We went to the HK Space Museum today. It’s located in Tsim Sha Tsui, right next to Victoria Harbour, and so really easy to get to. They have a planetarium in there, and we watched two docos today. I forgot that these types of shows give me motion sickness 🤢 I had to shut my eyes a few times in both sessions, as I just couldn’t handle all the motion. I should’ve just followed my two neighbours on either side of me during the first doco and just fell asleep. Not only would I have skipped all the motion sickness, but I also would have been a little more rested! 😂 But the two shows were good, though.
We wandered around the museum itself before and after the docos. It’s quite an interactive place, and a perfect place to take older kids to learn a thing or two while also having fun. It’s a pretty small museum with only two rooms, but if you actually want to read all the information that they have there, it’ll still take you a while to get through. But if you’re just there for the kids who just want to play with all the interactive games, it won’t take you that long to get through the two rooms, an hour max, maybe, unless they just want to run around and play all the games multiple times.
It cost something like HK$10 ($A1) for one adult (excluding the docos), and I think kids / concession tickets are half price, so it’s a pretty cheap day out for a family. And even the docos at HK$32 (A$6) for one adult ain’t too bad. The docos are in Cantonese, but they supply each seat with wireless headphones where you can select English (or Mandarin or Japanese) narration. All very hi-tech these days!
The Space Museum apparently falls under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which I believe is a government department. And any time these guys are involved, unlike almost everything else in HK, the prices are really affordable, so I assume the HK government must heavily subsidise stuff that falls in these guys’ jurisdiction. Maybe I need to find more activities that these guys look after 😊
But as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, with almost everything touristy in HK, signage is horrendous. Note that tickets are actually purchased outside, so don’t bother going inside first, as no doubt they’ll tell you to buy your tickets outside. So of course this means braving the HK weather, whether that be the heat or the rain when it’s typhoon season 🙄 They recently renovated the museum, so you’d think they would’ve brought the ticketing inside somehow, but no. No they haven’t 😒
Also, the planetarium tickets get sold out, so if you’re really keen to go on a particular date and/or time, maybe book in advance, which I think you can do online. And when you purchase your tickets for the permanent exhibition, make sure you keep the stub, as you’ll have to present it when you first enter both of the two rooms. One room is downstairs and the other is upstairs, and you may end up going to a doco in between, so that stub may get lost in all the to-ing and fro-ing. Another slight housekeeping inconvenience that would’ve been nice to have been fixed up as part of the recent renovations, but no. That didn’t happen 😒 But these are just minor inconveniences. I still enjoyed visiting the museum, and I’d definitely go again, especially at these prices 👍 Maybe when they get new docos in at the planetarium 😊