Introduction

The National Science Museum is a scientific culture facility which studies and exhibits various scientific materials. At its center is the Astronomical Hall, which is the largest dome in Korea. From here you can vividly see the phenomenon of the celestial sphere and the human development of space. It also has the only world-class space theater in Korea. The 242 seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. It can re-create the appearance of a night sky, the highlight being the view of the starlight at the planetarium. The Astrovision is also a special visual device, giving a magnificent and realistic view of space development.

There are exhibits featuring about 4000 items based on nature and natural science at the Permanent Exhibit Hall. There are also exhibit halls featuring Korean nature, weapons, and folk musical instruments. You can see the stages of collecting energy from nature, and its use in transportation. Outside the Hall is Cheomseongdae, a weather evaluating machine from the Goryeo period; models of plant-eating dinosaurs; and a steam engine. The exhibits help to easily understand the theories of science, and the wonders of nature. The museum has a movie theater. Science movies and other excellent movies are shown at 11am and 2pm every day, and the seating can accommodate 776 people.

 

Address: 

481, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon[Google Map]

 

 

Homepage: 

www.science.go.kr (Korean, English)

 

 

How To Use

 

Admission / Participation Fees: 

* Free admission for all facilities not listed below

[Science Alive Discovery Center]
Adults: Individuals 2,000 won / Groups 1,000 won
Teenagers & Children: Individuals 1,000 won / Groups 500 won
Babies: Individuals 1,000 won / Groups 500 won
Infants: Free

[Maglev Train]
Adults: 2,000 won / Teenagers & Children: 1,000 won
* Groups discounts are not available.
* Free: Infants (ages under 36 months)

[Planetarium]
Adults: Individuals 2,000 won / Groups 1,000 won
Teenagers & Children: 1,000 won / Groups 500 won
Babies: Individuals 1,000 won / Groups 500 won

[KkumArty Hall]
Adults: 2,000 won
Teenagers & Children: Not allowed to enter the hall
Babies: Individuals 1,000 won / Groups 500 won
Infants: Individuals 1,000 won / Groups 500 won

* Groups: 20 people or more
* Adults (ages 20 or older), Children & Teenagers (ages 8-19), Babies (ages 4-7), Infants (ages 1-3)
* Culture Day (last Wednesday of each month): 50% discount (discount is applied once only)
* Free admission: People with disabilities plus one companion, Seniors (ages 65 or older), etc.
(Get a refund at ticket booth if online reservation is made in advance. * Related documents must be presented.)

 

Parking Fee: 

Mid-sized & large vehicles (25 passengers or more) 4,000 won / Small vehicles (less than 25 passengers) 2,000 won
* Light-weight cars 50% discount
* Free (proof required): Persons with a disability, paid educational program participants, museum volunteers

 

Structure Size: 

Land area: 165,290㎡

Building area: 28,826㎡

Exhibition area: 21,421㎡

 

 

Transportation

 

[Bus]
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 and get off at National Science Museum (국립중앙과학관).

Local Buses bound for National Science Museum
104, 121, 301, 318, 604, 606, 918

Get off at National Science Museum or Expo Park.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Program Information: 

[Science Alive Discovery Center]
- Class time: Period 1 09:30-12:00 / Period 2 13:00-15:00 / Period 3 15:30-17:30
- Class size: Period 1 350 people / Periods 2 & 3 300 people
* On-site registration is available but advanced registration is recommended as class size limits are strictly inforced.

 

Reservations: 

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zipcode: 34143

infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

• For more info: +82-42-601-7894~6

parkingculture: Available (09:00-17:00)
* Free parking when museum is closed
* Parking fees applies to all vehicles in the parking lot during operating hours, regardless of entrance time.

restdateculture: Mondays (the following business day if Monday is a public holiday), January 1, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) Holidays, the day after all public holidays

usetimeculture: 09:30-17:50

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