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School Visit Application

 

School Visit Programme

During school visit, students can visit our exhibition halls freely and take part in various interesting activities* including:

Guided Tour

Schools can choose to visit permanent or special exhibition halls. Guided by the experienced docents, students can deepen their understanding on the science knowledge behind the exhibits with on-site explanation.

A docent is explaining within the Environmental Conservation Gallery A docent is explaining within the Life Hall

Duration: 30mins
Location: Permanent or Special Exhibition Halls

Film Show

A number of interesting and educational films will be shown to help students explore the mysteries of science and learn the scientific knowledge in a funny and carefree way.

Duration: 20 - 30 mins
Location: Lecture Hall

Fun Science Demonstration

To enhance the knowledge of students about the relationship between science and daily lives and to arouse their interests in science, a series of fascinating demonstrations covering different science topics will be conducted to explain the ordinary scientific phenomena.

Museum Assistant is performing the Molecular Gastronomy Demonstration Museum Assistant is performing the Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration

Duration: 15 mins
Location: Exhibition Hall

Title Contents
Liquid Nitrogen This session introduces some funny and interesting phenomena occur at the low temperature of minus 196 degrees Celsius.
Electricity & Magnetism This session contains descriptions of the characteristics of static electricity and principles of lightning rod; and demonstrations of using electrostatic generators with which original hairstyles will be created for participants!
Transportation Aided with model boats for demonstration, this session introduces the principles of operating hovercrafts and sailing boats.
Artificial Clouds To demonstrate at scene the formation of two kinds of cloud containing water droplets and ice crystals respectively, and the audience can have a try to touch the "products".
Molecular Gastronomy This demonstration will adopt Chemistry to an innovative cooking method and bring our attention to the importance of food safety.
 
 
  • Successful applicants will be informed of the details about the above activities upon approval of application.
  • Activities will be held according to the availability of venues and docents. All applications will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Guided tours and film shows are fixed with quotas for applicants on a first come, first served basis.
  • For fun science demonstration, please check the latest programme schedule by the side of the 1/F Visitor Service Centre. Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.
 

Eligibility

Kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, post-secondary institutions and universities registered in Hong Kong (except private schools offering non-formal curriculum Note 1) are eligible for application.
Admission fee will be waived for school groups with 20 or more teachers and students, and at least 15 students among them upon approval of application. For groups with visitors less than 20, teachers and students are required to pay for admission.
(Remarks: Waiving of admission fee is applicable to students and teachers only, for schools with parents / volunteers, please contact our staff for details of admission fee before the date of visit.)
Note 1: According to the guidelines from Education Bureau, private schools offering educational courses such as tutorial, commercial, language and computer courses are all categorised as private schools offering non-formal curriculum.

Visit Sessions

For better service to students at different levels, please arrange the school visit according to the following schedule:

Time Kindergartens, primary, secondary and other schools
Morning session: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Mon to Sun (Except Wed, Thurs and public holidays) Note 2
*All sessions will be opened to the public at the same time

Afternoon session: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mon to Sun (Except Wed, Thurs and public holidays) Note 2
*All sessions will be opened to the public at the same time

Note 2: No School Visit is provided in the following dates:
2014: 19-09, 03-10, 24-10, 31-10, 14-11, 21-11, 12-12, 19-12 (Friday)
2015: 16-01, 30-01, 06-02, 13-02, 06-03, 24-04, 08-05, 22-05, 05-06, 19-06, 03-07, 10-07 (Friday)

Method of Application

Application for school visits can be made through telephone booking at 2732 3220 during office hours (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, except public holidays) at least 2 weeks and at most 3 months in advance before the date of visit. On the morning of the first working day of each month, the Science Museum will accept telephone booking of school visits scheduled within the next three months. For instance, if a visit is scheduled in April 2011, the applicant can make the booking at 9:00 am on 01-01-2011 (Sat). Please submit the completed application form to the Museum by mail (stating "Application for School Visit" on the envelope) or fax (at 2311 2248) within one week after the telephone booking. Otherwise, the booking will be cancelled. Application submitted within two weeks before the date of visit will not be considered.
Visits will be arranged on a first come, first served basis.
(Applicants should read the notes for application before submitting the application form.)

Enquiries

For any enquiries, please contact our staff at 2732 3220 during office hours (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, except public holidays).

Post-visit Activities

After the visit, teachers and students can share the experiences of what they learnt during the visit. Besides, they can go over the questions in the activity sheets and carry out related learning activities. An evaluation form will be distributed to the schools on the date of visit. Teachers are welcome to give us their valuable comments and suggestions.

 

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Last Modified: 15-07-2014

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