Science lovers, children, adults, anyone would enjoy this museum!
The Science and Tech museum is five floors and packed full of exciting exhibitions. You don't need to speak or read Chinese to enjoy it, most of it is visual and nearly all the captions are in English.
Level one is ‘Science Paradise’ and is geared for the younger children, 3-10 year olds. There’s an additional entrance fee for this one (10RMB adults, 20RMB children). It's worth it though, there are many interesting interactive opportunities (in the ‘Recycle’ section, for example, kids get hands-on experience turning waste materials in to paper) and science performances (think loud bangs, balloons and cups magically moving across tables).
Level two showcases China’s contribution to science. In level three there’s a human body section, you walk past giant models including a glowing, pulsating heart and you can create heat prints with your hands. On level four, it’s all dedicated to ‘Sci-Tech and Life’, which involves eerily human looking robots. Level five explores scientific challenges for the future, such as global warming.
Definitely worth checking out!
// Hours: 9am-4.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Open Monday during summer holidays
Admission 30RMB for adults, free for children
Number: 5904 1000
Address: China Science and Technology Museum 5 Beichen Dong Lu, Chaoyang district