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Macao Science Center

Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China
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From the exterior I thought whether it is closed. But no it is undergoing renewation work. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Solapur, India
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This should be fun for the kids. There are 14 exhibition rooms and even they may not be as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kc S
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Macao Science Center (MSC) aims to promote science popularization and education among local adolescents, compliment tourism development in Macao and provide a regional platform for science education, convention and exhibition. With a gross floor area of 20,000 square metres, MSC consists of the Exhibition Center, the Planetarium and the Convention Center. The Exhibition Center, in the shape of an inclined cone, is the tallest building that contains 14 galleries arranged in an upward spiral. The dome-shaped Planetarium is flanked by the fan-shaped Convention Center and office building. Supporting facilities include a gift shop, restaurants and a nursery room, providing visitors with a full range of services. The 5,800-square metres Exhibition Center consists of 14 galleries and an atrium. The 12 permanent galleries cover topics in Space Science, Fun Science, Children Science, Science Express, Robotic, Sound, Earth, Genetics (DNA), Eco Conservation, Sport Health, Sport Challenge and Food Science. There are 2 galleries reserved for special exhibitions. The exhibitions seek to provide knowledge-oriented, scientific and interesting interactive exhibits, and allow visitors to explore science in a hands-on way. Awarded the highest resolution 3D planetarium by the Guinness World Records since 2011, the Planetarium has a dome-shaped tilted screen of 15.24 metres in diameter. It is installed with a set of 12 digital projectors of 4,096 x 2,048 pixels each for showing dome films with ultra high-definition up to 8,000 x 8,000 pixels. The Planetarium having 127 seats and 4 wheelchair spaces are all equipped with interactive controls. Wearing specially made glasses, the audience can see 3D images projected onto the screen. Its powerful database, coupled with an amazing array of projection effects, can take audiences onto a journey travelling freely in space and time. The system can also show digital dome films, making the Planetarium a multi-functional dome theatre. The Convention Center consists of a multi-functional Convention Hall and 4 Meeting Rooms. Two of the Meeting Rooms may be combined into one if needed. The Convention Hall can accommodate 400 people for meetings and about 200 for ballroom events. The Center is equipped with professional audio-visual facilities, simultaneous interpretation system, and video conferencing equipment, making it ideal for different kinds of meetings, lectures, seminars and award presentations.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the exterior I thought whether it is closed. But no it is undergoing renewation work. The science exhibits are good and interactive shows are well done. The movies are good but shows are quite a few. Coffee and snacks are available.

Thank okashashank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This should be fun for the kids. There are 14 exhibition rooms and even they may not be as interesting for the kids older than 10 but there are quite a few activities that can bring good attention to the older kids and they will...More

Thank Kc S
Reviewed 14 January 2018

It was very well maintained and 3D movie theater was excellent. I was a great experience though i found price of movie little on higher side. Place we clean and was cleaned regularly. Lego section was great and this place is a must for kids....More

Thank arpit g
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

As we have two young boys that are quite interested in science, we make a point of visiting science centres when we travel. Unfortunately this one wasn't that good. The staff were a bit rude and a lot of the exhibits were out of order....More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 24 October 2017

MSC is best suited for kids below 10 years old. Situated in a very futuristic looking building, it has 14 sections to explore. My 8 year old child spend almost 2 hrs exploring all the areas and trying out the interactive exhibits. English language options...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It looked like a playground for children. Everything was broken or not working at all. None of the activities was properly explained. It is such a shame for a place like Macau to have such an amazing building but with such a poor scientific content.

Thank carolinathielekema2s
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There is a cinema and a main exhibition area, you pay separately. This is mainly an attraction for kids, filled with interactive games (and germs) but expect 30% of them are not working, since the place is starting to age. Kids can spend 2 hours...More

2  Thank James M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It is much much better than the science center in Hong Kong. There are (if I remember correctly) 12 different "topics"/rooms to enter, ranging from space, biology, sound, sports, robotic. Very experiential with most of the exhibit being hands-on. Some of them need repair, but...More

Thank Nelda H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

If you love facts and science this place is highly recommended.It's affordable and accessible.kids will surely like this place. Interactive and fun way of learning.

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

An excellent place for my 2 years old kid. He enjoyed a lot and tried many small experiment there! And there is a free little playground inside. Excellent air-conditioned place in summer time!

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