To further enhance the educational and entertaining values of this exhibition, the Hong Kong Science Museum has specially designed a number of multimedia programmes and interactive exhibits for the visitors. We hope that through their hands-on experience, they would have an appreciation of the operation of these science apparatuses and their underlying scientific principles. Here we present you a few of our fabulous items:
This instrument tells you how to tell time by using shadow.
Pascal's Mechanical Calculator
This mechanical calculator is able to perform addition and subtraction, it definitely is the ancestor to computer nowadays!
When measuring blood pressure, you need to wear a cuff on your arm. But do you know how does that cuff measure your blood pressure?
This is a mysterious wood steelyard. It uses only one weight to measure weights of different objects. What is the principle hidden behind?
Load the Musket
This computer game let you learn how to load a musket from Qing dynasty. Come and see what did our little Emperor hunt.
The escapement is one of the most important parts inside clocks and watches. This exhibit reveals to you its mystery.
Palace Ride with the Emperor
In the late Qing dynasty, the last Emperor, Puyi, enjoyed riding bicycle inside the Palace. This time, he is going to show you the way.
Do you want to know more about these scientific instruments of the Qing Court? You can take the “Instrument Quiz” by using the interactive exhibits in the exhibition, and learn more about the celestial sphere to understand the operation of astronomical instruments and the science behind.