|A line up of Stormtroopers outside the museum|
|Nathan was very fittingly wearing his Darth Vader t-shirt 😁|
|Comic books in the toys exhibit|
|Entrance to the toys exhibit|
|Testing out the slinky toy|
|Timeline of toys|
|Interactive! Building blocks for kids (and kids at heart) to play with|
|An activity book for kids to fill out as they walk through the museum|
|Paper doll toys|
|An assortment of robots|
|Sylvanian Family toys|
|A collection of Barbie dolls|
|Disney Princess dolls|
|A cool Transformers collection|
|More Star Wars toys|
|Trees inside the History Museum|
|An old style baby carrier, decorated with patches|
|A life sized boat inside the museum|
The permanent exhibit in the museum is "The Hong Kong Story", which goes through everything from the natural environment of Hong Kong, the people and the culture, and how it came to be the "modern metropolis" that it is today. The exhibit is huge, and comprises of 8 galleries, the last few of which we had to hurry through, because Charlotte was becoming cranky and needed a nap! haha
Overall though, the museum was excellent, and very interesting. Charlotte loved looking at the toys in the special exhibit, and kept making funny noises at the ones she liked.
After the History Museum, we took Charlotte out for a walk so she could have a quick nap, and then we ate lunch. Next, we walked back to explore the Science Museum, which was just fantastic. The museum is on four floors, and is divided into different sections, like food science, mathematics, electricity, and life sciences. Almost every display is interactive, with a short text to go along with each activity, explaining the different sciences. The museum was packed with kids of all ages, and it all looked like so much fun. Even though Charlotte is too little to do any of the activities, she still really enjoyed watching the other children, and looking at the exhibits.
We were so impressed with both museums that we visited, and the best part is that it cost so little to visit them! The History Museum's permanent exhibit is actually free, so we just paid HK$10 each (US$1.28) for the toy's exhibit. Then the Science Museum was only HK$20 (US$2.57). That is so awesome!
I hope you enjoyed reading all about our stay in Hong Kong.
Next up will be what we got up to in Taiwan :)