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Children's Discovery Gallery

With most of exhibits specially designed for children aged 4 to 10, this gallery offers a fun way for kids to learn about the wonders of nature, discover the mysteries of archaeology and experience some sweet memories of Hong Kong.

The gallery consists of eight learning playzones that let the children roam through the Mai Po Marshes, penetrate deep underground and dive into the ocean to get to know birds, insects and sea creatures. They can take a look at the work of local archaeologists and discover for themselves the artifacts excavated in Hong Kong in a series of games specially conceived for them. Plus, they can explore life in a traditional New Territories village, make friends with other children and play some old but exciting and challenging games with their families.

In addition, the exhibition Hong Kong Toy Story introduces the development of local toys and allows you to recapture some childhood memories. A hands-on area is set up for playing toys in the gallery to add much fun to the visitors.

Everybody is guaranteed a great time in this innovative and interactive gallery!

"The Hong Kong Toy Story" section of the Children's Discovery Gallery has been temporarily closed for conversion into a temporary screening room to tie in with the "Pixar 30 Years of Animation: Hong Kong Celebration of Friendship and Family" exhibition scheduled for mid-November 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. For more details of this exhibition, please browse our website.

Explore Mai Po wetland and you will get to know special animal species

Explore Mai Po wetland and you will get to know special animal species.

The Fiddler Crab, Mudskipper and Shrimp are dancing ambassadors from Mai
Po Marshes.
Hurry up! Put on the costumes and dance with our animal friends under the tree.

The Fiddler Crab, Mudskipper and Shrimp are dancing ambassadors from Mai Po Marshes
Children can explore the village life in the old times in Life in a Village learning playzone

Children can explore the village life in the old times in Life in a Village learning playzone.

Computer game at Undersea Garden learning playzone.

Computer game at Undersea Garden learning playzone

Exhibit Highlights

Furniture Set

Furniture Set
Made in Hong Kong
1970s
17.4 (L) x 7.3 (W) x 8.1 (H) cm

This toy set is a good resource for studying the history of toys. The photograph on the box also presents a common household design in the 1970s.

Zeroids
Made in Hong Kong
1970s
9.5 (L) x 8.5 (W) x 16.5 (H) cm

The "Zeroids" series consisted of 3 robot figures. A high-quality toy produced by Hong Kong manufacturers for the famous "Ideal" brand, these attractively designed robots were moved by caterpillars powered by small batteries.

Zeroids