Past HK SciFest
HK SciFest 2021
|26-03-2021 (Fri) – 11-04-2021 (Sun)|
Since 2014, the Hong Kong Science Museum has started hosting this fabulous event. We aim to collaborate with government departments, scientific organisations, schools and tertiary institutes to promote popular science in Hong Kong, as well as jointly establish a culture of science in our society.
Science and technology have been applied in every aspect of our daily lives, including clothing, food, housing, transportation, communication, medicine and entertainment. Such applications make our lives more convenient, diversified and global. How will science and technology develop in the 21st century? And how will it affect us?
This year, the HK SciFest is themed on "Technology for Our Future". With the joint efforts of about 90 partners and units, we have developed about 160 featured programmes for you to understand the latest development and trend of science and technology. Meanwhile, we also provide a series of STEM-related programmes to elevate your interest in and understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to help you cope with the changes and challenges brought about by social development in the future.
Highlighted events include: "Fun Science Carnival" for families to enjoy science in a light-hearted way; STEM-themed carnival "STEM x SCM"; "Croucher Science Week" for you to experience featured science activities from around the world; "Sci-Fi-Sci" for participants to explore the science in science fiction films. Apart from these highlighted events, there are exhibitions, visits and guided tours, science lectures, workshops etc. You will surely find your favorite activities in the HK SciFest.
Come and join us in HK SciFest 2021. Let's explore, discover and have fun in science!
HK SciFest 2020
|03-04-2020 (Fri) – 19-04-2020 (Sun)|
HK SciFest 2020 has been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus epidemic situation and concerns for the health of our participants, partners and staff.
HK SciFest 2019
|12-04-2019 (Fri) – 28-04-2019 (Sun)|
In the HK SciFest this year, we brought to you the theme - STEM, a voguish acronym which refers collectively to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is not meant to be a standalone subject in its own right. It embodies our core competence of scientific thinking, problem-solving, creativity, integration and application of knowledge across different disciplines. STEM education is vital for equipping the public to meet the changes and challenges in our society brought about by rapid scientific and technological developments. We will provide a series of STEM exploration programmes to ignite your passion for lifelong science learning. Through HK SciFest 2019, we hope to nurture a STEM culture.
Download the programme booklet of HK SciFest 2019
HK SciFest 2019 website: https://hk.science.museum/scifest2019/
HK SciFest 2018
|17-03-2018 (Sat) – 25-04-2018 (Wed)|
It is the fifth anniversary of HK SciFest! Hong Kong Science Museum has started hosting the HK SciFest in every spring since 2014. Through this large-scale event, we aim to collaborate with scientific institutes and organisations to provide interesting scientific activities to elevate the public awareness and interest in science and technology.
Sustainable development is originated from the Report "Our Common Future" published by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) in 1987. It is defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". The theme of HK SciFest 2018 is "sustaining". We hope to deepen the public's understanding on the contribution of science and technology in sustainable development in four perspectives: individuals, society, the Earth, and the Universe.
With the joint efforts of 91 partners and units, we have developed more than 160 unique and fantastic scientific activities for you including: You can enjoy science in a joyful atmosphere in the "Fun Science Carnival". In the "Croucher Science Week", NanoGirl from New Zealand, Science Made Simple from Britain and local Croucher Scholars present interesting science demonstrations and workshops. "Making and STEM" will challenge your thinking in STEM. In the film review programme "Sci-Fi-Sci", science experts and veteran film critics explore the science behind science fiction films together with you. Scholars share their personal stories to inspire the youths in the science forum "From Anecdotes to the World".
The programmes are in diverse nature, including exhibitions, visits and guided tours, science workshops, science carnival, science drama shows, science lectures and forum, film and post-screening talks, fun experiment classes and science competitions. Surely, you would be able to find some programmes that you are interested in.
Come and join us in the HK SciFest 2018. Let's explore, discover and find fun in science!
Download the programme booklet of HK SciFest 2018
HK SciFest 2018 website: https://hk.science.museum/scifest2018/
HK SciFest 2017
|18-02-2017 (Sat) – 23-04-2017 (Sun)|
An exciting annual science event - HK SciFest is coming again!
This is the fourth year since the Hong Kong Science Museum has started hosting the HK SciFest in 2014. Through this fabulous large-scale event, we aim to collaborate with scientific institutes and organisations to provide interesting scientific activities to elevate the public awareness and interest in science and technology.
