Hong Kong Space Museum

The Hong Kong Space Museum (CN: 香港太空館) is conveniently on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. The museum features two permanent exhibitions being the Hall of Cosmos and Hall of Space Exploration housing 100 exhibits. Most of the exhibits are interactive and highly enjoyable and informative, no matter your age. There is also the Stanley Ho Space Theatre which shows 3D Omnimax space-related short features, see here for showtimes. It’s a recommended attraction and you can spend 1-2 hours here.

The Hong Kong Space Museum is closed on Tuesdays and opens Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 1pm – 9pm and Sat, Sun 10am to 9pm.

Admission: to the exhibitions is 10HKD and the Stanley Ho Theatre is from 12HKD concession and 24HKD adult.

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Wikipedia Says

History

The idea of a planetarium was originally proposed in 1961 by the Urban Council. Ten years later, the Urban Services Department (USD) set up a working group to study overseas experience in establishing planetariums. The study was aimed at laying the groundwork for setting up the future Hong Kong Space Museum. The Hong Kong Government decided to build the museum at Tsim Sha Tsui and invited Mr. Joseph Liu to serve as Planetarium Advisor.

In 1974, The USD signed a contract with the Carl Zeiss Company to purchase a planetarium and other equipment with a price of HK$3,050,000.

Construction commenced in 1977 and the museum opened on 8 October 1980. The museum contained the world’s first computerized planetarium. In the 2008-2009 financial year, there were about 590,000 visits to the museum.

In 2015, in order to carry out renovation work, the exhibition hall in the Sky Hall was closed on October 5 and reopened on April 25, 2018.

Facilities

The museum has two wings: east wing and west wing. 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 Theatre, 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 metres, making it a famous landmark in Hong Kong. It was the first local planetarium for the popularisation of astronomy and space science. The computerized star imager in the Sky Gallery of the Space Museum is capable of simulating the sky through optical principles, projecting 8,000 stars onto the hemisphere screen of the Planetarium.

There is also a mockup of the nose and cockpit section of the Space Shuttle orbiter.

Exhibition halls

Hong Kong Space Museum has two thematic exhibition halls: the Hall of Space Science and the Hall of Astronomy on the ground and first floors respectively. The exhibits, predominantly interactive, enable visitors to learn through a series of entertaining and educational experiences.

Transportation

The museum sits within walking distance of both Tsim Sha Tsui Station and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station of the MTR. It is also near the Star Ferry Pier and a bus terminus.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Website: www.lcsd.gov.hk
  • EN Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
  • Getting There: MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit J, and walk about 10 minutes. Or, Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui and walk about ten minutes to the museum.

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