Carnival visitors have a great Science Night at city's urban planning center

A Science Night carnival was launched over the weekend at the city's urban planning exhibition center, featuring a number of scientific experiments and lectures.
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A girl tries a cutting-edge appliance at the Science Night carnival at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center on Saturday. The facility is designed to inspire children and stimulate concentration by listening to a piece of "three-dimensional music."

A Science Night carnival was launched over the weekend at the city's urban planning exhibition center, featuring a number of scientific experiments and lectures designed for parents and children.

The carnival, part of the Shanghai Science Festival, is going on at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center through July 15. It is open to the public free of admission. Visitors' reservation is required on the Shanghai Kepu App.

There were 450 families, including some from abroad, taking part in the event on Saturday. Parents and children were invited to a science park, virtual reality hall, scientific labs as well as lecture hall during the night carnival. The urban planning exhibitions at the center are also open to visitors during the event.

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A girl experiences a dry ice experiment with the guidance of teacher at the Science Night carnival at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center on Saturday.

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A visitor puts on headphones at the 10-meter-long installation "Sound of Science." It involves a piece of music which was converted from speeches of China's first astronaut Yang Liwei, Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou as well as the sound recorded by China's Tiangong space lab from the space.

Many award-winning science installations at the center are open to participants for the first time, including the popular "Sound of Science."

Visitors can put on headphones at the 10-meter-long "Sound of Science" to listen music which was converted from speeches of China's first astronaut Yang Liwei, Nobel Prize winner Tu Youyou as well as the sound recorded by China's Tiangong space lab from the space.

At the Science Park, children are encouraged to assemble the model of Mars rover and China's traditional mortise and tenon architectural structure. They can also try a series of experiments under the guidance of teachers about dry ice and even quantum physics.

A cutting-edge appliance on display is designed to inspire children and stimulate concentration by listening to a piece of "three-dimensional music."

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A visitor tries a virtual reality facility which allows visitors to "fly" over the city or "ramble" around the historical Yueyang Road to look at what it will be like in 30 years time in the future.

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A volunteer explains a swirl experiment at the Science Night carnival at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center on Saturday.

As a highlight, several virtual reality facilities are installed on the third floor of the center to allow visitors to "fly" over the city or "ramble" around the historical Yueyang Road to look at what it will be like in 30 years time in the future. It aims to showcase the city's historical ambience as well as encourage the public to help protect the city's historical buildings, according to the center.

A dozen of local museums will join in the event to hold lectures and open labs on ceramic, insect, telecommunication, railway, subway, postal, textile and printing at the center.

The Science Night carnival will also then move on to five other venues, including the Shanghai Oriental Land, Shanghai Chang Feng Ocean World and Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and oreganize more such public events throughout the year, according to the organizer of the carnival.

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