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Lab Programmes for the Elderly

In order to let senior citizens gain fun through scientific experiments as well as to deepen their knowledge on health, the Hong Kong Science Museum has launched an activity namely "Laboratory Programmes for the Elderly". This programme will last for 1 hour 30 minutes in which there will be an experiment session and a museum tour. The programme are conducted and guided by our experienced docents with content carefully designed to cater the needs and interests of the participants. Visiting groups may choose the following themes:

Food and Health

A healthy diet is essential to a healthy body. This activity will introduce to the elderly various major nutrients in food including sugar, starch, fat, protein and vitamins as well as their sources, functions to and effects on our body. It is hoped that the programme can help the participants to gain a better understanding of a healthy diet. There are a series of interesting hands-on experiments to let our participants to test the quantity of such nutrients contained in some common foods.


Human senses are generated by our five sense organs, namely, eyes, ears, mouth, nose and skin. With them, we can appreciate the charming scenery and listen to wonderful songs. But what on earth are the visual, auditory, taste and smelling senses generated? To what extent will we be affected if our senses are impaired? And how should we maintain a sensitive sense? Through models, diagrams, series of interesting experiments and guided-tours, this activity introduces you how senses are generated, the judgment error of our visual sense and sense of touch, as well as the relations between tasting and smelling sense of human beings.


We welcome applications from all non-profit making organizations registered in Hong Kong. For enquiries or make appointments, please feel free to contact Ms. Lau at 2732 3223 within office hours (Mon to Fri: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm).

*Programmes conducted in Cantonese.


Last Modified: 2013-08-07

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