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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)
  • Gwacheon National Science Museum (국립과천과학관)

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Address
110, Sanghabeol-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 과천시 상하벌로 110 (과천동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3677-1500
Operating Hours
09:30-17:30
* Last admission one hour before closing
Closed
Jan. 1, Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, the facility will remain open during the holidays and be closed the following day)
  • 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 arts and shares with the public scientific principles that govern our daily lives. The main building of Gwacheon National Science Museum is shaped like an aircraft taking off, symbolizing science leading the way to the future. The main building has five open-run 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. The museum is one of the leading institutions of its kind worldwide.

    Structure Size
    49,050㎡ (B1-3F)

    Maximum Occupancy
    More than 1,000 people

    Industry Information
    Experiences and interactive exhibitions

    Program Information
    * Main Hall
    Entrance→ Basic Sciences→ Science Park for Kids→ Hall of Fame→ Special Exhibition→ Advanced Technology (1F)→ Advanced Technology (2F)→ Natural History→ Traditional Sciences
    * Outdoor Course: Astronomical Facilities

    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, etc.

    Restrooms
    Avaiable

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Designated restrooms, elevators, wheelchair seats

    Admission / Participation Fees
    [Permanent Exhibition Hall]
    Individuals - Adults 4,000 won / Children 2,000 won
    Groups - Adults 3,000 won / Children 1,500 won

    * Free (ID required): Seniors (ages 65 and older) * Adults (Ages 20-64), Children (Ages 7-19)
    * Groups: 20 people or more

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

    * Must also purchase admission to Permanent Exhibition Hall
    * Children under 5 years not permitted

    [Astronomical Observatory]
    Day program (Ages 7 and older) - Free
    Night program (Ages 7 and older) - 10,000 won

    * Must also purchase admission to Permanent Exhibition Hall
    * Online reservation in advance required.

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (Free / 50 strollers)

    Credit Cards Accepted
    Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    Available (1,116 spaces)
    Operating hours 09:00-20:00 (Last admission 16:30)
    * Hours extended until 22:00 during Late-night Operations

    Parking Fee
    Small vehicles: 4,000 won / Large vehicles: 9,000 won

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    English, Japanese, Chinese (PDA guide system)

    Homepage
    www.sciencecenter.go.kr (Korean only)

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