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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: September 15, 2021


Jining Science and Technology Museum hosts more than 500 activities every year to popularize science education. [Photo/jnnews.tv]

Jining Science and Technology Museum, which is located in Jining, East China's Shandong province, has been making consistent efforts to popularize science education with the general public, especially for young students.

The museum has been open to the public since May 16, 2015 and was among the first six free science and technology museums in Shandong. Themed around intelligence and harmony, it has set up four exhibition areas displaying 216 exhibits.

The museum has held a host of activities integrating its resources with experiments and classes. According to Ni Xuemei, deputy director of the museum, more than 500 activities are held in the museum every year, including classes about robotics, chess, and checkers.

The museum also works with a group of science popularization educators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences to deliver lectures at Jining's middle and preliminary schools. More than 10 lectures have been organized to date in 2021, with over 10,000 students attending.

During the second half of this year, the museum has launched three courses about viruses, pulleys, and animation. It has also built a VR exhibition hall, as well as an exhibition area featuring many robots that can play the piano, shoot basketballs, and arm wrestle.