Judging from its exterior, spectators will find the journey through the museum both entertaining and nourishing to their brain.(Photo: CCTV.com)
BEIJING, Sept. 17 -- The new phase of the China Science & Technology Museum has held its opening ceremony, finally opening its gate to eager science lovers after three years of construction. Judging from its exterior, spectators will find the journey through the museum both entertaining and nourishing to their brain.
Situated at the northeast part of Olympic Green, the new site of the China Science & Technology Museum is near the iconic Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
The museum was created by the well-known craftsman Lu Ban, and is shaped like a huge lock. It implies that knowledge can be unlocked through scientific discovery.
Inside the hall, visitors are welcomed by a flying apsaras imitating the familiar double helix of DNA molecules.
The structure is composed of little balls that are controlled by computer, and can be transformed into different shapes according to the different programs.
The new Science & Technology Museum has five halls with different themes, that includes one for science lovers to play interactive games, one that introduces ancient Chinese inventions, one featuring new frontier discoveries, one featuring science in daily life, and one focuses on the future.
The museum is also equipped with laboratories, classrooms, a cinema, and a lane introducing popular science. The new museum is two-and-a-half times larger than its predecessor.