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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)
  • Notices * Reservation only from March-October to prevent the spread of COVID-19
    * Closed in the month of June for renovation
  • Address 51, Yeonhui-ro 32-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
    서울특별시 서대문구 연희로32길 51
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-330-8899
  • Operating Hours Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Weekends 09:00-19:00
    * Last admission 1 hour before closing.
  • Closed Mondays (closed the following day if Monday is a public holiday), January 1, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
  • Information
    Nestled at the foothills of Ansan Mountain, a natural resting area in the city, Seodaemun Museum of Natural History is the first natural history museum in the nation 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
    Museum director

    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 every additional 10 minutes
    Small vehicles: 3,000 won for the first two hours / 500 won for every additional 10 minutes
    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


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