Aiming to provide more creative and inspiring spaces for young people in the community, Link has unveiled a “HK Toys Science Museum” at Lok Fu Plaza, the first museum in Hong Kong shopping malls that combines the elements of “Toys” and “Science”. Opening to the public on June 20th, Link’s “HK Toys Science Museum” inspires students to learn outside of the classroom through ‘Edutainment’, a new mode of education in the 21st century that promotes creative and scientific thinking through interactive games and activities.
Link’s “HK Toys Science Museum” has received support from Dr. Jimmy Wong Kam Yiu, Centre Director of Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre. Today (16/6), he made a special visit to the museum, and recommended his favourite creative toy to the media. Dr Wong said: “Traditional models of childhood education tend to focus too much on textbook-based learning and memorisation. Link’s “HK Toy Science Museum” takes a more innovative approach by bridging the gap between toys and science. Through hands-on interaction with the toys on display, children and students can start to develop a more personal interest in science, which is quite different from traditional teaching methods. Furthermore, guided tours on weekends will provide visitors with information on scientific theories behind the toys, making the museum a meaningful destination for families during the summer.”
Students of Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Yuen Long) and Hong Kong representatives of ‘66th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair’, Tang Man Ching and Cheng Ka Shuen, were also present at the opening. Tang took particular interest in the ‘Optical Illusions Zone’, and noted that the ‘Visual Displacement Cube’ was his favourite toy. He commented: “Usually, objects closer to our eyes will block the object behind it. But this toy uses an illusory effect to defy this rule and show us something completely different.”
Admission to the museum is free. During the summer holidays, guided tours on the exhibits as well as free DIY optical illusion souvenirs will be provided (available on first-come, first-served basis while stock lasts).
Terms and conditions apply. The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.