Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong (must see)

One of the most famous museums in Hong Kong is the Space Museum, managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

The museum has two wings: east and west. The former consists of the nucleus of the museum's planetarium, which has an egg-shaped dome structure. Beneath it are the Stanley Ho Space Theater, the Hall of Space Science, workshops and offices. The west wing houses the Hall of Astronomy, the Lecture Hall, a gift shop and offices.

The planetarium's egg-shaped dome covers more than 8,000 square meters, making it a famous landmark in Hong Kong. It was the first local planetarium for the popularization of astronomy and space science. It even houses a mockup of the nose and cockpit section of the Space Shuttle orbiter.

The museum features two main exhibition halls: the Hall of Space Science is on the ground floor and the Hall of Astronomy on the first floor.

Why You Should Visit:
Exceptional 3D space theatre; sometimes open until late and you can place the 30-40min movie in your agenda before ending the night by viewing the waterfront light show (just a stone throw away).
While the main exhibit area is rather small, there is plenty of action, models & toys for wannabe space explorers and closet geeks in the souvenir shop!

Tip:
The box office to buy tickets is on the outside and every Wednesday entrance to all exhibits is free – but get there early to get a pass, otherwise you'll wait in line for the next opening time.

Opening hours:
Mon, Wed-Fri: 1pm-9pm; Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 10am-9pm;
Closed on Tuesdays (Except public holidays)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Hong Kong Space Museum
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Kowloon Orientation Walk, Hong Kong  

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