Scientific researches not only stem from human curiosity about the nature, but also contribute to help solving problems as well as improving our daily lives. On top of the broad science topics covered in the past SciFests, we have also organised a series of "Medicine and Health" thematic programmes this year which help the public to understand the scientific concepts behind western and Chinese medicines, and recognise the contribution of medical research and disease treatments to our health.
We are grateful to have great support and enthusiastic participation from our partners. They have specially developed unique science programmes to enrich the content of HK SciFest and further meet the needs of the public in pursuing scientific knowledge. HK SciFest 2017 offers 172 scientific activities, including exhibitions, visits and guided tours, science workshops, family days, science drama shows, fun experiment classes, science lectures and science competitions. Surely, you would be able to find some programmes that you are interested in.
Special programmes include the Fun Science Carnival and the Science Communication Week that mark the beginning of the SciFest, and the Science Alive series of education activities. Experts on science communication from the UK and USA have been invited to conduct science performances for the public and share their experience with local science educators in workshops. Apart from these, there are interdisciplinary programmes like the workshop combining traditional calligraphy with modern digital technology, conference and exhibition on STEM education, and HK-Mainland science exchange camps, providing new dimensions to the festival. To encourage deepening the learning, the Lecture Award Scheme is launched to promote participation in lectures where the public can meet the scientists and understand the latest development.
Don't miss the chance. Come and join us in the HK SciFest 2017. Let's explore, discover and find fun in science!
Download the full list of photo credits of HK SciFest 2017 (100 KB)
HK SciFest 2017 website: https://hk.science.museum/scifest2017/
HK SciFest 2016
|27-02-2016 (Sat) – 26-04-2016 (Tue)|
Welcome to the HK SciFest 2016 – an exciting integrated science event for all ages in Hong Kong.
HK SciFest is an annual programme organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum since 2014. We aim to collaborate with science institutes and organisations to provide a variety of activities to elevate the public's recognition and interest in science and technology.
With the joint efforts of 40 partners, the vibrant HK SciFest 2016 offers over 120 programmes, exploring how science lies at our daily lives. On top of the broad science topics that covered in the past, we have added a focus series of "Biodiversity and Conservation" this year. Collaborating with various local conservation organisations, we are providing programmes for the public to appreciate the rich biodiversity in Hong Kong, to see the beauty of the nature and to arouse the awareness of conserving the valuable natural resources.
During the two-month period, we have got all sorts of programmes on various topics in different nature. For nature lovers who would like to go outdoors, you can join the field visits, science camps and citizen scientist programmes to take part in field studies. Science competitions would be good choices for the thinkers to challenge their minds and enjoy the exciting moments. Family members can have fun together in family days, watching science drama shows, joining fun experiment classes and science drop-in activities. And for the knowledge seekers, science workshops, exhibitions and guided tours, and popular science lectures would meet their needs. Surely, you would be able to find some programmes that you are interested in.
So, let's explore, discover and find fun in science!
Click here to download the programme booklet of HK SciFest 2016. (10.3 MB)
Click here to download the full list of photo credits of HK SciFest 2016. (63 KB)
HK SciFest 2016 website: https://.hk.science.museum/scifest2016/
HK SciFest 2015
|01-02-2015 (Sun) – 15-04-2015 (Wed)|
With practical examples apparent in every facet of our daily life, science and technology have become part of the modern lifestyle. It is full of fun when we learn science and understand the rules of nature. To elevate public's recognition and interest in science and technology, the Hong Kong Science Museum has cooperated with local tertiary institutes, science and education associations, museums, and government departments to present the HK SciFest 2015. During the festival, there is a wide range of science exploration activities, including exhibitions, family days, fun experiment classes, science competitions, science film shows, workshops, field visits, guided tours, science drama and science lectures to let you explore, discover and find fun in science.
Click here to download the programme booklet of HK SciFest 2015. (13.7 MB)
HK SciFest 2014
|22-02-2014 (Sat) – 22-03-2014 (Sat)|
The HK SciFest 2014 is for science-lovers, curiosity-seekers, families and all to get connected with science through a variety of delectable science programmes, interactive lectures, drama shows, laboratory programmes, workshops, competitions, field visits, tours, and the amazing two weekend family days!
So mark your diary, and prepare to have a brand-new and enjoyable experience with science!
Click here to download the programme booklet of HK SciFest 2014. (3.5 MB)