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Macao Science Center

Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macau, China
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Very Educational for Kids

MSC is best suited for kids below 10 years old. Situated in a very futuristic looking building, it... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Matthew L
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
This is the worse science museum I have ever been.

It looked like a playground for children. Everything was broken or not working at all. None of the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Lisbon, Portugal
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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 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 15 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 29 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!

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Totally impress of the macao science center, worth it to bring the kids to visit and learn how science works. My kids enjoy the 3D shows! The best part McDonalds outlet located inside the building.

Thank hungjuinjie
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Went there with my family and surprisingly, we had a good time.we especially enjoyed the sports center level wherein you can play games.there was even a smal indoor basketball court there so you can easily pass time there.plus entrance fee is not that expensive so...More

Thank have_faith_BDM
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Planetarium room was so tiny with posters of movies and only a Space drone in the centre thats it, the other tiny exhibit room was closed and the Main attraction area site was closed so basically besides Maccers (used by most students of a...More

Thank Shannon083
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It was Chinese New Year Parade Show. Even it is a festival of Chinese New Year but each parade was replaced scenting different companies, countries and culture. The show was marvelous there was Dancers, Charaters and etc.

Thank Slakerneo
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