Seoul National Science Museum

Note: As of September 1, 2015, the Seoul National Science Museum will be closed for remodeling. It is scheduled to reopen in Spring 2017 as the National Children’s Science Museum. 

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTINE BRUNS

After a nice, long visit (and a LOT of walking) around the beautiful grounds of the  Changgyeonggung Palace, it was time to reward my 4 -year old’s patience with some kid oriented fun.  We walked down the street to the Seoul National Science Museum, unsure of what to expect, and ended up having an absolute blast!

Korea--Seoul National Science Museum Front--Koreaye.com

As we entered, we saw a giant dinosaur skeleton, which immediately ensured we would be some happy campers.

Korea--Seoul National Science Skeleton--Koreaye.com

What followed was 3 floors of interactive fun – science experiments, video screens, photo opportunities, displays – lots of buttons to push and gadgets to watch.

Korea--Seoul National Science display 1--Koreaye.com

Korea--Seoul National Science skeleton--Koreaye.com

Korea--Seoul National Science display--Koreaye.com

There is a cafe on the 2nd floor, as well as a book reading area.

Korea--Seoul National Science cafe--Koreaye.com

Korea--Seoul National Science library--Koreaye.com

We were content to wander and play on our own, but there are also some classrooms for making Wax Hands and nature crafts.

Korea--Seoul National Science classes--Koreaye.com

My kiddo really enjoyed the mini-aquariums and nature tent area – fun, fun, fun!

Korea--Seoul National Science tank---Koreaye.com

Korea--Seoul National Science tent--Koreaye.com

We ended at the animatronic Triceratops and were pretty tired out, so we didn’t make it to the outdoor rooftop area, which has planes, trains, and power generators.

Korea--Seoul National Science triceratops--Koreaye.com

Address:  

서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 215 (와룡동)
215 Changgyeonggungno, Jongro-gu, 110-360, Seoul

Telephone: 02-3668-2200

Website:  http://www.ssm.go.kr/v2/eng/

Hours:
Closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, and the days following public holidays
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 – 17:30
(last admission @ 16:30)

Fees:
Adult (ages 20-64) = 1,000 won; 500 won if with a group of more than 20
Children (ages 7-19) = 500 won; 300 won if with a group of more than 20
Adults age 65+ and children ages 0-6 = FREE

Subway Directions:

Blue Line 4, Hyehwa Station, Exit 4

Street View

Turn left at top of exit 4 and follow the left side of Daemyeong-gil (through a popular shopping and restaurant area) to where it ends on Changgyeonggung-ro.
Veer/turn left and follow Changgyeonggung-ro.
Walk less than 5 minutes, until you see the museum across the street.
The crosswalk is directly across from the museum’s entrance.

It’s just down the street from the beautiful grounds of  Changgyeonggung Palace – make a day of it, like we did!

4 thoughts on “Seoul National Science Museum

  1. Inil Lee says:

    Hello,
    Let me share good info.
    At this science museum, there is a special exhibition on human robot.
    It is 1500 won and you can experience various robot such as soccer, boxing robots, and robot dogs, and etc.
    Children love it very much.
    10:00, 10:40, 11:10, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00

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  2. Inil Lee says:

    This museum will close on Sep 1, 2015 for remodelling. It will open about Spring 2017 as National Children’s Science Museum. During that period, visit other science museum or center. National Gwacheon Science Center is the biggest and easily accesible from the Grand Park station line number 4 blue line.

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