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National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))

  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • National Institute of Ecology - Seocheon (국립생태원(서천))
  • Address 1210, Geumgang-ro, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
    충청남도 서천군 마서면 금강로 1210
  • Type Ecological Tourist Sites
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-41-950-5300
  • Homepage www.nie.re.kr (Korean, English)
  • Information
    Introduction
    National Institute of Ecology is a research, exhibition, and educational center housing various animals and plants from world five climates and regions including the tropics, desert climate, the Mediterranean, temperate climate, and the polar region. Fauna and flora from the Korean Peninsula's ecosystem can also be seen here. The Institute’s Ecorium showcases living ecosystem exhibitions, housing 1,900 plants and 280 animals in an area of 21,000㎡ to help people understand the relations between climate and ecology. The outdoor exhibition area is divided into 5 sections, from Korea’s representative wetland ecological system to various international plants, rare plants grown on the high mountain, Korean representative deer species' habitat space, pond ecology and others. In addition, it offers vivid ecological education through the nearby ecological region and has varied exhibitions and researching facility as well as firsthand programs and events.

    Closed
    Mondays (Closed the following business day if Monday is a holiday), the day before and the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

    Activity Information
    Ecology education program, ecology education special course, ecology explanation program, etc.

    Operating Hours
    General Hours 09:30-18:00
    Summer Season (March-October) 09:30-18:30
    Winter Season (November-February) 09:30-17:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Sedan 978 parking spaces / Buses 22 parking spaces)

    Admission Fees
    Individuals: Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 2,000 won
    Groups: Adults 4,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won

    * Groups: 20 people or more
    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 5-12)
    * Free admission: Preschoolers (ages 5 and under), Seniors (ages 65 and over)
    * Proof required for discounts

    Available Facilities
    [Exhibition Hall]
    * Geumguri Zone: Yonghwasil Pond, Wetland Experience Site, Wetlands in Korea, Seocheon Agricultural Ecology Center, Geumguri Pond, etc.
    * Najeoeoh Zone: Najeoeh Pond
    * Hadaram Zone: High Mountain Ecology Center, Korean Forest, Hadaram Plaza (Hadaram Playground, Rest Area), etc.
    * Godaeryuk Zone: Deer Ecology Center
    * Ecorium Zone: Ecorium (Permanent Main Exhibition Hall, Tropical Biome, Desert Biome, Mediterranean Biome, Temperate Biome, Polar Biome, Special Exhibition Hall, 4D Theater, Eco-Lab, Children's Library, etc.)

    [Convenience Facilities]
    Information Desk, Visitor's Center, Hadaram Plaza, restaurant, café, snack bars, gift shop, medical center, resting area, nursing room, electric car, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Korean Info. Service
    [Eco-interpretation Program]
    - Reservation: Online reservation (two days before visiting) & on-site ticketing (first-come first-served basis)
    - Program: Basic explanation (visit 5 climate exhibition hall), planned explanation (Gaemi Research Station), Intensive explanation (themed explanation), Summary explanation (Ecorium), Outdoor explanation (Wetland explanation)

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Ecorium audio device: Available to rent at Ecorium Information Desk (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese / Deposit 10,000 won)

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