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Hong Kong Science Museum – A Place For Experimental Exhibition

May 18, 2021

Name (English): Hong Kong Science Museum
Name (Chinese): 香港科學館
Category: Uncategorized
Phone Number: +852 2732 3232
Address (English): 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Address (Chinese): 九龍尖沙咀東部科學館道二號
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/e5kqDB3ZZ4ivWNje6
Address longitude and latitude: 22.301188872850815, 114.1775994091926
Nearest MTR Station: Tsim Sha Tsui East Station Exit P2
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/V29yag3mJvRh5SuA8
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.297325147730117, 114.17614309004658
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 9-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui East MTR Exit P2
Opening Hours:
MON 10:00 – 19:00
TUE 10:00 – 19:00
WED 10:00 – 19:00
THU Closed
FRI 10:00 – 19:00
SAT 10:00 – 21:00
SUN 10:00 – 21:00
Budget (per person): HKD5-20
Recommended Time to Visit: Any opening hours
Accessibility Note: Easy access
Reminder: Free admission for children under 4 and full-time students. Free admission on Wednesdays. (Special exhibition exclusive)

In need for a day out with the hyperactive kids, or a fun day out to make an impression on your date who seems smarter than you? The Science Museum is perhaps an underrated destination just for you! The beauty of the museum is that it doesn’t feel nerdy at all, but more like an indoors amusement park (sans the ride, obviously).

Spanning over four floors, and categories like food science, electricity, biology, and more, the exhibits are mostly interactive and some, created in a rather kitschy 90s to 2000 vibe, which makes it all the more entertaining.

As you go down the escalator to the galleries, you will pass by the largest Goldberg machine in the world. 22 metres high, the Goldberg machine entitled Energy Machine contains small balls that traverse up and down the massive tower, going past a neon wall, a gong, some chimes, drums and more. The whole track is 1.6km and takes about 1.5 minutes for a ball to complete its course. 

There are plenty of Instagram spots, for example the Electricity and Magnetism gallery, in which hangs colourful neon lights. Exhibits below explain how electricity works through fun and safe engagements, some requiring more than one person to activate.

The House of Mirrors is one of the most popular galleries, full of trick mirrors that distort your reflection and your point of view with trompe l’oeil effects.

The Biology gallery is also full of surprisingly delightful yet informative exhibits, for example a bizarre viewfinder in the shape of various animals’ heads like a fish, in which you poke your head through and see the world through their lenses.

The museum also holds special themed exhibitions, all worth checking out during your visit. 

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