HK Science Museum presents “Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination” exhibition featuring iconic robots from “Star Wars”, Iron Man armour Mark III and many more

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14th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Science Museum (HKScM) is set to captivate audiences with its latest offering, a cutting-edge exhibition entitled “Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination.” This eagerly anticipated showcase, developed by the renowned Science Museum in London, will officially open its doors tomorrow, December 15th. Spearheaded by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the exhibition marks the first stop of its global tour, promising an immersive experience that delves into the various themes of science fiction.

During the opening ceremony held today, Mr. Kevin Yeung, the Secretary for Culture, Sports, and Tourism, expressed his enthusiasm for the potential of science fiction to nurture curiosity, ignite the imagination, and inspire future generations to push the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. Recognizing the growing popularity of the genre, Mr. Yeung emphasized its ability to spark interest among young people in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) and motivate them to pursue careers in science and technology. Such endeavours, he believes, will contribute significantly to the country’s strategic development and foster the growth of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology ecosystem. The exhibition itself aims to uncover intriguing connections between scientific innovations and celebrated works of science fiction, weaving together elements of science, art, film, and literature to engage not only science enthusiasts but also movie buffs, art lovers, and literature aficionados.

Visitors are invited to join the game by scanning QR codes at the exhibition gallery with their mobile devices. After completing the tasks to collect the gemstones, visitors will be rewarded with specially designed mobile wallpapers.

Distinguished guests in attendance at the opening ceremony included Dr. Julia Knights, the Deputy Director of the Science Museum London; Professor Ching Pak-chung, Chairman of the Science Sub-committee, Museum Advisory Committee; Mr. Vincent Liu, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services; and Mr. Lawrence Lee, Museum Director of the HKScM.

The exhibition comprises six captivating zones, each offering an immersive experience that explores significant themes within the realm of science fiction. Entitled “Shuttle and Cargo Bay,” “Exploration Deck,” “Bio Lab,” “Planet Mission,” “Visualization Deck,” and “Observation Deck,” these zones transport visitors through space exploration, cyborgs, and future habitats. Iconic exhibits, including captivating displays from films, literature, and the arts, create an interactive science fiction narrative that transcends traditional space travel, inviting visitors to reflect upon the societal implications of advancing technology and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Visitors can communicate with the creature on a sentient planet through an interactive stimulation installation.

Among the exhibition’s standout attractions are a screen-used NS-5 robot from the film “I, Robot,” a rare replica (one of only twelve in the world) of the Xenomorph from the “Alien” franchise, crafted from original casts held by the designer, a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise from “Star Trek” signed by the actors, a replica of the Dalek from the long-running science fiction TV series “Doctor Who,” a replica of Darth Vader’s helmet from “Star Wars: A New Hope,” and a replica of Mark III Armor from “Iron Man.”

Photo shows the technologically advanced creature, Dalek, from TV series “Doctor Who” (replica).

In addition to the Science Museum’s collection from London, the exhibition features interactive elements developed by the HKScM. A stunning mural created by local artist Vivian Ho takes center stage, showcasing the intersection of science fiction and technological advancement, complemented by mesmerizing animations. Visitors can also engage in a thrilling game by scanning QR codes throughout the exhibition gallery with their mobile devices, following instructions to collect gemstones and earning specially designed mobile wallpapers by the artist as a reward.

To further enrich the exhibition experience, the HKScM has organized a series of captivating programs. Collaborating with the Hong Kong Public Libraries, the museum will curate a selection of science fiction books for visitors to explore. Additionally, in partnership with the Film Programmes Office, the museum will offer free screenings and post-screening talks as part of the “the !magine Fest” program, running from December 2023 to January 2024. Audiences will have the opportunity to revisit two classic science fiction movies, “A Trip to the Moon” (1902) and “Forbidden Planet” (1956). Further enhancing the intellectual discourse surrounding the exhibition, the Research Grants Council will present four lectures on December 16th and January 20th, 2024, introducing the latest research findings from local higher education institutions in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics.

Hong Kong Science Museum:

Address: 2, Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Dates: 15th December 2023 – 29th May 2024

Venue: Special Exhibition Hall A

Admission Fee:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday$30, $21#, $15*
Fee including admission to the Permanent Exhibition Hall
Wednesday$10, $7#, $5*
Free admission to the Permanent Exhibition Hall
Full-time students$5

# Special rate of Standard Ticket for groups of 20 people or more per visit.

* Applicable to people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above.

Free admission for Museum Pass holders and children under 4 years old accompanied by an adult with ticket.

No free admission on Wednesday.

Tickets for the exhibition are available up to 7 days in advance at all URBTIX outlets and self-service ticketing kiosks at HKScM or other designated locations.