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About the National Museum of Natural Science

As one of the most heavily attended museums in Taiwan, and one of the most attended venues in Taichung, the Museum is in the distinguished company of the National Palace Museum in Taipei and the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung.

Across 9 exquisite hectares, the Museum is a five-venue complex housing the Space IMAX Theater, Science Center, Life Science Hall, Human Cultures Hall (the original Chinese Science Hall), and Global Environment Hall, plus the 4.5-hectare Botanical Garden, the 5-hectare 921 Earthquake Education Museum at Wufong, the 33-hectare Fonghuanggu Ecology Education Park at Lugu, and the 2.6-hectare Chelungpu Fault Preservation Education Park at Chusan. Over 50 permanent exhibit areas covering subjects on astronomy, space science, paleontology, ecology, gems and minerals, human cultures, tropical plants, and geology, the Museum is a place filled with hand-on exhibits that delights children and adults of all ages. As a matter of fact, the Museum is a major science learning center with over half a million school children visiting annually. In addition, rotating special exhibits are a constant occurrence to the Museum.
Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden
The Age of Dinosaur Gallery, Life Science Hall
Age of Dinosaur Gallery

As a unique educational opportunity available to people in Taiwan, the 921 Earthquake Education Museum at Wufong, the Chelungpu Fault Preservation Education Park at Chushan, and the Fonghuanggu Ecology Education Park at Lugu are three divisions of the Museum. The Earthquake Museum and the Fault Park remind people of the disaster happening on Sep. 21 of 1999, and allow people to foster a better understanding of earthquakes and increase awareness of our natural world, while the Ecology Park offers an important place for the Museum to educate visitors to learn about ecosystems and an excellent spot for leisure as well.

921 Earthquake Museum
921 Earthquake Museum
Fonghuanggu Ecology Education Park
Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park
Chelungpu Fault Preservation Education Park
Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park

Sit back and enjoy a 3-minute introductory film (225 kbps for Modem users, 700 kbps for ADSL users) about the National Museum of Natural Science. And, click on the links to the left to learn more about us.

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