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December 21 ‧ Exhibition
Art in Bloom
Art in BloomCelebrate 2019 spring in full bloom at the Museum! Get into the Christmas and New Year spirits these days with Art in Bloom, a new special exhibition of floral designing for the whole family. The exhibition has just less than two weeks to run.

December 7 ‧ Event
Art in Bloom
Art in BloomLeave the winter cold outside and treat yourself to color and fragrance in the Museum’s entrance hall —when the hall blooms with stunning art-inspired floral installations. Save the date — December 23, 2018. Join us to experience the art in bloom.

November 27 ‧ Announcement
Naturalist Center Closure
Theater ClosureThe Museum's Naturalist Center will be closed on Tuesdays, December 4, 11 & 18 for family activities. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

November 21 ‧ Announcement
Theater Closure
Theater ClosureThe Museum’s IMAX Space Theater will be closed for maintenance, Monday through Friday, December 3-7, 2018 and will be open on Saturday, December 8. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

November 20 ‧ Announcement
Camp Cancellation
Camp CancellationWe are sorry that due to insufficient enrollment we have to cancel our two sessions of A Glimpse into Taiwan Indigenous Culture Camp and Heavy Machine Session A of 2018 Winter GreenMech Camp. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We’re issuing full refunds and you’ll receive an email or a message within the next 3-7 days.

November 16 ‧ Event
Call for Conference Papers
Call for Conference PapersLifelong learning is a noble pursuit that will keep people engaged and challenged during their retirement years. The Museum is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Senior Lifelong Learning and Gerontechnology International Conference, which will take place at the Museum on April 25-26, 2019.

November 1 ‧ Announcement
Adjustment of Museum Opening Hours
Adjustment of Museum Opening HoursIn compliance with our 2018 Local Government Elections, the Museum will be adjusting its opening hours to 1:00-5:00am on Saturday, November 24, 2018. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

November 1 ‧ Event
A Glimpse into Taiwan Indigenous Culture
A Glimpse into Taiwan Indigenous CultureAs a complement to the current special exhibition “Silicon World: Rock Crystal & Glass Beads”, we are offering a 2-day camp for students to explore the cultures, traditions, and artworks from the aboriginal tribes. This is a camp you don’t want to miss!

October 26 ‧ Event
Save Cetaceans
Save CetaceansThe Museum next month will present Save Cetaceans, a camp that explores their threats resulted from human activities and brings together the storytelling and drawing of this charismatic group of marine mammals.

October 23 ‧ Event
Let’s Move to the Solar System: Making Human a Multi-Planetary Species
Let’s Move to the Solar System: Making Human a Multi-Planetary SpeciesIf planet Earth becomes too crowded, where else in the solar system could humankind live? Save the dates for our lecture series in solar system science. All lectures are free and open to the public, and all lecturers are eminent experts.

October 22 ‧ Announcement
Gallery Closure
Gallery ClosureThe “Dada's Magic Land” located in the lower level of our Science Center will temporarily close its doors to the public from October 22 to 28 for repairs and improvements. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

October 12 ‧ Exhibition
Pressed Plant Art: Flower and Fern
Pressed Plant Art: Flower and FernAgain in partnership with Shelley’s Garden, the Museum presents a new exhibition on pressed plant art ‘Flower and Fern’, which gives visitors the opportunity to not only enjoy the beautiful science and art of botany with pressed plant collection kit, but also gain a deep understanding about ferns.

October 7 ‧ Event
Educator Professional Learning Autumn Camp 2018
Educator Professional Learning Autumn Camp 2018Our Science Learning Center offers Professional Learning Autumn Camp for teachers that focuses on learning methods and enrichment activities which support and enhance school curricula. Meet, brainstorm, and work collaboratively with fellow educators!

October 2 ‧ Announcement
Gallery Closure
Gallery ClosureThe Museum's galleries of “Numbers and Shapes” and “Light and Colors” on the lower level of the Life Science Hall will be temporarily closed from Saturday, Oct. 13 to Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. We are sorry to cause any inconvenience.

September 25 ‧ Event
Teacher Education Camp
Teacher Education CampThe Museum offers a vast array of resources and information for educators. The Teacher Education Camp provides pre-service or substitute teachers with the opportunity to learn strategies, develop techniques, and expand resources that can be used in the classroom. Join us to revolutionize learning for yourself and your students!

September 10 ‧ Event
Astronomy and Space Quiz
Astronomy and Space QuizIn celebration of the upcoming Moon Festival, one of the three most significant festivals in the Chinese communities, the Museum will host an astronomy and space quiz event for the public to test their knowledge about space, celestial bodies, and the solar system.

September 10 ‧ Event
Explore Oceania
Explore OceaniaThe Museum invites Taiwan new residents and immigrants and general public to explore Oceania with Captain Cook on Saturday, September 15. Come have an interesting and valuable pastime with your kids for this weekend!!

August 31 ‧ Event
Plant Art! Cultivating “Qi” in the Garden
Plant Art! Cultivating “Qi” in the GardenChinese calligraphy said to be “silent music and dance” on paper is considered a high art in Chinese culture. Learn about plants through the wonder and beauty of Chinese calligraphy in our Botanical Garden.

