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!
As we entered, we saw a giant dinosaur skeleton, which immediately ensured we would be some happy campers.
What followed was 3 floors of interactive fun – science experiments, video screens, photo opportunities, displays – lots of buttons to push and gadgets to watch.
There is a cafe on the 2nd floor, as well as a book reading area.
We were content to wander and play on our own, but there are also some classrooms for making Wax Hands and nature crafts.
My kiddo really enjoyed the mini-aquariums and nature tent area – fun, fun, fun!
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.
서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 215 (와룡동)
215 Changgyeonggungno, Jongro-gu, 110-360, Seoul
Closed on Mondays, New Year’s Day, and the days following public holidays
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 – 17:30
(last admission @ 16:30)
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
Blue Line 4, Hyehwa Station, Exit 4
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!