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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)
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
Mar - Oct 09:00 - 18:00
Nov - Feb 09:00 - 17:00
* Last admission is 1 hour before closing.
* One hour extended operations on Saturdays and National Holidays.
Every Monday, New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) Holiday
(If Monday is a holiday, closed on the following day)
  • Information
    Nestled at the foot of Ansan Mountain which is considered a natural resting area in the city, Seodaemun Museum of National History is Korea’s first natural museum, established by a public agency. Opened on July 10, 2003, it offers various opportunities for children to experience and learn about the environment in an organized way, as well as for citizens, families, and other visitors alike. Even though visitors are living in a city, the museum provides an intimate way to meet animals and plants, and to show how to preserve and love life.

    Managing Organization
    Director of Seodaemun Museum of Natural History: Lee jeong-mo

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

    Main Facilities
    Main hall, Exhibition hall, Audiovisual room, Virtual experience space, Library, Seminar room, Storage, Specimen gallery, etc.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Gift shop, Junganghall coffee shop, water fountain outdoor café, take-out snack bar

    Exhibition Hall Information
    * Central Hall: Dinosaur bones (Acrocanthosaurus, Pteranodon) are on display and visitors may even touch T-rex and triceratops skulls.

    * Earth Environment Hall (3F): movies on the birth of the Earth and volcano eruptions. Earth Environment Hall is the starting point of the museum tour and includes videos, graphs, models, and samples of minerals and rocks to explain the birth of the Earth, the Earth’s internal & external structure, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, rocks & minerals, and the caves of the Korean Peninsula.

    * Evolution Hall (2F): Various fossils and bones of dinosaurs and whales show the history and evolution of life. On display are fossils by era, bones from Mesozoic dinosaurs and ancient whales, diverse representations of mammals and birds, and samples of insects and fish.

    * Human and Nature Hall (1F): Explores the complicated relationship between humans and nature: contrasts and weighs the benefits that nature provides humans and the damage humans inflict on nature.

    The museum also includes a souvenir shop where dinosaur figurines and dino egg replicas are on sale.

    *Exibition details are subject to change.

    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
    * Group : 20 or more people
    * Free admission for visitors with a disability (+1 companion), seniors over the age of 65, and children under the age of 5

    Credit Cards Accepted

    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: 12,000 won: 3,000 won for the first two hours / 500 won for each additional 10 munute
    Light-weighted vehicles & low-emission car: 50% discount

    Reservation for group visitors must be made at least one day before visiting. (online reservation)
    * Inquiries: +82-2-330-8899

    (Korean, English)

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