Outer space has always been a matter of infinite curiosity for mankind. If you want to make a trip to this mysterious world, the Space Museum on Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui Coast will be waiting for you. The museum is placed in an area of 8000 square meters with its unique dome designed as an egg. Joseph Ming Gun Lee is the chief architect of this unique project, which was built in 1977. This magnificent building, which has become one of the most famous symbols of the city when it is completed, is the first local Planetarium in the field of astronomy and Space Science.
The museum consists of two sides, East and West. The first is the egg-shaped part called the nucleus of the Planetarium. This includes the Stanley Ho space Theater, Space Science Hall and the halls where the workshops are held. In the Stanley Ho space Theater, the 23-meter semi-projected projection makes the whole Dome a screen, giving visitors a spectacular visual feast. This device, called the OMNIMAX projector, has a technology that is unmatched in the Eastern hemisphere. In addition, this space theater is the world’s first Planetarium with a fully automated control system. On the west side there is an astronomy hall, a lecture hall and a very interesting gift shop.
Interactive exhibitions and events in the thematic exhibition halls of the Hong Kong Space Museum allow visitors to learn and enjoy through their own experiences while taking them to the depths of space. At the Hong Kong Space Museum, there are plenty of events every year, including Astronomy Carnival, fun scientific laboratory sessions, astronomy contests, conferences and astronomy film shows.
Designed with the latest examples of Chinese technology, this space Museum will be closed on Tuesdays but will be waiting for its visitors between 1:00 pm – 9.00 pm on weekdays and between 10.00 am – 9.00 pm on weekends.