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Seodaemun Museum of Natural History (서대문자연사박물관)

  • Seodaemun Museum of Natural History (서대문자연사박물관)
  • Seodaemun Museum of Natural History (서대문자연사박물관)
  • Seodaemun Museum of Natural History (서대문자연사박물관)
  • Seodaemun Museum of Natural History (서대문자연사박물관)
  • Seodaemun Museum of Natural History (서대문자연사박물관)
* Closed temporarily from February 7, 2020 until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19
51, Yeonhui-ro 32-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 서대문구 연희로32길 51 (연희동)
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-330-8899
Operating Hours
[March-October] 09:00-18:00
[November-February] 09:00-17:00
* Last admission is 1 hour before closing.
* 1 hour extended operation on Saturdays and public holidays.
Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, closed on the following day), January 1, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holiday
  • Information
    Nestled at the foothills of Ansan Mountain, a natural resting area in the city, is Seodaemun Museum of Natural History. Seodaemun Museum of Natural History is the first nature history museum to be established by a government agency. Opened on July 10, 2003, the museum offers various opportunities to experience and learn about the environment. It also provides the chance to interact with animals and plants, teaching the value of life.

    Managing Organization
    Director of Seodaemun Museum of Natural History

    Structure Size
    Building area 1,998.84㎡
    Gross area 6,949.23㎡

    Program Information
    Group education - Education programs for school groups available

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Central Hall, Human & Nature Hall, Evolution Hall, Earth Environment Hall, Special Exhibition Hall

    Main Facilities
    Central Hall, exhibition halls, VR room, audiovisual room, natural history library, storage room, etc.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Gift shop, Central Hall café, water fountain outdoor café, take-out snack bar


    Admission / Participation Fees
    Individuals – Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 2,000 won
    Groups – Adults 4,800 won / Teenagers 2,400 won / Children 1,600 won

    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 5-12)
    * Groups: 20 or more people
    * Free admission: Senior citizens (ages 65 & over), preschoolers (ages 4 & under)

    Parking Facilities

    Parking Fee
    Large vehicles (20 passengers or more): 5,000 won for the first two hours / 1,000 won for each additional 10 minute
    Small vehicles: 3,000 won for the first two hours / 500 won for each additional 10 munute
    Compact vehicles & low-emission cars 50% discount

    Reservation for group visitors must be made at least one day before visiting via website
    * Inquiries: +82-2-330-8899

    Homepage (Korean, English)

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