Hong Kong Science Museum's large-scale dinosaur exhibition receives its 500 000th visitor (with photos)
The 500 000th visitor to the exhibition was greeted warmly by the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Mr Vincent Liu; Executive Manager, Charities (Sports and Culture) of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Ms Winnie Yip; and the Chairman of the First Initiative Foundation, Ms Michelle Ong.
Eight of the world's most iconic creatures from the age of dinosaurs, rare fossil bones and some of the most complete fossil dinosaur skeletons are being displayed in the exhibition. The precious exhibits come from museums and academic organisations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania and Morocco. Except for the Tyrannosaurus, the other seven fossil skeletons, including the Triceratops, Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus, Spinosaurus, Hatzegopteryx and a baby Sauropod are on display in Hong Kong for the first time. Owing to the enormous size of the exhibits, the museum has designated a total area of around 2 000 square metres at the exhibition hall. Through the use of a multimedia projection technique; special lighting effects; and the fusion of the latest scientific research, palaeontology artwork and unique scenography; the exhibition offers an immersive experience and a thrilling journey back in time to a prehistoric world.
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the First Initiative Foundation, and jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum and the First Initiative Foundation, the exhibition is exclusively sponsored by the HKJC; and supported by the MTR Corporation.
The exhibition is one of the many initiatives supported by the HKJC's approved donation of $630 million to the Government to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, demonstrating that the HKJC is resolute in pursuing its purpose of acting continuously for the betterment of society, all in support of creating a stronger community together.
The exhibition production team is a respected group of internationally acclaimed professionals, comprising members from Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, etc. The exhibition is facilitated by the First Initiative Foundation, and the foundation's move demonstrates its dedication to contributing to the community and bridging the gap between Hong Kong and the world.
The exhibition will run until November 16 in the Hong Kong Science Museum located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East. All visitors are required to make an advance booking through the e-booking system. For details of the e-booking, exhibition and related programmes, please visit the website at big8dinosaurs.hk or call 2732 3232 for enquiries.
In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museums under the management of the LCSD for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirements of the Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.
Ends/Monday, October 10, 2022
Issued at HKT 19:10
Issued at HKT 19:10