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2018/05/29 Manila Natural History Museum
π 2018-05-29 01:01 in Philippines, Sciencemuseums
This was our last museum in Manila on our way to the airport. While the building looked quite big at first, a lot of the exhibit floors are not open yet, so we actually got done in 30mn or so when we had 1h. Still what we saw was quite good, although it lasted about as long as the painful line to get in:

line for the security check, then line for signing in, and then line to check in your bag
line for the security check, then line for signing in, and then line to check in your bag








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2018/05/26 Manila Antropology Museum
π 2018-05-26 01:01 in Philippines, Sciencemuseums
Another Museum in Manila, and it was well worth the visit too:











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2018/05/26 Manila National Museum of Fine Arts
π 2018-05-26 01:01 in Philippines, Sciencemuseums
The Manila National Museum of Fine Arts had a very nice collection on multiple floors which can easily take 3H+


the likeness is unmistakable :)
the likeness is unmistakable :)












2018/05/25 Manila Ayala Museum
π 2018-05-25 01:01 in Philippines, Sciencemuseums
Good collection of gold on the top floor, and very nice diaporama on the bottom floor, showing the history of the philippines. We were a bit short on time, but got to see most of it.





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2018/05/25 Manila Mind Museum
π 2018-05-25 01:01 in Philippines, Sciencemuseums
It's not a huge science museum, but it was fun to visit nonetheless:



earthquake simulator
earthquake simulator


It was right next to the Google Buildings, and worth 2 hours.

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2018/01/27 Sydney Powerhouse Museum
π 2018-01-27 01:01 in Australia, Sciencemuseums
This museum is housed in indeed the old powerhouse/power station, and it's now a science museum with random other displays.


A very cool engine using planetary gears and other steam engines and related hardware:






Transportation:

left over original steam engine that luckily didn't get scrapped like most others
left over original steam engine that luckily didn't get scrapped like most others



Space:







Other science:



Bright colors and games for kids:





And in the random other things category:



a voice exhibit had an opera singer give a nice live demo
a voice exhibit had an opera singer give a nice live demo




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2018/01/20 Australia Museum/Natural History Museum in Sydney
π 2018-01-20 01:01 in Australia, Sciencemuseums
It's a nice museum central to the city with nice animal and mineral collections. It's worth at least 4H for a good visit.







giant kangaroo they used to have
giant kangaroo they used to have









Nice minerals too:





2017/11/05 Hong Kong Science Museum
π 2017-11-05 01:01 in Sciencemuseums
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The Hong Kong Science Museum, just across from the History Museum, is a pretty good museum too, although if time is limited, the History Museum is a better bet. Still, they have a great multi floor ball machine:












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2017/11/03 Macau Science Museum
π 2017-11-03 01:01 in Sciencemuseums
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While in Macau, we went to check out the science museum, and while the building was being repaired after a recent typhoon, but the inside exhibhits were actually quite good:


the exhibits are still in portuguese, chinese, and thankfully english
the exhibits are still in portuguese, chinese, and thankfully english

Jennifer beat me at hang from the monkey bar :)
Jennifer beat me at hang from the monkey bar :)

interesting demo of acceleration
interesting demo of acceleration




Macau is building a monorail (LRT), because monorail!
Macau is building a monorail (LRT), because monorail!




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2017/08/15 London Science Museum
π 2017-08-15 01:01 in Greatbritain2017, Sciencemuseums
I had planned to spend 2-3H in London's Science Museum, and ended up spending 4H+ until they closed and kicked me out :)

It definitely had interesting and unusal exhibits (at least for adults) and I smiled when I saw reviews that they didn't have enough basic things for small kids to bang violently on until they broke :)

[The aviation part of that museum itself was quite impressive and I put it in its own page|/perso/flying/post_2017-08-15_London-Science-Museum_s-Airplane-Section.html


nice to see a streetview bike
nice to see a streetview bike










I got to learn how multicord encoding worked at the time
I got to learn how multicord encoding worked at the time

kind of sad when I know some historical communication devices :)
kind of sad when I know some historical communication devices :)

nice to see more silicon lingots in museums, that's where all our chips come from
nice to see more silicon lingots in museums, that's where all our chips come from




the UK has several crappy 3 wheeled cars because taxes/insurance for them was cheaper
the UK has several crappy 3 wheeled cars because taxes/insurance for them was cheaper


gotta love old commercials
gotta love old commercials

even a section on genetics, including this 7 toed cat.
even a section on genetics, including this 7 toed cat.

or less fun, but good to mention, this euthanasia machine
or less fun, but good to mention, this euthanasia machine

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