The Hong Kong Space Museum houses two exhibition halls, namely the “Hall of the Cosmos” on the ground floor and “Hall of Space Exploration” on the first floor. Covering a total area of 1 600 square metres, the exhibition halls are installed with about a hundred exhibits of which about 70 per cent are interactive design. With the aid of interesting hands-on exhibits and advanced equipment coupled with lighting effects and environmental decorations, the exhibition introduces astronomy and space science in a vivid approach.
The “Hall of the Cosmos” on the ground floor showcases the Universe from near to far, travelling from the solar system that we are living in, to the stars, Milky Way and galaxies further away and exploring the science and evolution of the Universe all along the way. The “Aurora” exhibit allows visitors to adjust the strength of solar wind inside a vacuum tube to create an aurora on an Earth model. “Icy Bodies” creates comets with dry ice to simulate their jets and movements. “Big Bang Theatre” displays the evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang to the present era. “Relativity Bicycle” allows visitors to ride on a bicycle to see the visual effect of travelling near the speed of light.
The “Hall of Space Exploration” on the first floor depicts the development of space exploration and space technology. You may enter an upside down virtual space station to experience the disorientation feeling in weightlessness environment or drive yourself by turning a fixed steering wheel in “Action and Reaction” so as to understand the reaction principle in rocket propulsion.
The exhibition halls of Hong Kong Space Museum are now open for online booking of visit for full-time students and museum pass holders. Applicants should make an online booking not more than one week before the date of visit. Booking will be accepted on a first-come-first served basis.