Noah’s Ark Hong Kong is an educational children’s activity with a genuine ark just like in the bible – and it’s huge! They claim this is the world’s first ‘full scale’ replica though we’re not sure how to substantiate that claim. The Christian themed kid’s park is best suited to young children, though there is enough to occupy toddlers up to 10-year-olds. It’s kitsch in places but it does a good job of promoting sustainability, care for the environment and our fellow humans.

There are 3 layers to the ark, each with something interesting and educational to discover. On one floor there’s a hand’s on archeological activity, on another is a short 4D movie about the great flood that Noah endured.

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Fun for kids of all ages

Suitable for toddlers and small children, there's a Treasure House gallery with lots of bright displays explaining subjects, such as Plants, the Universe, Music, Robots and Languages. There’s also a Nature Garden with replica animals (walking 2-by-2, of course). 

For older children, there's a solar observatory with a high power telescope with information about our solar system, a section to make your own gadgets and the opportunity to cook food using the power of the sun. Kids who want more physical games will love Adventureland with a fun rope course to swing through.

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How to get to Noah's Ark Hong Kong 

Located on Ma Wan Island, the small patch of land between New Territories and Lantau Island, Noah’s Ark Hong Kong is easy to reach by taking the ferry from Central Ferry Pier to Ma Wan Pier. The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs HK$22 for adults (HK$11 for kids). You could also take the Noah’s Ark shuttle bus from outside Mong Kok MTR Station in Kowloon. Round trip tickets are HK$38 per person.

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Additional features

You'll find a restaurant and café on site along with a souvenir shop. The children’s theme park has several other interesting attractions nearby which can be included in the same trip such as Ma Wan Park and Tung Wan Beach. 

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Noah’s Ark Hong Kong Theme Park

Location: 33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan Island, New Territories

Open: Daily from 10am to 6pm (some exhibitions close earlier)

Phone: +852 3411 8888

Price: HK$168 for adults, HK$138 for children and seniors

Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveler