Guangxi Science and Technology Museum
The Guangxi Science and Technology Museum is the largest and most important science popularization education venue and public welfare cultural science popularization facility in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. It is also an important platform for China and ASEAN countries to carry out science and technology cultural exchanges and activities. With a goal of improving the public's scientific and cultural literacy, it aims to be the leader of Guangxi science popularization education and a window to showcase the culture of Guangxi.
Opened in 1983, it was one of the first science and technology museums built in west China. Its new facilities were completed and opened to the public on Dec 5, 2008, spanning an area of 14,655 square meters. It is located in Nanning, capital of Guangxi, and near important public facilities like Guangxi National Square and Guangxi People's Hall. It was rated as a national 4A tourist attraction in Dec 2009 and designated a national civilized unit in Feburary 2015.
With the theme of "exploration, technology, and innovation," the Guangxi Science and Technology Museum boasts permanent science popularization exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, a youth science studio, high-tech cinemas, and academic exchanges.
Among them, the permanent exhibition hall covers an area of about 9000 square meters, with three themed exhibition areas, mainly covering engineering technology, information technology, and biological engineering. The temporary exhibition hall covers an area of about 2,400 sq m, while the youth science studio covers 1,300 sq m and offers out-of-school science and technology education for teenagers.
In addition, the museum hosts special activities like youth science and technology innovation competitions, robot competitions, and a youth science festival as part of its science popularization efforts.
The museum is unique in that it strives to reflect the three major elements of Guangxi's regional characteristics, national characteristics, as well as science and technology. Design-wise, it incorporates a wide range of influences including Elephant Trunk Hill in Guilin, Guangxi, Moon Hill in Yangshuo, oyster shells, as well as Guangxi bronze drums and the traditional clothing of the region's ethnic groups.
Guangxi Science and Technology Museum. [Photo/WeChat account: gxkejiguan]