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Special Exhibition

Strange Matter

Scientists are marvellous magicians who can "turn" stones into gold. Through their efforts, glass becomes almost unbreakable; metal can revert into its original shape by itself after bending; polymers can be converted into the mysterious water absorbent; sand can be transformed into indispensable microchips that we are widely used nowadays. Of course, all these are not magic, but are the results of continuous efforts of scientists on research of the properties of materials and their innovative applications.

The "Strange Matter" exhibition brings visitors into the bizarre world of strange matters, and allows visitors to dig into the science behind the materials they use everyday. It features more than 40 exhibits that introduce the science principles behind some funny and useful materials; and how they are used to develop new products such as car shock absorbers, eyeglass frames, DVD players and golf clubs. Furthermore, it could also give a glimpse on the future development of materials science.

Exhibition Period: 12-12-2014 (Fri) – 15-4-2015 (Wed)
Venue: Special Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Admission Fee: $30, $21#, $15*

Holders of the above tickets are entitled to admission to the Permanent Exhibition Hall

#Special rate of Standard Ticket for groups of 20 people or more per visit
*Applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying minder) 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 Wednesdays and for Museum Weekly Pass holders

The exhibition is produced and provided by Ontario Science Centre, Canada and Materials Research Society


"Science of Testing" Exhibition

Testing is a discipline to determine the characteristics of an object according to a defined procedure. It is widely applied to many industries in Hong Kong to ensure the validity of qualities in products. Through informative panels and interesting games, the exhibition aims to promote the science of testing by giving an overview of the functions of testing and certification industry in Hong Kong via the introduction to Indoor Air-Quality testing parameters as well as the measurement of energy efficiency of energy-consuming products.

Date: 06-02-2015 - 11-03-2015
Venue: G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

The exhibition is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification of the Innovation and Technology Commission


Last Modified: 11-02-2015

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