Hong Kong Science Museum - Animal Grossology - Extension and Education Activities

Animal Grossology

Extension and Education Activities


Animal Party Go Go Go!

In order to introduce the strange behaviours of different animals in the nature, the Science Museum specially invites six animal friends including the Parrot, Beetle, Fly, Cow, Frog and Owl to play with the audience through an interactive performance. Parents and children are welcome to join the happy party to share the daily life of these lovely animals.

Date: 13-8-2016, 20-8-2016, 27-8-2016, 15-10-2016 & 29-10-2016
Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm & 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Lobby, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Free admission without quota
Programmes are subject to change without prior notice

  
  
  
  
  
  
 

On-spot Guided Tour

Programme will be conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua. Please refer to the Chinese synopsis for details.

Education Resources


Teacher Preview

Programme will be conducted in Cantonese. Please refer to the Chinese synopsis for details.

Science Lecture

Title and Speaker Date Time
Odd Insects in Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Yiu Gao (Chairman, Hong Kong Entomological Society)
03-09-2016
(Saturday)
2:30pm – 4:00pm


Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese

Free admission on a first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)
Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science “Looking at Living Things”, S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part “Organisms and Environment”

Science Film Shows

Film Title Date Time
Armoured Animals 13-07-2016 (Wednesday)
03-08-2016 (Wednesday)
04-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:00pm – 2:25pm
Curious Imposters 13-07-2016 (Wednesday)
03-08-2016 (Wednesday)
04-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:40pm – 3:05pm
Stretched to the Limit 24-07-2016 (Sunday)
21-08-2016 (Sunday)
25-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:00pm – 2:25pm
Bad Reputations 24-07-2016 (Sunday)
21-08-2016 (Sunday)
25-09-2016 (Sunday)
2:40pm – 3:05pm
You are What you Sense 13-07-2016 (Wednesday)
03-08-2016 (Wednesday)
04-09-2016 (Sunday)
3:20pm – 4:20pm
Seeing the Pattern 09-10-2016 (Sunday)
16-10-2016 (Sunday)
26-10-2016 (Wednesday)
2:00pm - 2:25pm
Life in the Dark 09-10-2016 (Sunday)
16-10-2016 (Sunday)
26-10-2016 (Wednesday)
2:40pm - 3:05pm

 

Armoured Animals
Both the rhino and the hedgehog protect their bodies with formidable armour. Are these defences really what they seem? The rhino's thick folds of skin are in fact surprisingly sophisticated radiators. But what other purpose could a hedgehog's spines have apart from protection? Catching apples, perhaps?

Curious Imposters
Some animals have mastered the art of deception. The cuckoo lays its eggs in the nest of other birds and tricks them into raising its young, while the spooky looking Death's-head hawk-moth deceives hundreds of bees to steal their honey. How do these cheats and imposters get away with it?

Stretched to the Limit
Some animals appear to have taken Nature's gifts and stretched them to extreme limits. With these two natural curiosities one creature has ended up with a superstretched neck, the other a stretchy tongue. In both cases Nature has found a way to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Bad Reputations
Early reports of a wild, hairy creature in the jungles of Africa gave the gorilla a fearsome reputation and the vampire bat, with its strange face and nocturnal habits, also gave rise to horrific stories and myths. However, the true nature of these animals turned out to be very different.

You are What You Sense
Chris Packham explores the remarkable ways animals use their senses. Focusing on dogs, he discovers how their powerful sense of smell creates a bizarre alternative reality.

Seeing the Pattern
Animals that are beautifully patterned or brilliantly coloured have attracted the attention of collectors for centuries. In this episode David Attenborough looks at two examples of animal patterns that have bedazzled and baffled science for a long time, and uses modern tools to unlock their secrets.

Life in the Dark
The owl and the giant squid have adapted to life in the dark. Owl eyes are so huge they can't even move them within their sockets. But the giant squid has the largest eyes known in the animal kingdom. But where does it hide and what is it looking at?

Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English narration with Chinese subtitles

Free admission on a first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, except public holidays)
Curriculum Links: S1-S3 Science “Looking at Living Things”, S4-S6 Biology Compulsory Part “Organisms and Environment” and Elective Part “Applied Ecology”


Fun Science Experiments for Kids - Animal Architects

Programme Title Code Date Time
Animal Architects SE487 01-08-2016 (Mon) 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Animal Architects SE488 01-08-2016 (Mon) 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Animal Architects SE489 03-08-2016 (Wed) 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Animal Architects SE490 03-08-2016 (Wed) 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Animal Architects SE491 05-08-2016 (Fri) 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Animal Architects SE492 05-08-2016 (Fri) 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Remark: All sessions are of the same content

For details, please refer to Chinese synopsis
Programmes will be conducted in Cantonese. For enquiries, please contact us at 2732 3249 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm except public holidays).