Shandong Science and Technology Museum is located in Lixia District, Jinan City. It was established in 1956 and was one of the first batches of the science and technology museums in China. The museum covers an area of 21,000 square meters and was officially opened to the public in early 2004.
Shandong Science and Technology Museum integrates exhibition and participation, science and education, production and collection, tourism and leisure together. It is the popular science education venue to promote the spirit of science, popularize scientific knowledge, and disseminate scientific ideas and methods.
Functions of Shandong Science and Technology Museum
Shandong Science and Technology Museum gives full play to its own advantages, based on the construction and development direction of the modern science and technology museum system. It vigorously holds various science popularization exhibition and science teaching activities as the main site for spreading and popularizing the scientific knowledge in Shandong Province. It has also made great contributions to the social, economic and cultural development.
The museum has various contents and functions such as academic exchanges, popular science reports, astronomical observations, 4D movie screenings, research and development of popular science exhibits, and youth’s science and technology production. It is an important window for spreading scientific civilizations and advanced socialist cultures.
The museum is divided into two areas: scientific exhibition area and scientific activities area. There are more than 400 exhibits based on the theme of "Humanity, Exploration, Innovation", which cover many fields, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geography, biology, energy, materials, ocean, agriculture, and transportation.
The Children Science and Technology Area perfectly combine fun and knowledge together. It mainly provides multiple intelligence education for children aged 3-12, so that children can get scientific enlightenment in the play.
4D Cinema combines multiple technologies such as surround-screen movie technology, three-dimensional movie technology, dynamic seat technology, on-site special effects, etc., which perfectly reproduces the scenes of the films and gives the audience an immersive feeling.
The Magnetoelectricity Exhibition Area is the newly-renovated exhibition area in the museum. It mainly displays the knowledge of magnetoelectricity in four areas including "Working Principles of Electrical Appliances", "Knowledge of Electric Currents", "Electricity and Life", and "Electricity and Experience".