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National Institute of Biological Resources (국립생물자원관)

  • National Institute of Biological Resources (국립생물자원관)
  • National Institute of Biological Resources (국립생물자원관)
  • National Institute of Biological Resources (국립생물자원관)
  • National Institute of Biological Resources (국립생물자원관)
  • National Institute of Biological Resources (국립생물자원관)
Address
42, Hwangyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon
인천광역시 서구 환경로 42 (경서동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-32-590-7000
Operating Hours
March-October: 09:30-17:30
November-February: 09:30-17:00
Closed
Mondays, Jan. 1, Seollal (Lunar New Year's day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
  • Information
    Introduction
    Opened in October 2007, the National Institute of Biological Resources is the largest collection preservation facility in Asia. The institute collects, preserves, manages, and conducts research on biological resources with the aim of growing into the biological resource hub of North East Asia. The institute is comprised of a spine-shaped collections and research center and a leaf-shaped exhibition and education center. The exhibition hall has 3,905 specimens of 1,287 native species on display. Korea's diverse ecosystems are recreated as highly detailed dioramas at the exhibition hall. A small restaurant is located inside the research center, and the extensive grass field in front of the institute provides an ideal picnic spot.

    Collections Status
    3,905 specimens of 1,287 Korean native species

    Program Information
    [Education programs]
    Program of the month, kids program, family program, group program, vocational program, children biology resource center, youth biology resource center, field study for college students, teacher training

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Exhibition Hall 1: Diversity of Korea's living things
    Exhibition Hall 2: Diorama of the ecosystem
    Exhibition Hall 3: Importance of life, usage of living resources, exhibition of diverse living things
    Gotjawal Ecology Center: Greenhouse filled with sub-tropical plants that is designed to represent Jeju Island's unique Gotjawal Forest.
    Activity Center: Chidlren's biology learning center

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Food court, coffee house, convenience store, nursing room, storage lockers

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Pets
    Not permitted

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Reservations
    - Individuals: No reservations required
    - Groups (10 people or more): Online reservation is required at least 3 days before visiting.

    Homepage
    www.nibr.go.kr (Korean, English)

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