Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
A view of the exterior of the museum.
|Established||18 December 2001|
|Location||2000 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, People's Republic of China|
|Public transit access||Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Station on Line 2 of the Shanghai Metro|
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (Chinese: 上海科技馆; pinyin: Shànghǎi kējì guǎn; Shanghainese: Zånhae kuji gue) is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park within the inner districts of the city.
The museum covers an area of 68,000 square metres, a floor space of 98,000 square metres and an exhibition space of 65,500 square metres with planned visiting flow of 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 visitors per year and investment of RMB 1.755 billion Yuan. As of July 2010 the museum will have attracted over 23,000,000 visitors making it one of China's most visited modern museums.
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum opened to the public on 18 December 2001. The original design of the museum and its core exhibits was managed by Shanghai-based high tech and multimedia firm Creative Star Digital. The construction of the museum cost 3.75 billion RMB, and now features over 14 interactive multimedia exhibits.
The museum has 13 main permanent exhibitions and 4 science theatres. The theatres are the largest science education cinemas in Asia with 10,000 annual films shown. The exhibitions are:
- Spectrum of Life: A natural exhibit which imitates the scenery of Yunnan Province and displays its diversity of creatures.
- Light of Exploration is an exhibit which showcases human scientific achievements of the 20th century.
- Home on Earth
- World of Robots
- Human and Health
- Earth Exploration
- Light of Wisdom
- Space Navigation
- Information Era
- Cradle of Design
- Children's Rainbow Land
- Animal Hall
- Spiders Exhibition
There are also two temporary exhibition halls, the Chinese Ancient Science and Technology Gallery which showcases ancient Chinese inventions and works, the Explorer's Gallery featuring Chinese and foreign explorers and the Academician's Gallery featuring contemporary scientists from Shanghai.
The four science theatres are:
Hours of Operation
The museum is open from 09:00 to 17:15. It is closed on Mondays (except holidays).
The museum is served by the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum station on Shanghai Metro Line 2. Another subway station nearby is Pudian Road Station on Line 4. In addition, several buses such as 794, 640 also stop nearby.
Appearance in popular media
Shanghai's Expo 2010 video has several promotional scenes shot on location here.