The new and improved China Science and Technology Museum, located in the Olympic Forest Park just north of the Bird’s Nest, opens to the public this Sunday, September 20. This past weekend, the state-of-the-art facility with over 4 million square meters of exhibition space hosted a sneak preview for the media and the Beijing Youth Daily gives us a rundown of new attractions, including:
·An interactive “Music Wall” for kids ages 3-10
·Dinosaur exhibits in the main hall and radio-controlled, helium-filled “flying dinosaurs”
·Relics and exhibitions of over 150 Chinese scientific and technological innovations
·RFID e-ticketing system and information booths
·A giant domed 4-D theater/planetarium that holds 600 seats beneath a 30-meter wide dome showing a “Mission to Mars” film.
Ticket prices are RMB 30 for adults, and RMB 20 for students (with ID), children and group discounts. Student groups can get in for RMB 15 (with ID). Call 5904 1000 for more details.
To reach the museum by subway
Take Subway Line 8 to the "Olympic Park" station, walk north and then east for about 13 minutes; take the Metro Line 8 to the "Forest Park South Gate" station, walk south and then east for about 10 minutes ; take the metro line 5 to "Datun Road East" stand out A1 mouth, change to 538 Road to the "North Star Road" station, go straight north about 12 minutes.