Hong Kong is home to some great historical features. However, the city also boasts by a modern Science Museum. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui East, this Museum is the epicenter of modern science and innovations in technology. There are about 500 science-related exhibits in the permanent exhibition area. These exhibits are based on different divisions of modern science, including robotics, transportation, simulation, light, telecommunications, sound, motion, electronics and virtual reality.
The highlight of the museum is definitely the 22-meter high twin tower Energy Machine. This machine creates re-usable energy converting mechanical energy of movement of balls into kinetic energy. The machine is the largest of its kind in the world. Everybody who visit the museum is fascinated by the dynamics behind the Energy Machine. It's very hard, almost impossible to comprehend how it works and this makes its even more incredible. Another unmistakable feature is the DC3 liner that is hanging on the ceiling. Also, the Hong Kong Science Museum offers a very exciting exhibit for children, the Computer Area, which features a real but stationary vehicle. Visitors will try to drive the vehicle but in simulated mode, while facing the normal road challenges like accidents. A small-sized stationary aircraft is also present. Visitors have a chance to watch a video of a flight around Hong Kong inside the cockpit, an experience that many people find amusing and fun.
The permanent exhibition area features a total of 16 galleries located on 4 floors with a wide range of Science and Technology topics and themes. Unlike other Museums where visitors are just allowed to view, here visitors are engaged and participate in demonstrations hence getting good feel of possibilities of the future.
- G/F Exhibition Hall: Jockey Club Environmental Conservation Gallery, Life Sciences, Light, Mathematics, Motion, Sound, World of Mirrors.
- 1/F Exhibition Hall: E&M Gallery, OSH Gallery.
- 2/F Exhibition Hall: Food Science, Home Technology, Science News Corner, Telecommunications Gallery, Transportation.
- 3/F Exhibition Hall: Energy Efficiency Centre, Children Gallery.
The admission fee is HK$25 and free on Wednesdays.