Are you interested in science and technology? and would like to discover, explore more science technology and gain additional knowledge about the world and the universe? Visit the National Science Museum in Daejeon, an educational place open for everyone.
About National Science Museum
Primarily, the National Science Museum collects, displays, and exhibits numerous scientific materials and also provides educational content for not just students but definitely for everyone. It comprises a special exhibition hall, permanent exhibition halls, an outdoor exhibition, and an observatory hall. To be more specific, a Science & Technology Hall, Natural History Hall & Human Evolution Hall, Future Tech Hall, Planetarium, Science Alive Discovery Center, and Biosphere exhibits different scientific objects at a specific time. Continue reading this article to acquire more details and information on each of these exhibition halls.
1. Science Alive Discovery Center
The very first building standing in front of the main gate is the Science Alive Discovery Center. It is a creative experience center where visitors can learn the principles of science. It also helps develop imagination and creativity through cutting-edge scientific instruments and programs where visitors can also experience. In addition, this hall also presents an electric show, laser show, robot show, and drone show where visitors can enjoy a fun science experience.
- Science Alive Discovery Center: Electric Show/Laser Show/Robot Show/Drone Show 09:30~11:30 / 13:00~15:00 / 15:30~17:30
2. Science and Technology Hall
This is the main exhibition hall of the National Science Museum. It exhibits various branches of science, modern science and technology as well as Korean science and technology. This hall displays matters that will help visitors to understand more about life science and the development of technology.
It also showcases Korean ancient scientists and their contributions to science and technology, the Korean glass production, metal processing, and the nuclear power technology of Korea.
Moreover, in this hall, there’s a Centrifugal Force Bicycle Exhibition where visitors can try on a first-come, first-served basis. I wanted to try this one, however, these days, it is not operating to prevent the spread of Covid19.
- Science & Technology Hall – Viewing Time: 09:30~11:30 / 12:30~14:30 / 15:30~17:30
3. Natural History Hall & Human Evolution Hall
The Natural History hall was created under the theme of Natural History of the Korean Peninsula. It’s composed of five zones. The first zone exhibits the Birth of the Korean Peninsula and the second zone tells the story of the Korean Peninsula, which used to be scattered along the equator.
Continuing to the third zone is the Korean Peninsula formed by the collision of three landmasses then the completion of crouching tiger-shaped Korean Peninsula on the fourth zone. Lastly, the fifth zone exhibits the biodiversity in the Korean Peninsula. To summarize, it consists of rare specimens that depict the natural history of the Korean Peninsula, including the oldest traces of life in Korea.
Furthermore, there’s also a Nature Exploration Room and Natural History Laboratory inside the building wherein visitors can experience virtual reality and the formulation of various specimens.
On the other hand, the Human Evolution Hall is located on the second floor of Natural History Hall which basically showcases the evolution of humankind.
- Natural History Hall & Human Evolution Hall – Viewing Time: 09:30~11:30 / 12:30~14:30 / 15:30~17:30
To further know more about the other exhibition halls and visiting guide in National Science Museum, continue reading this page: National Science Museum in Daejeon, Part II
How to Get There
Address: 481, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon City, South Korea
By Subway + Bus: Take Daejeon Subway Line 1, then get off at Government Complex-Daejeon Station and exit via Exit 3. Then go straight 100 m and turn right at the 4-way intersection. Go straight again about 60 m to arrive at the bus stop. Take Bus No. 604 and get off at National Science Museum Bus Stop.