Hong Kong Science Museum Guide — Everything you need to know!

The Hong Kong Science Museum is a great place for adults and children alike to explore the field of science. Its interactive exhibits promote scientific learning in a fun and enjoyable manner. The museum also holds workshops each month with different themes. Families can enjoy some precious quality time while learning some fascinating science facts!

So, what are some of the latest exhibitions held in the Hong Kong Science Museum? What are some exhibitions to look out for? Big Bang Academy summarised useful information on the latest exhibition themes, tickets, opening hours and transportation of the Hong Kong Science Museum for everyone. 

Overview of the Hong Kong Science Museum


The Hong Kong Science Museum was opened in April 1991. Covering an area of ​​12,000 square meters, the 4-storied museum is home to exhibition and lecture halls, laboratories, classrooms, gift shops, bookstores and more. The museum hopes to promote the sciences to students and society alike through exhibitions, workshops and special programmes. 

The permanent exhibition hall is home to more than 500 exhibits, 70% of which are interactive exhibits. Unlike traditional museums, the Science Museum wants its visitors to learn through interaction and hands-on experiences. Controlling and interacting with exhibits allows visitors to explore scientific principles in unique ways while also having fun.

Additionally , the Science Museum organises special exhibitions regularly with different themes. Along with other promotional activities, visitors could visit the museum from time to time to learn new things without getting bored!

HongKong science museum information

Tickets and Opening Hours

The fees for thematic exhibitions of the Hong Kong Science Museum vary from individual exhibitions. Entry to the Permanent Exhibition Hall is free of charge on Wednesdays. Ticket fees are as follows:

Ticket and fee for hong kong science museum

Entry to the Permanent Exhibition Hall is free for those aged 4 or below alongside a ticketed adult. The Permanent Exhibition Hall is free for entry to full-time students as well.

The museum also offers Museum Passes which offer holders unlimited entry to museums under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department within a period of time (more details here).

The Science Museum closes its ticketing services one hour prior to closing time. The opening hours are as below

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10am to 7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10am to 9pm
  • Thursday (Except for public holidays): Closed for the day

Permanent Exhibition Halls

The Hong Kong Science Museum’s Permanent Exhibition Hall is sized at 6,500 square meters and is home to more than 500 exhibits. Up to 70% of exhibits are interact-able by visitors to foster active learning.

Keep an eye out for the four-storied, largest-of-its-kind  “Energy Machine” exhibit that connects its different components throughout the ceiling of the museum! You can also spot the DC-3 passenger aircraft, which was used as Hong Kong’s first passenger airliner.

The museum’s exhibits pertain to numerous fields of science, including light, sound, motion, electricity and magnetism, mathematics, life sciences, biodiversity, environmental conservation, transportation, telecommunication, food sciences, household sciences and more! There is also a Children’s Gallery and a demonstration zone.

Hong Kong Science museum exhibits infographic

Ground Floor Exhibitions

The ground floor consists of six main exhibitions

🌱  Biodiversity Gallery: Modelled after the wild habitats found in nature, this gallery immerses its visitors into learning about the importance of biodiversity through a plethora of exhibits and displays.

🌲  Jockey Club Environmental Conservation Gallery: Visitors learn about the importance of environmental preservation, conserving natural resources and sustainable lifestyles through a handful of exhibitions.

💡  Light Gallery: Introduces the different properties, applications and phenomena of light.

🎢   Motion Gallery: The interactive exhibits of this gallery (try laying on a bed of nails!) demonstrate the relationship between force and motion.

🌌.  World of Mirrors: Find yourself exploring corridors of unusual reflections and discover illusions powered by intricately placed mirrors!

🔉  Sound Gallery: Introduces the basic properties of sound along with some of its interesting qualities.

First Floor Exhibitions

The first floor consists of two main exhibitions

⚡️  Electricity and Magnetism Gallery: This gallery demonstrates the different properties and phenomena of electricity and magnetism through a series of interactive exhibits. 

