Saturday, 29 March 2008

Daejeon Museums: National Science Museum

According to the posting on the Tour2Daejeon website, "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 recreate 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.

Opening Hours 09:30~17:50 (Entrance closed at 17:00)
Closed: Every Monday, Days after holidays, Jan. 1st, Chuseok, Temporary Legal Holidays (Outdoor Exhibit Center is open 365 days a year)
Admission Fee Age 20 and older: Astronomical Hall, Permanent Exhibit Hall ₩1,000 each (groups of 30 or more ₩500); Under 19: Astronomical Hall, Permanent Exhibit Hall ₩500 each (groups of 30 or more ₩200, ₩300)
Facilities: Parking Lot, Ticket Booth, Public Square
Address: 32-2 Gu Sung-Dong, Yusong-Gu, Daejeon [Map]
Telephone: 042-601-7894~6

pamphlet 1, pamphlet 2, pamphlet 3, pamphlet 4


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