Macau Science Centre


In an IM Pei–designed silvery spiral of a building on the waterfront, this modern science museum is one of Macau's best places to take kids. Fourteen exhibition areas have fun, hands-on exhibits on subjects ranging from music to robotics. The 3D planetarium is always a hit.

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1. Macau Cultural Centre

0.17 MILES

This US$100-million, 45,000-sq-metre contemporary steel-and-concrete structure is the territory’s prime venue for cultural performances: from dance to…

2. Creative Macau

0.18 MILES

This space managed by a nonprofit organisation aims at promoting Macau's creative industries. Exhibitions span works from a spectrum of industries, from…

3. Macau Museum of Art

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This excellent five-storey museum has well-curated displays of art created in Macau and China, including paintings by western artists such as George…

4. Fisherman's Wharf


Is that a volcano you see as the ferry nears the port? Why yes, that's Fisherman's Wharf, the beyond-cheesy theme park/dining/shopping complex along the…

5. Kun Iam Statue & Ecumenical Centre

0.33 MILES

An unconventional but utterly ethereal statue of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, designed by Portuguese architect and sculptor Cristina Rocha Leiria. The…

6. AFA

0.75 MILES

Some of Macau’s best contemporary art can be seen at this nonprofit gallery, which has taken Macau's art worldwide and holds monthly solo exhibitions by…

7. Guia Fortress & Chapel

0.82 MILES

As the highest point on the peninsula, Guia Fortress affords panoramic views of the city. At the top is the small but stunning Chapel of Our Lady of Guia,…

8. Gallery of Macau's Gaming History

0.84 MILES

Macau's gambling industry goes back to the 16th century, when labourers from China played a game called 'fan-tan' in makeshift stalls. While scholars have…