Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai

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Explore the exhibits of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, a vast venue that features three large theater screens. Opened in 2001, the museum boasts 13 permanent displays dedicated to different areas of technology, nature, and scientific achievements. Enter the imposing modern building and roam its spacious galleries and interactive exhibits, all featuring English translations and information. Children enjoy animal-related displays, robotics, and space exploration exhibits, and the educational play area. A visit to Shanghai Science and Technology Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Shanghai trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The sections devoted to Dinosaurs and Fossils are worth paying a visit. Metro Line 2 with the same name of the museum is nearby. The mythical dragons of China are the Dinasaurs of the Jurassic age. Th...  more »
  • The building is beautiful, and impressive. But this very focused to public local and young. Although much is translated into English, is still much so a Western can enjoy this visit.
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  • Science it might be, technology it definitely isn't unfortunately. Robot show was so bad we laughed uncontrollably, so that had to be the highlight! A very slow food roller coster was also a joke. Foo...  more »
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  • Aging quite poorly and could use some simple renovations to get it back up to par. Not a bad price for a day out of the rain and into a quieter area of the city.
  • Best copy market in Shanghai (IMO) for buying fake brand name items. Remember that you will have to negotiate. Sometimes down to 10% of what their price is, others you can only get down to 50%. If you are seriously interested, stay firm on your price and start to walk away. If they stop you, you are close. If they don't try and stop you at all, you are way off! But the unspoken rules is that if you name your lowest price and they get there, they expect you to go through and buy it.
  • This place eminates an old vibe. Not very techie and futuristic as it sounds. They need to upgrade the showcases. Its too old school!!! Also the entry fee is too high for adults. Better go to natural histoty museum. Thats way better and value for money.
  • Disappointing. I expected something way more modern as shanghai is a modern city. This is outdated & not very technological. The best part was a display of TVs (and a few tablets) manufactured over the last 40yrs. Really shows how quickly things progress & interesting historical perspective.
  • Good place to visit. Near subway station and shopping centre is very good and attractive, but one should know bargaining.

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