ASPAC Science Centers/Museums in Viral Times
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The Mind MuseumTaguig City,PhilippinesClosedMarch 12 to April 12 (but most likely will extend)Metro Manila is on a lockdown with public facilities mandated to closeAside from the public info campaign online supportive of government efforts, we also launched "Mind At Home" an online supplementary resource (videos etc) for teacher community groups now doing online learning with their students. Museum's 3D printers assigned to team member homes to make face shields for donations to hospitals.themindmuseum.org@themindmuseum@themindmuseum@themindmuseum
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Tech Dome PenangPenang, MalaysiaClosed March 19 to April 20Self imposed closureDevelopment in progresstechdomepenang.org@techdomepenang@techdomepenang@techdomepenang
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Konya Science CenterKonya, TurkeyClosedMarch 13 until further noticeDevelopment in progresskbm.org.tr@konyabilimmerkezi@konyabilimmerkezi@konyabilim
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National Taiwan Science Education CenterTaipei,TaiwanClosed for reconstructionFeb 17 to June 30Self-Health Management Notice Development in progressen.ntsec.gov.tw@ntsec
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Petrosains, the Discovery CentreKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaClosedMarch 18 until further noticeIn compliance with the Malaysian Government Announcement on nationwide Movement Control OrderDevelopment in progresspetrosains.com.my@petrosains@instapetrosains@petrosains
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Busan National Science MuseumBusan, S. KoreaClosedFebruary 25 until further noticeNational museums in Korea are likely to open to public in tandem with the opening schedule of K-12 schools, but currently undecided.On-line CSR activity is in progress with the title of "Housewarming Science Party" for the socially disadvantaged.
On-line education programs are in progress of being developed.
sciport.or.kr@sciport2016@sciport_busan
https://www.sciport.or.kr/kor/CMS/Board/Board.do?mCode=MN044&mode=view&mgr_seq=3&board_seq=4584
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Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and InnovationTokyo, JapanClosedFebruary 28 until further noticeMost schools and museums are temporarily closed under the government's requestRecent already scheduled public events were canceled or shifted to online which was a great success with more than 7000 viewers. We also put together information about existing online visual contents such as exhibition, science communicators' talks, and reading materials on our homepage and linked them to our SNS sites.
Assembled relevant scientific information of COVID-19 were panelized in 4 sheets: what is scared and different from existing coronavirus? / what infection means? / method of prevention / interpretation of testing result. These panels were distributed to members of Japan Science Museum Association and also posted on our homepage to be downloaded freely.
https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/info/2004021525728.html@miraikan.jp
https://www.instagram.com/miraikan/?hl=en
@miraikanhttps://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/info/2004021525728.html
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Science Center SingaporeSingaporeClosed April 6 Until May 4Singapore government has announced for stricter control. SCS closed April 6 till 4 May. It is not a emergency but a measures step up, allowing operators to coordinate n all non essential facilities will close. Schools will close from next Wednesday. It is not a lock down because we can still go to the markets n banks n postal other essential services.Online learning activities continuescience.edu.sg@ScienceCentreSG@ScienceCentreSG@ScienceCentreSG
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Hong Kong Science MuseumHong Kong, ChinaClosedJanuary 29 until further noticeDevelopment in progresshk.science.museum@HKSCM@HKSCM
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NSM Thailand Thailandclosed Match 21 until further noticeOnline activities available on the NSM FB pagensm.or.th@NSMThailand@NSMThailand@NSMThailand
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National Science and Technology MuseumKaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.Open until April 30only 2 galleries remain open the rest are closedCOVID-19 pandemic prevention science education resource pack and how to make hand sanitizer videonstm.gov.tw@iloveNSTM@iloveNSTM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-9mL85m7t4
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Ontario Science CentreOntario, CanadaClosedMarch 14 to April 5thIn terms of offerings, we are also assessing what can be offered online.ontariosciencecentre.ca@OntarioScienceCentre@OntarioScienceCentre@OntarioScienceCentre
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Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC)Brunei DarussalamClosedClosed til further noticedThere was a plan to relaunch OGDC which should be taking place in April 2020, due to the recent outbreak of COVID19 in the country all programs are put on hold.All actions are now redirected to planning and preparing for the opening. Minimal workshops are done and shifted online.ogdcbrunei.com@OGDCBrunei @OGDCBrunei @OGDCBrunei
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Gwacheon National Science MuseumGwacheon, South KoreaClosedFebruary 25 until further noticeDevelopment in progresswww.sciencecenter.go.kr@scientorium@scipia.gnsm@scientorium
m.blog.naver.com/nsm2010
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Geoscience Australia Education CentreCanberra, AustraliaClosedMarch 26 until further noticeWorking to increase online resources and digital delivery
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National Science Museum of Korea(NSM Korea)
Daejeon, South KoreaClosed
From February 26 until further notice
Most schools and museums are temporarily closed
until the government's decision to reopen
Temporary web page opened where some science education contents and science activities are available and users can access e-archives of NSM. Contents include videos&texts of simple experiments at home and various science/technology information(only in Korean)https://www.science.go.kr/html/n_main/online_science/online_science.html @nsmscience @nsmscienceNADA
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Macao Science CenterMacao SAR, China
Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only in 2 sessions. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.
April 1 until further notice
Closed on Monday through Thursday. Closed on April 4 (Ching-ming Festival)
We clean and sanitize our premise more regularly than before, and we provide hand sanitizer to our visitors. We check body temperature for visitors and request for declaration of health status and travel history upon entry. We limit admission crowd to allow for adequate social distancing. We have posters and advice all over our premise about good hygiene practice. In addition, we offer online public info and videos on the fundamentals of the Coronavirus. Joint COVID-19 prevention & control campaign with the science centers across the greater bay area. Introduction and demonstration on the use of iNaturalist application. Pictorial on animals and plants that are only availalble in Macao. Online education programs are in progress with selected local schools. More online programs of different themes are being developed. Recap of our recent star-gazing activity and viewing of partial solar eclipse in Macao, celebration of the International Planetarium Day on March 8, as well as sharing of astronomical news via our facebook. Quizzes, games and lucky draws are held via social media channels to help cheer up our fans during this difficult time.
www.msc.org.mo@MacaoScienceCenter@macaosciencecenter@mscmacao
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CPAS Masters Outrecah (Questacon Science Circus)
AustraliaOnline outreach onlyUntil further noticeMoving to students/Circus presnetrs creating clips for social media, digital activities for teachers/homeschoolers, and virtaull workshopshttps://twitter.com/DrGrahams/status/1244424117492703232
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