Housed in a silver cone-shaped building designed by architect I.M. Pei, the Macau Science Center is a science-themed museum and learning center. With exhibitions, films, live demonstrations, and interactive experiences across different science and technology themes, the museum offers a fun learning environment for the whole family.
The Macau Science Center comprises an exhibition center, planetarium, and a convention center in an area of 248,000 square feet (23,000 square meters). The 5-story exhibition center is the highlight; it features 14 galleries covering themes such as the environment, food science, robotics, and more. The planetarium shows both 2D and 3D films, while the convention center is used for lectures and performances.
Prebook your tickets for convenience and to guarantee admission, or visit on a hop-on hop-off bus for the most flexibility.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Science Center is a great destination for families with children.
- Large items and luggage are not permitted inside; free lockers and storage are available.
- The center is wheelchair and stroller accessible; wheelchairs are available at the ticketing center.
- Free Wi-Fi is available.
- A café and fast-food restaurant are on-site.
How to Get There
The Macau Science Center is located on Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, near Macau Outer Ferry Terminal and the Cultural Center. It’s easiest to take a taxi directly there, or take bus Nos. 3A, 8, 10A, or 12.
When to Get There
The Science Center is closed Thursday, public holidays and New Year’s Eve, and for the months of July and August. Otherwise, it is open daily, and free admission is offered on May 1 and 18, October 1, and December 19 and 20. Ticket sales close 30 minutes before closing time.
The planetarium was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-resolution 3D planetarium in the world. The tilted semidome screen spans nearly 49 feet (15 meters) and can also show Digital Dome films. Films are shown in 2D and 3D, and audio narrations are offered in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, and Portuguese.