Hong Kong Science Museum
Basic Facts of the Hong Kong Science Museum
Chinese Name: 香港科技馆 Pronunciation: Xiānggǎng Kējìguǎn
Building Time: 1991
Land Area: 6,500 square meters
Suggested Visiting Hours: 1-2 Hours
Address: Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (Note: Museum is closed on Thursdays, except for public holidays)
Building Function: Hong Kong Science Museum encourages visitors to discover the scientific principles through hands-on exercise, allowing them to experience the fun of exploration and learning.
Admission Ticket Fare
1. Children under 4 years old are free of charge for the admission fee.
2. Admission is free to all visitors on Wednesdays.
3. There may be an additional charge for special exhibitions in the gallery.
4. Valid identification is required to purchase a preferential ticket.
5. The preferential ticket is suitable for the seniors aged 60 or above.
6. The ticketing office opens at 10:00 am and closes one hour before the museum closes.
7. Inquiry hotline: 2732 3232
Introduction of the Hong Kong Science Museum
Hong Kong Science Museum
Opened to the public in April 1991, the Hong Kong Science Museum has always been the ideal place for people to pursue scientific knowledge. It has made an outstanding contribution to popularizing scientific knowledge by holding a series of high-quality exhibitions and interesting science programs. Besides, it has been working with schools to promote science education. Unlike a traditional museum, it encourages visitors to discover the scientific principles through hands-on exercise, allowing them to experience the fun of exploration and learning.
The total area of the exhibition rooms in the Museum is 6,500 square meters. It boasts 500 exhibits on display of which 70 percent are interactive exhibits for people of all ages. The most notable exhibit is the “Energy Shuttle” which is the largest of its kind in the world. The DC-3 airport is another treasure of the museum, which is Hong Kong’s first plane and the first assembled exhibit in the museum.
The Science Museum has a special-purpose exhibition room of 745 square meters comprising 295-seat lecture halls, resource centers, as well as a gift shop and a bookshop.
In addition to permanent exhibitions, the museum also regularly organizes special scientific exhibitions and educational activities to popularize new knowledge.
History of the Hong Kong Science Museum
In 1976, the Urban Council of Hong Kong first conceived the idea of building a science museum. In the 1980s, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government put it into action. Construction of the building began in 1988 and was completed in 1990.
In 2000, the establishment of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department took over the management of the Hong Kong Science Museum and all government museums, marking a new era in the development of Hong Kong museums.
In 2018, 120 mechanical clocks and watches were collected by the Palace Museum, and a full landscape map along the ancient Silk Road was displayed at the Museum, offering visitors an innovative cultural tour.
Must-visit Attractions at the Hong Kong Science Museum
Electricity and Magnetism Gallery
Electricity and Magnetism Gallery
This Gallery boasts a series of carefully designed interactive products that show the fantastic phenomena of magnetism and electricity. “Current Drove Magnets” explains how electric motors work in a simple and easy-to-understand way, while “Human Conducted Electricity” shows how the human body can conduct electricity. The “Amazing Plasma” allows visitors to get a close look at lightning generated by plasma discharging and interact with these dancing arcs of light.
The Energy Machine is set in the center of the Science Museum’s exhibition hall. It is a huge exhibit about twenty meters high. The large exhibit shows the visitors the transformation between energy and movement. The ball shuttling back and forth between the two towers creates a series of sounds and gorgeous visual effects.
The Gallery provides an educational and entertaining experience for young children. The Little Engineer teaches children the process of building a house and encourages cooperation and teamwork among children. The Rollercoaster lets children work together to assemble rollercoaster toy tracks and discover the science behind them. “Circulating Clouds” creates a lot of circulating clouds to stimulate children’s curiosity about science. “The rolling-around ball” and “Where are the animals” allow children to exercise their competence of observation and develop their sense of space.
Suggested Travel Route
Biodiversity Gallery→Electricity and Magnetism Gallery→Telecommunications Gallery→Children’s Gallery→Energy Machine→Science Demonstration
How to Get to the Hong Kong Science Museum
Take KMB 5, 5C, 8, 8A, 13X, 26, 28, 35A, 41A, 81C, 87D, 98D, 110, 208, 215X, 219X, 224X, 268B, 269B, 260X, Citybus A21 or A20 to get off at Hong Kong Science Museum station.
Take KMB 13X, 26, 35A, 41A, 98D or 208 and get off at Tsim Sha Tsui (East) Bus Terminus.
Take the Tsuen Wan Line, get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit B2 and walk along Cameron Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for about 13 minutes(about 800 meters).
Chinese: 请带我去香港科技馆。English:Please take me to the Hong Kong Science Museum.
If you go to Hong Kong Science Museum from Hong Kong International Airport, it takes about 35 minutes(about 250 HKD).
If you go to Hong Kong Science Museum from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, it takes about 10 minutes (about 25 HKD).
If you go to Hong Kong Science Museum from Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, it takes about 15 minutes(about 40 HKD).
The Exhibition Hall
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