recommended Visiting Time: about 1-2 hours
Admission Fee: HKD 14-20
Address in English: Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Address in Chinese: 香港九龙尖沙咀东
Why is Hong Kong Science Museum so Special?
Hong Kong Science Museum 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 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.
Where is Hong Kong Science Museum?
The Hong Kong Science Museum is located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, which is next to the Hong Kong Museum of History.
How to Get There?
- MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit B2 and walk along Cameron Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for 18 minutes
- MTR Jordan Station Exit D and walk along Austin Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for 20 minutes
- MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P2 and walk along Chatham Road South for approximately 10 minutes.
- 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.
- Take the Bus No. 973, A20 or A21 to Hong Kong Science Museum, Chatham Road South.
History of Hong Kong Science Museum
The Hong Kong Science Museum was first conceived by the Urban Council in 1976. In 1986, the council hired Hong Kong architecture firm Palmer and Turner to design the museum. It was built by Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited. Construction began in March 1988 and was completed in November 1990. The museum cost HK$340 million. It was officially opened by Governor David Wilson and Urban Council Chairman H.M.G. Forsgate on 18 April 1991. In 2000 the Urban Council was disbanded, and management of the museum became the responsibility of the newly-formed Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Main Attractions in Hong Kong Science Museum
The Hong Kong Science Museum has different scientific exhibits on each floor.
The Energy Machine
This energy machine is located in the center of the exhibition hall on the first and third floors of the museum and is 22 meters (72 feet) high. The mega-mechanical exhibition is the largest of its kind in the world, showing the transformation of energy and motion. It has also become an important symbol of the Hong Kong Science Museum. You can enjoy the feast of hearing and vision through the movement of a ball between the towers.
-1F – Common Cognitive Technology
The underground hall mainly displays common cognitive technology. It consists of life sciences, biodiversity galleries, sports, light and mathematics exhibitions. Visitors can use mirrors, lenses and prisms to do simple optical experiments on the optical workbench.
1F – Computer-based Exhibits
On the first floor, the structure and application of computer and artificial intelligence are introduced, and the exhibits based on computer are displayed. The museum offers a variety of multimedia software in the computer laboratory for visitors to try out. There are Science News Corner, Occupational Safety Hygiene Hall and Electromagnetics Hall.
2F – Daily Technology
The exhibits on the second floor are for daily science and technology, including food science, home science and technology and telecommunications galleries. The most popular attraction on the second floor is the DC-3 aircraft suspended from the ceiling. This is the first passenger plane in Hong Kong. You can learn how to fly a plane in the flight stimulator under the exhibition. The demonstration also explains how sailboats navigate in the upwind and downwind environments.
3F – Energy-saving Methods
On the third floor, different energy-saving methods are introduced, and the problems caused by the use of fossil fuels are analyzed in detail. After visiting the main exhibits, you can acquire systematic scientific knowledge. The Children’s Gallery is the main exhibition on this floor.
Useful Travel Tips
1.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.
P.S. Free for children under 4 years old accompanied by an adult with a ticket and free on Wednesdays
2.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