Photo credit: Jeju Aerospace Museum (JAM)
The Jeju Aerospace Museum (JAM), Asia’s largest science, astronomy and aviation museum, will have its grand opening on April 24 in Seogwipo-si, Jeju.
Jeju Aerospace Museum is comprised of different exhibition halls including the History Exhibition Hall, Astronomy and Space Hall, Outdoor Exhibition Hall and Observatory. The center also displays a full-scale model of the world’s first successful powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer (often referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) built by the Wright brothers, as well as the first Korean made aircrafts. Visitors can also hop in some of the cockpits at the museum.
In addition to various educational exhibits like the model plane cutaways that give visitors a chance to get an up-close look at the plane’s engine and parts, the museum also offers more entertaining hands-on programs like a virtual flight simulator.
The Astronomy and Space Hall is expected to be a popular attraction of the museum as a huge panoramic screen will display various constellations as well as the history of astronomy of many countries.
Other tourist attractions near Jeju Aerospace Museum include Soingook Themepark, O’sulloc Museum, Hallasan National Park, Camellia Hill and the Chocolate Museum.
<Jeju Aerospace Museum
: 217, Nokchabunjae-ro (2489-1, Seogwang-ri), Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju
☞ Opening date
: April 24, 2014 (Grand Opening)
※ Open to the public from April 25, 2014.
☞ Business hours
: 09:00-18:00 (on weekdays, Sundays and public holidays) (Last admission: 17:00) / 09:00-21:00 (Saturday) (Last admission: 20:00)
※ Open until 21:00 during special opening period (June 20 – August 31, 2014)
* Excluding access to Theme Halls: Adults 15,500 won / Students (Middle to High School) 13,000 won / Children 11,000 won
* Including access to Theme Halls: Adults 23,500 won / Students (Middle to High School) 19,500 won / Children 17,000 won
: Jeju Aerospace Museum Blog http://jamblog.co.kr
Jeju Aerospace Museum Official Webpage http://www.jdc-jam.com
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