The Hong Kong Science Museum is a great example of a modern, interactive museum that is educational, enlightening and a lot of fun for all ages. As you enter you will see the impressive sight of a full size DC3 aeroplane suspended from the ceiling but inside are plenty more ways to impress visitors. Lie on a bed of pins, see how renewable energy can charge your phone or see how our lives could be transformed by recycling plastics. There is a total of 18 different sections or galleries to discover and the vast majority of the museum is very ‘hands on’. You can even play a giant game of mouse trap! Dusty display cabinets and longwinded lectures have been thrown away and in its place are live demonstrations, experiments and computer exhibits which you can play and interact with.
The Hong Kong Science Museum is one of the best of its kind in the world and really has enough to entertain for the whole day. Younger children under the age of five might not understand most of the exhibits but the Hong Kong government have gone to great lengths to appeal to everyone. It usually costs HK$25 for adults and HK$12.50 for children and seniors to enter although it is worth noting that every Wednesday the Hong Kong Science Museum offers free entry to everyone. Find the Science Museum in Kowloon, close to Tsim Sha Tsui East Station (exit B2) and Hung Hom Station (exit D).
Hong Kong Science Museum
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
- Address: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2732 3232
- Price Range: HK$25 for adults, HK$12.50