Science & Technology Museum Shanghai

It’s located at No. 2000 of the Century Avenue (Shiji Dadao) and in my humble opinion, it is one impressive building.

Last summer, my daughter and I went to Science World in Vancouver, watched a movie about the great wave of Tahiti at the Dome IMAX theater and had a great time visiting all the exhibits after wards. But I didn’t realized  that Science and Technology Museum  here in Shanghai has Dome IMAX theater AND IMAX  3-D large-format Theater,  so happily we  went to give both theater a try, loved it. One thing that you must know, all the movie is in Mandarin but nevertheless we enjoy it.

The museum has 13 main permanent exhibitions: Spectrum of Life (A natural exhibit which imitates the scenery of Yunnan Province and displays its diversity of creatures), Light of Exploration (showcases human scientific achievements of the 20th century), Home on Earth,World of Robots,Human and Health,Earth Exploration, Light of Wisdom (demonstrates chemistry, biology and maths with a large number of interactive items), Space Navigation, Information Era, Cradle of Design, Children Rainbow Land, Animal Hall and 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. After 2 visit I think we only covered 50% of the exhibits, plenty more things to see and discover.

On that note, for the next visit we would like to give IWERKS Theater and Space Theatre a try, fun!