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Hong Kong Science Museum

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Hong Kong Science Museum

Hong Kong Science Museum
Traditional Chinese 香港科學館
Simplified Chinese 香港科学馆
One of the exhibits at the Science Museum: The 'Energy Machine', which demonstrates how the potential energy of a dropped ball converts into other forms of energy throughout the track.

The Hong Kong Science Museum (Chinese: 香港科學館) is a science-themed museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong, China, located next to the Hong Kong Museum of History.

The museum has Cathay Pacific's first DC3 airliner suspended from the ceiling.

The most popular exhibition items for children are a computer area, a real (but stationary) car in which visitors can attempt to drive in a driving simulation while avoiding accidents, speeding, and excessive fuel usage, and a small life-sized stationary aircraft with a video of a flight around Hong Kong playing inside the cockpit. Refreshments are provided at a small cafe.

About 500 exhibits are displayed in the permanent exhibition area. The most prominent exhibit is the 22-m high twin-tower Energy Machine which is the largest of its kind in the world. A total of 18 galleries cover a wide range of science and technology topics including light, sound, motion, electricity and magnetism, mathematics, life science, geography, meteorology, computer, transportation, communication, food science, energy/energy conservation and home technology. About 80% of the exhibits are participatory so that visitors may learn through direct involvement.

The museum staff also performs daily, live demonstrations, many of which are designed for younger visitors.

Transportation

The museum is accessible within walking distance South West from Hung Hom Station of MTR.

See also

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