🌿.  Earth Science Gallery: Divided in four main themes, this gallery consists of a whopping 28 individual exhibits, each explaining the formation and consequences of natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis etc. The gallery also holds geology workshops every month to further people’s understanding of the earth’s geography.

Second Floor Exhibitions

The second floor consists of five main exhibitions

🍝  Food Science Gallery: This gallery demonstrates the relationship between food and health by visualising the ingredients of food.

📺  Home Technology Gallery: Visitors can learn about the structure of home appliances and their important safety measures

🚂  Transportation Gallery: Introduces the technology used in our daily transportation and the scientific principles behind it. (p.s. you’ll be able to find a real airplane hanging from the ceiling!)

➗  Mathematics Gallery: Visitors can challenge themselves with a range of “Brain Teasing” puzzles in the Brain Teaser corner and explore the interesting side of mathematics!

🤖  Robohelpers: This gallery introduces the ways that robotics are transforming the lives of humans, from the workplace to our homes. This gallery has now been closed in preparation for a new exhibition.

Third Floor - Children’s Gallery 🧒

On the third floor is a playground-type gallery designed for young children. With exhibits designed by Cité des sciences et de l'industrie (City of Science and Industry of France) and the Hong Kong Science Museum, the gallery aims to let children experience science through play.

Some exciting exhibits include - “Big Kid’s Work Site'', “Build your own Coaster”, “Cloud Ring”, “Time Tower” and “Hidden Animals”. Along with seasonal workshops, children will be able to explore the spectacles of science in their own way!

The Children’s Gallery only allows entry to children under 160cm under adult supervision. Visitors must follow the rules below 

  • Avoid bringing baby strollers (you could temporarily place them at a storage facility, next to the museum entrance inside the museum)
  • No eating or drinking
  • Please arrive and leave the venue punctually to scheduled events 
  • Please tidy up after yourselves after playing

Information on Public Transport

transport information to Hong Kong Science Museum

Drivers can park their private cars in facilities near the museum such as East Ocean Centre, Concordia Centre, Harbour Crystal Centre and Hilton Towers etc.

Collaboration between Big Bang Academy and the Hong Kong Science Museum

Big Bang Academy Workshop in Hong Kong Science Museum
Big Bang Academy's [Brain]Storm workshop, held in the Hong Kong Science Museum

In cooperation with the General Consulate of France, Big Bang Academy kicked off this year’s French Science Festival hosted at the Hong Kong Science Museum. With the theme of [Brain]Storm, we brought knowledge about the brain to children in our very own STEAM workshops.

Children learnt about the structure and functions of different parts of the brain. 

Obviously, it’s not a Big Bang Academy workshop without hands-on experiments! Children participating in our workshop got to build electrical 3D diagrams and conduct brain-melting chemical reactions!!

As a leading STEAM Academy in Asia, Big Bang Academy provides seasonal STEAM camps, workshops and an award-winning e-learning platform to inspire children to think scientifically!

Learn with Fun Science Adventures — Big Bang Lab

Other than visiting the Science Museum, you and your child can also visit Big Bang Lab an online platform that turns science concepts into fun, interactive and bite-sized lessons. An extension of Big Bang Academy’s widely accredited curriculum, you and your child can explore the sciences through interactive story-based videos from the comfort of your home! (needs cutting)

From Dinosaurs to Electricity, your child can choose from our growing range of topics to learn about! Our bite-sized, story-driven lessons immerse your child into each video. Questions and mini games are also woven into each lesson to strengthen children's understanding of the concepts taught from time to time. 

At the end of each lesson, there is a video of a small experiment/students are encouraged to perform a small experiment. Through this hybrid learning model, children can practice the teaching content by conducting hands-on experiments, gaining a deeper understanding of the knowledge they’ve just learnt.

Source:Hong Kong Science Museum

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