It’s surely impossible for any Macau tour to become complete if you don’t comprehend the background and heritage from the region. To do this, you need to go around the entire place, go to the different legendary structures, and indulge yourself with the ways of living of the people. Or you can also visit museums to to see items proving the existence of Macau’s beautiful past.
There are a few museums in the region that could help you with discovering the region but there is no faster way of understanding Macau than paying a visit to one of the most important structures ever built in the city – the Museum of Macau.
Standing proud on the historical fort of the Fortaleza de Monte, the museum is a hot spot for tourists. With a total area size of 2,800 meters square, the Museum of Macau gives home to different artifacts and cultural keepsakes which serve as living witnesses to the fast development of the city of Macau.
The building boasts of a contemporary design. It basically consists of three floors – each focusing on the different eras and aspects of the history and culture of Macau. At the first floor, the origin and pre-historic days of the city is explained through exhibits. The second floor is dedicated to the socio-cultural aspects of the city. While the third floor shows the contemporary Macau.
Outside the museum, a breathtaking view of the city of Macau can be obtained. There is also a souvenir shop selling cheap stuffs and a bar with esplanade for the visitors and guests.
Through the museum, you will get to understand the past. But it has to be known that you are also entitled to obtain an idea of how Macau could be in the future. Through the Macau Science Center, you will not just understand Science. You will also see the technological possibilities for the region and the rest of the world.
Completed only on the year 2009, the Macau Science Center boasts of high technology materials that will best explain the different truths about the world we live in. Housed in the very modern and extravagant architectural piece located in Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen are different exhibits and facilities grouped according to the interests of the visitors.
Interactive galleries on focusing on children, technology, environment and lifestyle are opened for more fun. Demonstrations about the motion capture system, liquid nitrogen and other things are held for easy understanding as well.
Facilities are definitely incredible as well. It has a 5-storey exhibition center in which the galleries are situated. It also has a scenic pavilion from which the outside environment can be viewed. There is also a 700 square meter convention center in which gatherings and conventions can be held. Lastly, it has a planetarium which uses high-technology 3D projectors.
Indeed, the Macau Science Center is one incredible landmark in the city and with it, learning Science will never be the same again.