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Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)

  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
  • Hwajinpo Aquarium (화진포 해양박물관)
Address
412, Hwajinpo-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 고성군 현내면 화진포길 412
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-682-7300,
+82-33-680-3674
Operating Hours
November-February 09:00-17:30 (Last ticketing 30 min before closing.)
March-October 09:00-18:00 (Last ticketing 40 min before closing.)
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Goseong-gun’s Hwajinpo Aquarium is located in the Hwajinpo area of Gangwondo Province and consists of two exhibition rooms with one room featuring a total of 40,000 or 1,500 species shellfish including rare shellfish, crustaceans, coral, fossils and a stuffed specimens; and the other displaying 125 species of 3,000 fish living in fish tanks of varying sizes and shapes designed and equipped in accordance with the characteristics and habitats of each species of fish.

    There is a 300 ton overhead underwater tunnel on the first floor of the fish exhibition room. The second floor is home to the Ocean Beach and Beautiful East Sea Exhibitions; the Invertebrate Animal Center along with a 3-D Theater that shows films like "Hwajinpo Becomes a Lake," "Ocean Day," and the "Amazing Underwater Trip."

    Founding Organization
    Gangwon-do Goseong-gun

    Managing Organization
    Seoul Coex Aquarium

    Structure Size
    * Shellfish Exhibition: Located in a three-story building with a total area of 780㎡
    * Fish Exhibition Room: Located in a three-story building with a total area of 1,057㎡ (400-tonnes of water, 29 exhibit tanks, 10 breeding tanks)

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Shellfish Exhibition
    The room displays 15000 species amounting to about 40,000 shellfish including rare shellfish, crustaceans, coral reef, fossils and stuffed specimens.

    Fish Exhibition
    With the help of the fish research team of the COEX Aquarium in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Hwajinpo Aquarium, the biggest aquarium in the east coast region, features as many as 240 fish making up 125 species displayed in different exhibition tanks that resemble that each respective species’ natural habitat.
    1) Living Coral Reef
    2) Underwater Tunnel, Overhead Ocean World
    3) First East Coast exhibition center to feature pollack, a specialty of Goseong-gun
    4) Looking down at Ocean Kingdom from the underwater tunnel
    5) 3-D Theater

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Lounge

    Restrooms
    Available

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Individuals - Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won
    Groups - Adults 4,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 2,000 won

    * Groups: 30 people or more
    * Adults (ages 19-65) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 7-12)

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Except during summer season)

    Parking Fee
    Free

    Homepage
    www.gwgs.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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