Muse Fest HK 2019
22-06-2019 (Sat) – 07-07-2019 (Sun)
Celebrating or not, change and renewal are inevitable events that take place in our life journey from time to time, filling our stories with twists and turns.
That happens to the museums as well. They make changes, sometimes for the pursuit of their visions, and sometimes for keeping their pace with the times or meeting people's needs. So they undergo transformation, which would wow you at times, and more often would be noticeable only when you come close enough.
The upcoming Muse Fest HK, with "Curating the New" as the theme, would bring you on a journey with the museums to explore how they experience and display transformation. You may be inspired by the story of how a museum could grow younger over time or how a museum is working on redefining itself to face the challenges of the new era. You may also go with the museum in a new look to navigate the world of art or come join a creative programme which is produced with inspiration from you.
The Muse Fest HK is being renewed with yet another bunch of fantastic programmes. Make sure you will keep track of it by visiting its website at www.museums.gov.hk/mf2019.
Special Exhibitions at Hong Kong Science Museum:
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents – Becoming Jane: Inspiring a Shared Planet
The exhibition features the story of Jane Goodall, a renowned primatologist, and her scientific discoveries on chimpanzees. It also covers the challenges that threaten the survival of wildlife, and how members of the public can contribute to nature conservation through sustainable use of biological resources.
The exhibition features 20 engaging stations, such as ski jumping, curling, figure skating and snowboarding. Through these large scale simulators and additional exhibits explaining the scientific principles and technology behind, visitors will experience and understand the science of winter sports in a fun way.
Special Programmes at Hong Kong Science Museum:
Little Scientists Exploration Programme: "The Miracle of Flight" – School Programme
In the first half of 2019, the Hong Kong Science Museum will organise "The Miracle of Flight" to let students learn about various flying objects and explore the science of flight through fun experiments.
Meeting Horseshoe Crab Workshop
Horseshoe crabs have lived on earth for 400 million years. As their current appearance has not changed much from then, they are also called a "living fossil". There are only four extant species in the world, and two of them are found in Hong Kong. The workshop will introduce the group of animals they associate with, and what we could do in our daily life to protect them and their habitat.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Science Show: Guangdong Science Centre – Romantic Science
This programme tells a story of how science experiments are used to create romantic dating.
Science Demonstration : Fire in the Water
Water and fire have long been regarded as incompatible substances. In this exquisite science demonstration, water will be split into hydrogen and oxygen, and the amazing phenomena of water and fire will be revealed.
Endangered Animals Workshop
Compared with some countries, Hong Kong has a broader variety of biodiversity even in such a small place. However, a large number of species is currently threatened with extinction because of human activities. We should reverse this situation through wise use of natural resources. This workshop will lead audience to think about ways to achieve it.
Flying with Black Kites
The workshop will introduce the flying secrets of birds focusing on their body features and feather structure. The speaker will introduce different aspects of black kite to show audience the unique feature of this common bird in Hong Kong.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Science Show: Macao Science Centre – The Science of Water Fountain
This programme will introduce the science knowledge relating to water fountain through the demonstration of different experiments.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Science Show: Dongguan Science and Technology Museum – The Ball Game
In this programme, audience will be invited to play table tennis and baseball games with the fast moving air from the hair dryer. Audience will learn about airflow, air pressure, inertia and other related scientific principles. Demonstrators will also explain about energy conservation by demonstrating the collision of tennis ball and basketball.
Nurturing Sea Wonders
Marine life is diverse and distinctive. By raising and observing jellyfish, clown fish and lined hippocampus, a lot of interesting marine knowledge will be discovered. This workshop shares with audience the characteristics of these marine life and breeding methods. Audience can also enjoy their beautiful postures at close range.
Fight or Flight? Fear of the unknown can make one really nervous. Join the Phobia Party in the Hong Kong Science Museum to explore what phobia really is, from the science behind it to how it affects our decision making in daily lives. Come challenge your senses at the "Fear Room", you will discover your innate instinct in unfamiliar situations. Be prepared for the goose-bumpy journey and perhaps learn to better manage your own fears!
Phobia Party is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Science Centre Singapore.
"Urban Walk with Curators" Activity Series: About Conservation – Chimpanzees and Humans
Among primates, chimpanzees have extremely similar genes with human. However, the drastic change of natural environment has become a significant threat to them as well as other wildlife. Paulina Chan, Museum Director of the Hong Kong Science Museum, will conduct a tour to the exhibition "Becoming Jane: Inspiring a Shared Planet" for the children and sharing with them the story of Dr. Jane Goodall, a renowned primatologist who has spent many years working on the conservation of chimpanzees. Paulina will also accompany participants to visit the Bornean orangutans living at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens and tell them interesting habits of "our friends" and the importance of wildlife conservation.
Fun Science Experiments for Family – Sport Science
Sports have an indispensable relationship with science. We can scientifically understand various body movements, improve ways of exercise, prevent sports injuries, enhance athletic performance, and ultimately achieve goal of surpassing one's limit. The Hong Kong Science Museum will present the "Winter Games" exhibition in June, featuring around 20 sets of large-scale simulations and exhibits which allow the audience to further understand the scientific knowledge and principles behind the sports.
This workshop will include a visit to the "Winter Games" exhibition and a 1.5-hour experiment class related to sport science. In the experiment class, we will train participants' reaction and balance from a scientific perspective. Through making their own sledges and competing with each other, they will learn how optimising the sledge structure can make it slide faster.