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Hong Kong Science Museum

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Address: No.2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 85227323232
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10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Science Museum offers more than 500 exhibits, most of which are...

The Science Museum offers more than 500 exhibits, most of which are interactive to encourage exploration. With all the hands-on and engaging activities, it's the perfect way to spend an rainy day with the kids.

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good for half a day

Interesting though aimed more at children, we went on a Wednesday and were pleasantly surprised to find it was free on that day. Disappointingly there was nowhere to get a snack... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to see. Staff and service were great and attentive. Good for kids too. Just few walks outside the building, we could see a beautiful view of HongKong and the sea.

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nelson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting though aimed more at children, we went on a Wednesday and were pleasantly surprised to find it was free on that day. Disappointingly there was nowhere to get a snack or a hot drink just coin operated cold drink dispensers so dont go around mealtimes.

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Thank elegy
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great museum - even for teenagers - spent a couple of hours escaping the humidity and enjoyed so much we went back in - free to students all days and $200 HKD for adults. Great place and recommended

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the museum just to kill time but having a pleasant surprise. I would say it is better organized and educational than Singapore Science Centre with very much cheaper admission fee. We ended up spending half a day here and having to leave to catch out flight back.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a couple times and find it disappointing. I have been to many so much better and find many containing more information. I have to say its really less than average if you travel and see many science museums. I have tried to like it more but just can't I would not recommend it as a destination place... More 

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Kent, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this museum very geared up for children unlike the Science Museum in London and after a short walk round we left. However, if you have young children this would be a great place to visit as there is a lot of see/touch exhibits. Beware though it was very very busy with locals and their childen.

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked the museum, there were so many things to do and numerous experiments. I had a lot of fun and I would recommend it for anyone, solo, groups, families of al ages

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to rain, we went to both museums Science and History too. They are right next to each other. This was a better choice because of the small children. Very nice place, you can get free entrance if you are lucky. I think it is Thursdays.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also quite interesting . you might enter after the history museum (just in front of it). Tehre are several interesting interactive sections, mirrors, and a gigantic mechanical machine. Worth for kids

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum would be interesting to children as there are many scientific exhibits with hands on participation. They also have periodic live demonstrations involving such things as chemical reactions of common items used for food processing, etc. This exhibit hall has a gigantic roller ball exhibit that goes off once or twice a day where bowling ball size balls are... More 

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Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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