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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 Permanent exhibition 09:30-17:30 (Tuesday-Sunday)
    Astronomical observatory 09:30-22:00 (Tuesday-Sunday)
    * Last admission is one hour before closing
  • Closed January 1, Mondays, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving 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 science and shares with the public scientific principles that govern our daily lives. 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
    Experience program camps
    Teenager academy programs
    Teenager group programs
    Adult programs

    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)
    * Adults (ages 20-64) / Children (ages 7-19)


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

    * Must also purchase admission to Permanent Exhibition Hall
    * Preschoolers (ages 5 and under) 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.

    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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