Hong Kong Science Museum
Exhibit at the Science Museum © Wikimedia Commons
This fascinating museum is consistently ranked highly by tourists. Four floors of exhibits cover a range of hands-on science and technology related subjects, including light, sound, motion, magnetism, electricity, robotics, virtual reality and much more. This museum is extremely popular because of its hands-on approach, allowing children and adults alike to learn through involvement. The most prominent exhibit is a 72-foot (22m) tall twin tower Energy Machine which, when activated, triggers a series of displays to produce spectacular audiovisual effects demonstrating various forms of energy. The Science Museum is a great option for entertaining and educating young minds (and old ones) when the weather is bad, and should keep the whole family occupied for a few hours. For very little children there are fun play areas and a toddler's tumble area. One possible downside of this otherwise wonderful attraction is the lack of anywhere to buy food and refreshments - you are allowed to bring your own snacks so long as you eat in a dedicated food area and not in the museum itself. It is worth bringing refreshments because children are likely to want to spend a few hours at the museum.
Address: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon
Telephone: 2732 3232
Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 7pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am to 9pm. Closed Thursdays.
Admission: HK$25 (adults), HK$12.50 (concessions). Free on Wednesdays.