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Monday, January 17, 2011

Hong Kong Space Museum

The egg-shaped dome at the waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour is the Hong Kong Space Museum. With a mission to promote astronomy and space science, the Hong Kong Space Museum displays a collection of interactive exhibits since it's grand opening in 1980.

The Hong Kong Space Museum

Unfortunately, majority of these exhibits have not been updated since 1980! I supposed the good side is that kids from the new millennium can learn the same knowledge from exactly the same exhibits as the kids in the 1980s? There is however a "new" section on China's recent achievements in space.


The "egg" is a 23-metre hemispherical screen of the Space Theatre. It was Hong Kong's first IMAX cinemas, where the audience sleeps on la-z-boy style chairs and enjoy 30 to 45 minutes space or science related movies. The projector system went through major upgrades in 2008. Watching an IMAX movie on a hemispherical screen is an unique experience. 

Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Travel Tips:
  • Admission is $10 HK, entry to the Space Museum only.
  • Closed on Tuesdays (except Public Holidays).
  • Tickets to the Space Theater movies are sold separately around $30 HK.
  • A visit the Space Theater (only) is recommended.
  • Ear phones will be provided inside the Theater, with English, Mandarin and Cantonese audio tracks to choose from.


Nearby Attractions (within walking distance):