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“Good for children and adults too”

Macao Science Center
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Ranked #29 of 242 things to do in Macau
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Macau, China
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good for children and adults too”
Reviewed 3 December 2011

The Science planetarium has lots of things to see, They also display there the plan for the new MRT they are starting to build in Macau

Visited January 2011
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Kuala Lumpur
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Stunning science centre”
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Wonderfully curated, top-notch facilities, definitely a destination worth going to.

Visited March 2011
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Lots to do”
Reviewed 20 October 2011

This place has 14 exhibit areas. Most of the areas had a lot of interactive stations where children of all ages could have fun and learn about a variety of science concepts. Exhibits included space, weather, construction, water, nutrition, sports, Da Vinci, etc... It was a lot of fun for my 4 year old to play with the construction and water exhibit. He actually got to wear construction uniform and a hat - makes for good pictures.

The only downside was that there's no re-entry allowed so you can only spend a few hours there before getting hungry. They have an onsite McDonald's and a cafe but it's outside of the entrance of the center so you would have to exit the center to get something to eat. My advice is to eat a good brunch before going into the center so you can spend a good 4-5 hours there. There's really that much to do!

Visited September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Impressive”
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Lots of fun interactive activities for people of any age, especially children but anyone interested in health, environmental protection, education. Plan to watch the IMAX-like movie for 45 minutes and visit exhibits for at least one hour. Hard to catch a taxi after so wait at the bus stop.

Visited October 2011
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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Need a capable CEO”
Reviewed 11 September 2011

Beautiful from the outside. There are 14 different exhibition halls. It must have been really nice when it first opened, unfortunately, most exhibits didn't work when we were there. I think the museum badly need someone who is capable to run it. Shame to see such a nice place which is great for the whole family to visit to go downhill.

Visited September 2011
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