The Geological Museum located in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon-si, is the nation’s first comprehensive museum dedicated to geology. The museum (est. 2001) boasts an architectural design inspired by the breastplate of a Stegosaurus and is divided into a main hall, 2 exhibition rooms, a show room, an outdoor exhibition area, and a special exhibition hall.
The Main Hall of the museum is all about dinosaurs and is packed with fossils and other dinosaur-related items. Exhibition Room 1 is broken down into three different themes—Mother Earth, Fossils & Evolution, and Geological Excavation—while Exhibition Room 2 has on display diverse minerals, rocks, and meteorites.
Operated with the goal of promoting public understanding and support of the field of geology, the museum offers geology-related movies/videos, lectures and diverse hands-on experience programs. There is even a geology specimen center where samples are preserved for use by researchers.
124, Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon[Google Map]
museum.kigam.re.kr (Korean, English)
How To Use
Admission / Participation Fees:
Government Complex-Daejeon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1), Exit 3.
Go straight 100m
and turn right at the 4-way Intersection.
Go straight about 60m to arrive
at the bus stop.
Take Bus 604 to Korea Institute
of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (한국지질자원연구원).
programs for students and families (April-May)
* Program schedules are announced 1 month in advance on the museum homepage.
Advanced reservations required one week before visiting through homepage for groups of 20 people or more
Info. Services for Koreans:
* Exhibition Explanations
Tuesday-Friday 13:30, 15:00
Saturday-Sunday 10:30, 13:30, 15:30
infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-42-868-3797
restdateculture: Every Mondays, the day after national holidays, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays, temporary holiday
usetimeculture: 10:00-17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)