It’s my first time to be left “alone” in a different country. Left alone meaning, I have to navigate on my own just to be able to go to different places. Yes, I have my sister in the same place as I am, but she wasn’t near me since she has work.
My family has already flew back to the Philippines. I added extra days for me and Coco to enjoy HK more. I must say, it was very easy for me what with Data and Google Maps, without it, I’m doomed!
So after our trip to Toy Street, we head over to TST for some museum fix. It was a very long walk from TST MTR Station to the Hong Kong Science Museum, but we made it alive somehow. We only have time for 1 museum, so I chose this one as I’ve heard raves about it, and that kids would surely enjoy, since I’m sure there would be interactive museum exhibits.
There are four floors of well laid out exhibits of difference branches of science and technology, from gravity to communication and electricity. Some where very interesting, even to us parents, but some are really boring. What captured a child’s attention are those that they can work with or play with – like those with pull levers, sliding balls and pushing buttons.
On the top most floor is the Children’s Gallery, it is really huge, but since it is a weekend, we couldn’t even find a spot to play with. There’s a pass before you can enter the construction site, since we didn’t know about it and it will take as 2 hours of waiting, as much as I want Coco to experience it, I don’t want to wait that long. So better get a pass as soon as you enter the museum premises.
You come in free on Wednesdays but expect more people, since it is FREE. Best to come on weekdays, but on my part, we was only able to visit on a weekend, so it was also bustling with a lot of people, especially rowdy kids who wouldn’t share or push, as my son experienced.
Free admission for children under 4 years old accompanied by an adult with ticket
Free admission on Wednesdays (Although you have to deal with more people!)
Schedule: Opens at 10AM everyday till 7PM on weekdays and 9PM on weekends
Where to find it: Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
The walks between the interchange from the MTRs going to Toy Street, walking from TST station to HK Museum, as well as from the HK Museum to MTR going home to Tsim Sha Tsui were soooo far. That’s why I am amazed with Coco for being so patient and understanding. He didn’t ask me to carry him.
So while walking to the MTR going home, we chanced upon Middle Road Children’s Playground. The stairs going up is so high. I asked the very tired Coco is he wanted to. No questions asked, he climbed up, what joy playground’s give to kids.
I love how clean it is. There are lots of benches for guardians to lounge around and a water fountain.
What I didn’t know was that this playground is connected to the Garden of Stars and the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. I wanted to visit this too, I thought I wouldn’t be able to because there was no time, as we were about to head home.
Garden of Stars, used to be Avenue of Stars, is located at Tsim Sha Tsui East Waterfront Podium.
Then off we walked to the TST Promenade with an amazing view.
Where to find it:
Middle Road Playground – Middle Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
TST East Waterfront Podium – Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui