Amongst the best family attractions, the Hong Kong Science Museum is known for its many interactive exhibits that provide a fun and engaging learning experience about the world we live in.
Planning a Visit
This attraction is in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon, just a five-minute walk from Park Hotel Hong Kong. Those staying further away can take a taxi here or make use of the MTR; nearby, one will find the Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan and Hung Hom MTR stations. Check the official museum website (https://hk.science.museum/en_US/web/scm/visit.html) to find out any updated entry requirements.
What to Expect
There are more than 500 exhibits with interactive elements here and those visiting from a nearby hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong can enjoy more time at various themed galleries. Find out about biological evolution at the Biodiversity Gallery, create rivers and hills in a sandbox at the Earth Science Gallery and be intrigued by the World of Mirrors; you can also enjoy the electrifying plasma globe at the Electricity and Magnetism Gallery and more.
Targeting inquisitive minds, the Children’s Gallery offers young visitors a chance to play and learn at the same time. The special exhibits in this section encourage children to use their imagination as well as develop social skills as they work together to complete certain missions. There’s an onsite workshop and you can find out what’s on offer by checking the daily programme schedule.
Special mention needs to be made of the Energy Machine which spans a height of 22 metres, the largest of its kind on the planet! A key attraction at the Hong Kong Science Museum, this machine gives observers a chance to witness a demonstration of how numerous balls rolling along tracks between and amidst two towers create visual and sound effects.