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Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park of the city.

The museum covers an area of 68,000 square meters, a floor space of 98,000 square meters and an exhibition space of 65,500 square meters 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 successful modern museums.

Shanghai Science & Technology Museum opened to the public on December 18, 2001. The original design of the museum and it's 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 open to the public.

Exhibitions

The museum incorporates an IMAX theatre, and as of 2006 there are 12 main exhibits open to the public, including "Spectrum of Life", "World of Robots" and "Information Era".

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Cradle of Designers: The Masterpieces of Design Area displays great achievements in design. Includes a CAD-classroom.

Animal Hall: A hall with animal models, including a platypus, a beluga whale, a bearded vulture, a few lions, And a badger.

A large greenhouse with live turtles, plants, and lots of models, including a cave with bats. It also has a hall of live fish. Species include koi, golden carp, and Chinese paddlefish.

How to get there

The museum is served by the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum station on Shanghai Metro Line 2. It is not within walking distance from Century Park station on the same line, that requires navigation around the large Century Park area.