Macao Science Center
The Macao Science Center also known as Macau Science Center (in Portuguese: Centro de Ciência de Macau) is a science center in Macau. The project to build the science center was conceived in 2001 and completed in 2009. The building was designed by Pei Partnership Architects in association with I. M. Pei and construction started in 2006. The center was opened in December 2009 by the Chinese President Hu Jintao.
The main building is in a distinctive, asymmetrical, conical shape with a spiral walkway and large atrium inside. Galleries lead off the walkway, mainly consisting of interactive exhibits aimed at science education. There is also a planetarium with 3D projection facilities and Omnimax films. The building is in a prominent position by the sea and is now a landmark of Macau. It is very visible when arriving on the ferry from Hong Kong.
See also 
- Macau Science and Culture Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
- Pei Partnership Architects
- List of museums in Macau
- Macao Science Center website
- Macao Science Center (Chinese)
- Macao Science Center (English)
- Macao Science Center (Portuguese)
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