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Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)

  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)
  • Address 110, Sanghabeol-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 과천시 상하벌로 110
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-2-3677-1500
  • Operating Hours Viewing hours 09:30-17:30
    * Last ticketing is 1 hr before closing
  • Closed January 1, Mondays, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), the day after March 1 and Chuseok holidays
  • Information
    Introduction
    As a landmark facility representing Korea’s advanced science and technology capabilities, Gwacheon National Science Museum strives to encourage young visitors to become interested in science and shares with the public scientific principles that govern daily life. The main building has five permanent exhibition centers: Basic Science Center, High-tech Center, Children’s Experience Center, Natural History Center, and Traditional Science Center. Nearby are the planetarium, observatory, outdoor exhibition venue, and insect ecosystem center. Over 50% of the exhibition items on display are interactive, allowing visitors to jump in and experience science first-hand using their minds and their imagination.

    Structure Size
    Total area: 243,970 ㎡ / Structure area: 49,050 ㎡ (B1-3F)

    Maximum Occupancy
    More than 1,000 people

    Industry Information
    Experiences and interactive exhibitions

    Program Information
    Youth programs, group programs, adult education programs, science camp programs, etc.

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all ages

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Permanent exhibitions: Basic Science Center, High-tech Center, Children’s Experience Center, Scientist Hall of Fame, Natural History Center, and Traditional Science Center
    * Astronomical Facilities: Planetarium, observatory
    * Outdoor exhibitions (six themes): Space trip, Energy, Transportation, History plaza, Geography, Dinosaurs
    * Ecosystem Center: Insect ecosystem, eco-park

    Main Facilities
    Indoor & outdoor exhibitions, planetarium, ecosystem center, science campground, etc.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Childcare room, emergency aid room, gift shop, rest area, science playground, lockers, Mongolian tent (dining area), etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    [Permanent Exhibition Hall]
    Individuals - Adults 4,000 won / Children 2,000 won

    * Free (ID required): Senior citizens (ages 65 and older), preschoolers (ages 6 & under)
    * Adults (ages 20-64) / Children (ages 7-19)


    [Planetarium]
    Adults 2,000 won / Children & Senior citizens 1,000 won


    [Astronomical Observatory]
    Sun observation program - Free
    Spinder program - 2,000 won
    Cosmos school (night program) - 10,000 won
    * Observatory programs available to elementary students & older


    [Space World]
    Adults 2,000 won / Children 2,000 won / Senior citizens 1,000 won

    Parking Facilities
    Available (1,116 parking spaces)
    Operating hours 09:00-20:30
    * Hours extended until 22:00 during late-night operations

    Parking Fee
    Small-sized vehicles: 5,000 won / Large-sized vehicles: 10,000 won
    * 50% off for visitors after 16:00

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    PDA guide available in English, Japanese, & Chinese

    Homepage
    www.scientorium.go.kr

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