Introduction

As a landmark facility representing Korea’s advanced science and technology capabilities, Gwacheon National Science Museum strives to encourage young visitors to become interested in arts and shares with the public scientific principles that govern our daily lives. The main building of Gwacheon National Science Museum is shaped like an aircraft taking off, symbolizing science leading the way to the future. The main building has five open-run exhibition centers: Basic Science Center, High-tech Center, Children’s Experience Center, Natural History Center, and Traditional Science Center. Nearby are the planetarium, observatory, outdoor exhibition venue, and insect ecosystem center. Over 50% of the exhibition items on display are interactive, allowing visitors to jump in and experience science first-hand using their minds and their imagination. The museum is one of the leading institutions of its kind worldwide.

 

Address: 

110, Sanghabeol-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do[Google Map]

 

 

Homepage: 

www.sciencecenter.go.kr (Korean only)

 

 

How To Use

 

Admission / Participation Fees: 

[Permanent Exhibition Hall]
Individuals - Adults 4,000 won / Children 2,000 won

* Free (ID required): Seniors (ages 65 and older) * Adults (Ages 20-64), Children (Ages 7-19)

[Planetarium]
Adults 2,000 won / Children & Seniors 1,000 won

* Must also purchase admission to Permanent Exhibition Hall
* Children under 5 years not permitted

[Astronomical Observatory]
Day program (Ages 7 and older) - Free
Night program (Ages 7 and older) - 10,000 won

* Must also purchase admission to Permanent Exhibition Hall
* Online reservation in advance required.

 

Parking Fee: 

Small vehicles: 5,000 won / Large vehicles: 10,000 won

 

Structure Size: 

49,050㎡ (B1-3F)

 

 

Transportation

 

[Subway]
Seoul Grand Park Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 5.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Industry Information: 

Experiences and interactive exhibitions

 

Program Information: 

Experience program camps
Teenager academy programs
Teenager group programs
Adult programs

 

Foreign Language Intepretation Services: 

English, Japanese, Chinese (PDA guide system)

 

zipcode: 13817

accomcountculture: More than 1,000 people

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3677-1500

parkingculture: Available (1,116 spaces)
Operating hours 09:00-20:00 (Last admission 16:30)
* Hours extended until 22:00 during Late-night Operations

restdateculture: Jan. 1, Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, the facility will remain open during the holidays and be closed the following day)

usetimeculture: Permanent exhibition 09:30 - 17:30 (Tuesday - Sunday)


Astronomical observatory 09:30 - 22:00 (Tuesday - Sunday)


* Last admission one hour before closing

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