Macau's Science Centre by I.M Pei
This is probably one of the most underrated buildings in the country. It’s odd and beautiful at the same time, sensibly and beautifully designed by the Chinese architect I.M Pei, the interiors are stunning and one of modulation, light, space and the experiential walk through the spiral top to get to different themed rooms. If you have toddlers and kids – this is the perfect place to take them. Every room is fully equipped with fun and fancy things to teach facts to kids.
Given the recent news of Chinese astronauts, there’s a room devoted to space simulation machines, a 3D theatre (not sure how regularly the shows change) and different rooms on each level for the kids to explain the how’s and why’s of science.
View from the top floor looking down the spiral building.
Now I know how a lighthouse works!
How a pipe organ works – kids can jump on the keys and it plays an octave.
There are many kids play rooms and set ups as well as a MacDonald’s and little coffee shop where nice organic milk teas are just 10MOP!
Entry 15MOP, to go up the escalators to the top another 25MOP.
Note that unlike other museums, they are closed on Thursdays.
Avenida Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macao Science Center