Shanghai Science & Technology Museum is the key social cultural project invested by Shanghai Government. Shanghai Science & Technology Museum is the national tourist spot of AAAAAstandardand important science education and leisure traveling base.
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum is located on the southeast end of Century Avenue, beside Century Park in Pu Dong New Area. It covers an area of 68,000 square meters, a floor space of 98,000 square meters and an exhibition space of 65,500 square meters with planned visiting flow of 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 visitors per year and investment of RMB 1.755 billion Yuan. Shanghai Science & Technology Museum opened to the public on December 18, 2001. Up to December 2009, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum has received more than 18 million visitors to greatly promote its science education and science traveling functions and widely won social confirm and compliments.
With the theme of “Nature ·Mankind ·Technology”, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum works for promoting scientific and cultural quality of the whole citizens and sharpening the comprehensive competitive edges of Shanghai. Shanghai Science & Technology Museum serves for the purposes of education, research, leisure traveling, cooperation, communication, collection and production. We aim at providing visitors opportunities of gaining science technology knowledge and spirits.
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum currently has opened 14 thematic exhibition halls to the public. They are:World of Animals, Spectrum of Life, Spider Exhibition, Earth Exploration, Cradle of Designers, Children's Science Land, Light of Wisdom, Home on Earth, Information Era, World of Robots, Light of Exploration, Human and Health, Space Navigation(Children's Science Land and Light of Wisdom are under renovation from Jan 2010- May 2010). Apart from the above-listed, there are Chinese Ancient Science & Technology Gallery showing off Chinese ancient inventions and creations, Explorers' Gallery featuring Chinese and foreign distinguished explorers andAcademicians Gallery showing off contemporary scientists of Shanghai.
Here are four special purpose theaters in Shanghai Science & Technology Museum. They are:IMAX 3D Theater, IMAX Dome Theater, IWERKS Theater and Space Theater, which constitute the largest science educational cinema in Asia with 10,000 annual filming times.
The branch museum of Natural History Museum (No. 260, East Yan An Road) shows the natural history of life evolution. The Natural History Museum will be relocated to West Beijing Rd. covering 45000 m2.
Besides these, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum will arrange temporary exhibitions during a whole year.