The Sichuan Science and Technology Museum is situated to the north of the Tianfu Square in the center of Chengdu City and has a total area of 60,000 square meters. The museum offers its visitors 20 permanent exhibition areas that handle more than 600 exhibits. Its focal points are ancient projects, local landform shows, and contemporary achievements of science and technology that can be found in the museum’s five floors.
Sichuan Science and Technology Museum – First Floor
Located on the first floor of the museum are the Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong Geological Models together with the Ertan Hydropower Station Model. Its halls include the Dujiangyan Irrigation System Hall and the Aeronautics and Space Exhibition Hall. Other than that, the floor also has a 4D Theater and four temporary exhibition halls.
- The Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong Geological Models are presented on the first floor of the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum using words, pictures, as well as 3D devices. The presentations illustrate the water circulation, local customs, geological sites, and origin and development of scientific researches in the Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong areas.
- To show the Ertain Hydropower Station, its model in the museum is built with a touch screen system, simulations, and multimedia devices. It gives the guests an idea about the projects on hydropower progress, the importance of hydropower in China’s economy, how the water resources of the country are distributed, and the significance of protecting the environment while maintaining a sustainable development.
- You can find a miniature of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System in the museum where the water flow from the Minjiang River is modeled as well as the system’s major functions.
- The Aeronautics and Space Exhibition Hall holds items that show the origin and basic knowledge of aeronautics as well as the principles about aeronautics and space like the principles behind the flying capabilities of rockets and planes and the process involved in Shenzhou spacecraft’s launching, orbiting, and recycling.
- The 4D Theater on the first floor has a smoke, light, fog, rain, bubbles, and other elements that provide an exceptional feeling of realness when the visitors watch the films.
Sichuan Science and Technology Museum – Second Floor
The compositions of the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum’s second floor are the Machinery Exhibition Hall, the Material and Energy Exhibition Hall, and the Virtual World. It also houses the Electricity and Magnetism Exhibition Hall, the Information Society Hall, and the Robot Exhibition Hall.
- The first hall on the floor, which is the Machinery Exhibition Hall, has presentations about mechanical knowledge like the fundamental principles of a vehicle clutch and the differential instruments of cars.
- 10 exhibits about energy are shown in the Material and Energy Exhibition Hall. Such includes imitations of nuclear power plants, hydropower generators, tidal power generators, and wave power generators. A total of 19 exhibits about materials are also shown in this hall that include body armor, anti-fake devices, the periodic table of elements, and equipment for note printing.
- There are 10 unique displays in the Virtual World that would surely catch the attention of the guests. An example is the digital treadmill wherein the visitor will ride a treadmill while wearing a pair of 3D glasses. The interesting part is it depicts a virtual environment where the participant races with animals while using the treadmill.
- There are 23 exhibits in the Information Society Hall that includes different topics such as Bluetooth and technologies about GPS.
- You can then find 18 displays in the Electricity and Magnetism Exhibition Hall that show the spectacles of high voltage discharge, point discharge, and step voltage.
- A robot who can make facial expressions and a robot band are some of the fascinating items that you can find in the Robot Exhibition Hall
Sichuan Science and Technology Museum – Third Floor
The halls that you can find the third floor of the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum are the Heaven and Earth Phenomena Hall, the Acoustics and Optics Hall, as well as the Mechanics Hall. Other interesting halls that would entice the minds of the guests are the Mathematics Hall, the Bioscience Hall, and the Ecological Environment Hall.
- If you want to learn and explore the fundamentals and principles about the galaxy mysteries, to know how to identify orders and positions, and to comprehend the calculation of star coordination, you must visit the Heaven and Earth Phenomena Hall.
- There are 38 exhibits in the Acoustics and Optics Hall wherein the topics of holographic audios and optical pieces are being shown.
- The Mechanics Hall offers 21 exhibits about arch-shell structures, Foucault pendulum, and other fascinating materials.
- The Mathematics Hall, which can be enjoyed not only by the Math geeks, has a total of 34 interesting displays. Including in the displays are the Dominos, the minimal surface, and a circle divided into seventeen equal parts.
- The Bioscience Hall where you can find the DNA sequencing, the balance test, as well as the tilting hut has a total of 23 displays.
- There are 16 exhibits in the Ecological Environment Hall where visitors can learn about the significance of constructing a green home, the secret of high-yielding hybrid corps, the fact that animals are humanities’ friends, and a few well-known technologies that are used to protect the pandas.
Sichuan Science and Technology Museum – Fourth Floor
The attractions that the visitors can visit in the fourth floor of the museum are a Robot Workshop, a Popular Science Museum, and the Science and Technology Gardens for Children. The Teenager Activity Centers are also located here and whimsical shows are often presented in this area.
Children, as well as adults, will have a good time learning about different things on this floor. There are fascinating displays and shows like to kingdom of ants wherein the visitors will be able to understand the ant cave structure, ant’s communication, labor division, and strength. The flower clock, a musical fence, water-screen films, firefighting drills, and magic a weather world are just some of the fourth floor’s attractions that everyone can enjoy.
Sichuan Science and Technology Museum – Fifth Floor
On the fifth floor of the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum is where the Academic Hall and the Multifunctional Hall are located. These halls are primarily used for seminars and meetings.
In addition to the five floors, the museum also has a wide outdoor activity area which covers 5,000 square meters, an underground parking with 2 floors and an area of 6,000 square meters, fast food and restaurants area which occupy a total of 600 meters, and different science toy shops occupying a 600-square-meter hall.
All the facilities in the museum are being maintained and upheld for the convenience, ease, and learning of its guests.
Sichuan Science and Technology Museum Operations’ Info
How to get there
- You can take the Metro by riding Line 1 or Line 2 and go to Tianfu Square Station. The South Gate of the museum is located in Exit G of the station.
- The buses that can take you to the Tianfu Square East Station are bus 16, 45, 53, 61, 64, and the Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2.
- Tuesday to Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm, ticketing stops at 4 pm
- Free but the passport is needed for a guest to get a ticket
- The tickets are only available for booking online through the museum’s official website. Guests can also call their office for more information (028-86609999).
- Only 2,000 tickets are issued every Tuesday to Friday and 5,000 tickets during weekends.