Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. [Photo/sstm.org.cn]
The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum includes three parts. The main hall of the museum is located at No 2000, Century Avenue, Shanghai and the branch museums, the Shanghai Natural History Museum located at No 510, West Beijing Road, the Shanghai Planetarium located at Lin-Gang Special Area, Pudong New Area.
The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum has a floor area of 68,000 square meters, and a building area of 106,000 square meters. It's ranked as a first-class national museum and a 5A national tourist spot, besides as an educational excursion demonstration base and one of Shanghai's landmarks. The museum is also a postdoctoral research center. SSTM was selected as the seventh among the 20 most popular national museums in the world by the Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM in 2016.
Focusing on the theme "Nature, Human, and Technology", SSTM aims to make the science popular with high-techs. There are 11 permanent exhibition galleries on the themes of Biological Diversity, Earthcrust Exploration, Cradle of Designers, Lights of Wisdom, Home Planet, Information Era, World of Robots, Lights of Exploration, Human and Health, Space Navigation, Children's Fantasyland, and twp special exhibition galleries on World of Spiders and World of Animals and two relief galleries on Technologies in Ancient China and Science Explorers. There is also an academicians information wall from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. SSTM has built four cinemas in the museum: IMAX 3D, IMAX Dome, IWERKS 4D and Space Theater.