Wuhan's newest urban landmark dedicated to the popularization of science is located on Yanjiang Avenue, near the Hankou Customs House Museum. On December 28, 2015, what was once Wuhan Port became the New Wuhan Science and Technology Museum. This project took five years to complete and was supported by RMB 500 million in investments.
The New Wuhan Science and Technology Museum occupies an area of 30,600 square meters. The exhibition area covers an area of more than 20,000 square meters and features over 600 exhibits. The new museum includes eight large-scale indoor exhibition halls, such as the universe, life, and water exhibition halls, and one 1,000-square-meter outdoor exhibition area, which is located on the roof. Among the exhibition halls, the water and light exhibition halls are one of a kind in China.
The new museum is China's largest science and technology museum converted from an existing structure. The original Wuhan Port design, which resembled a boat and made this site a local landmark, was preserved. The design reflects concepts such as environmental protection and scientific development.
The new museum is open to the public for free. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.