22nd April 2021 – (Hong Kong) To mark the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Science Museum (HKScM) and to support Earth Day, the HKScM’s new Earth Science Gallery will be open to the public from tomorrow. The gallery features around 30 sets of interactive exhibits, models and installations for visitors to better understand the causes of natural phenomena. It also showcases the rich diversity of Hong Kong’s geology and displays invaluable and colourful minerals as well as rock specimens.
Comprised of four areas, this new permanent gallery guides visitors through the secrets underneath the Earth’s crust, and illustrates how its internal and external forces lead to drastic natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons. The amazing journey will inspire the public to consider the human impact exerted on the planet’s system. The interactive models, installations and typhoon simulator at the gallery offer visitors unique insights into the power of nature.
The breathtaking geology of Hong Kong is also featured at the Earth Science Gallery through its display of rock specimens from different geological ages, such as samples from the hexagonal rock columns in the High Island region, part of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark. Visitors can view the stunning world-renowned scenery of the Geopark and learn more about Hong Kong’s geology.
Visitors to the HKScM will need to use hand sanitiser and will be subject to temperature checks before admission. They also need to wear their own masks. Children under 12 will only be allowed to enter the venue when accompanied by an adult. Enhanced measures, including cleaning and disinfection, will be conducted. For details please visit the HKScM’s website at hk.science.museum/en_US/web/scm/pe/1f/esg.html or call 2732 3232 for enquiries.
Appeals are made to members of the public to use the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app and scan the QR code with the app before entering the LCSD venues. For visitors who opt for registering personal information for entering, the venue staff may immediately call the contact number provided by the visitor to verify the authenticity of information. Visitors are reminded to arrive earlier to avoid delaying their visit as a longer time is required for such registration. To tie in with the Government’s anti-epidemic efforts, the aforesaid arrangements aim to enable necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found, thus minimising the risk of further transmission of the virus.
The Hong Kong Science Museum is located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East.