Over 500 fascinating exhibits are displayed for the general public to see, learn and understand through hands-on experience at the Hong Kong Science Museum, located east of Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, in the Kowloon peninsula. It is also located near the Museum of History. The museum is a one-way ticket to insight on a wide range of science-related subjects and technology.
The museum can be reached by taking the MTR from Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit B2 and walking along Cameron Road towards East Tsim Sha Tsui for about 8 minutes. The Hong Kong Science Museum is opened to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 pm to 9 pm and is closed on Thursday (except on public holidays) and the first two days of the Lunar New Year. Constructed in 1990 the four-story building of the museum has 16 separate gallery spaces.
The 22-metre-high twin-tower Energy Machine is the highlight of the museum which produces spectacular audiovisual effects displaying various forms of energy. Another popular attraction among kids is the car which can be driven in an almost real simulation. The museum also enlightens the visitors in fun and interactive methods on subjects of communication, food, magnetism, light, motion, mathematics, computers, transportation and sound. The museum also consists of a lecture hall, a laboratory, a gift shop, a computer classroom, a resource center, a cafeteria and a bookshop. The center also organizes special workshops extension activities and educational programmes based on various science topics for the public. Guided tours will help you with explanations on the exhibits and assist you in operating exhibits. There are different guided tours to suit the handicapped, elderly, group visitors and school students.
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