August 20 ‧ Announcement
Science Center Closure
Science Center ClosureThe Museum's Science Center will be temporarily closed from August 21 to 24, 2018 due to an interior renovation. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

August 16 ‧ Event
Learning with Nature
Learning with NatureIf you didn't make it to our first camp of ‘Learning with Nature’ program in June, you're in luck. The first camp for school groups was so popular and successful, and the Museum's Botanical Garden is going to launch the second camp for families in September.

August 15 ‧ Event
Grandparents Day
Grandparents DayThis year, Grandparents Day falls on Sunday, August 26. On that weekend (8/25 & 26) we will be celebrating grandparents with a meaningful DIY activity that highlights their roles in nurturing and imparting life values in the families.

August 14 ‧ Event
Crystal & Glass Beads Stringing
Crystal & Glass Beads StringingModern living can be hectic. Copious blocks of time to make jewelry can be hard to find. The Museum invites you to make a piece of jewelry of your own in a short time, and explore the fascinating and colorful world of silicon in our ‘Rock Crystal & Glass Beads’ exhibition.

August 13 ‧ Event
Algal Reef Exploration
Algal Reef ExplorationThe Museum invites families to explore the biggest and most complete algal reef in Taiwan, which is consisted of the calcified crustose coralline algae and is one of the most important ecosystems on the northwestern coast.

August 1 ‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection: The Story of Taiwanese Tea
The Story of Taiwanese TeaTea serves not only as drink, but also as part of the social fabric of Taiwan. Drinking tea is not just a local past time, but a source of national pride. Enjoy our new online exhibition about Taiwan’s tea industry and culture in a new and engaging way!

July 30 ‧ Announcement
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers NeededAre you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Consider volunteering at the NMNS and its 3 Parks. We are looking for eager volunteers ready to lend a hand. Please note we will not be accepting volunteer applications until Aug. 17, 2018.

July 19 ‧ Announcement
MOU of Formosan Black Bear Conservation Alliance
MOU of Formosan Black Bear Conservation AllianceThe Museum and Dongshih Forest District Office and Taiwan Black Bear Conservation Association today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen educational cooperation and exchanges concerning wildlife conservation.

July 11 ‧ Event
Close to Our Homeland
Close to Our HomelandThe Museum will present “Close to Our Homeland-National Park International Awards Film Festival” on July 16 & 30 and August 6, 13 & 14. 19 films won big at prestigious international film festivals will be shown. The films are free with Museum admission.

July 11 ‧ Exhibition
Fijian Plant Fiber Arts
Fijian Plant Fiber ArtsOur Botanical Garden brings Polynesian and Melanesian arts to the public. Nearly 40 works of plant fibers from Fiji are on view in the basement of the conservatory. Come enjoy the cultural heritage of Fiji with us!

July 5 ‧ Exhibition
Story Telling by the Ancient People
Story Telling by the Ancient PeopleAfter three-month renovations, the Ancient Chinese Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Museum’s Human Cultures Hall is formally rebranded as “Story Telling by the Ancient People” and reopens to the public on July 5.

June 29 ‧ Exhibition
Wondering in the Solar System
Wondering in the Solar SystemEmbark on a stunning journey through space and time with exotic worlds! The Museum is presenting a major new exhibition ‘Wondering in the Solar System’ at the 4th exhibition gallery, running from June 29, 2018 until February 17, 2019.

June 27 ‧ Event
Summer WildViewTaiwan Film Festival 2018
Summer WildViewTaiwan Film Festival 2018In collaboration with WildViewTaiwan Nature Communication Society, the Museum will hold the 8th “WildViewTaiwan Film Festival” starting July 7. Join us to share the interesting stores about Mother Nature.

June 26 ‧ Announcement
Mini Zoo Closure
Mini Zoo ClosureOur Mini Zoo will be closed down due to our space update utilization on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. All of the animals previously held there in captivity will be transferred to other suitable environments. Thanks for your concern and understanding.

June 26 ‧ Announcement
Lunch Area Closure
Lunch Area ClosureThe ‘Brown Bag’ Lunch Area on the 2nd floor of the Global Environment Hall will be temporarily unavailable due to our activity on Tuesday & Wednesday, July 24 & 25, 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

June 26 ‧ Announcement
Naturalist Center Closure
Naturalist Center ClosureThe Naturalist Center will be temporarily unavailable to the public due to an activity for families of children with infantile autism on Sunday, July 1, 2018 (9am-1:30pm). It will be operating as normal after 1:30pm. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

June 26 ‧ Announcement
Lunch Area Closure
Lunch Area ClosureThe ‘Brown Bag’ Lunch Area on the 2nd floor of the Global Environment Hall will be temporarily unavailable due to our activity from 24 – 26 June, 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

June 20 ‧ Film
Titans of the Ice Age & Return to the Lost World
Titans of the Ice Age & Return to the Lost WorldGet ready to explore the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes before modern civilization and a lost world of prehistoric dinosaurs! The Museum will present two highly-anticipated films “Titans of the Ice Age” and “Return to the Lost World” on July 1.

June 16 ‧ Event
Popular Science Forum
Popular Science ForumIn collaboration with other 4 science museums in Taiwan, the Museum will host the 7th Popular Science Forum on October 16 & 17, 2018. The theme of this year event will be “Museum Participation”. Join us and submit your article now!

June 15 ‧ Event
Master Lecture Series
Master Lecture SeriesSave the dates for popular science lecture series on Friday afternoons, Sep. 21 – Dec. 14, 2018. This lecture series centers on anthropology. All lectures are free and open to the public, and all lectures are eminent experts or enthusiasts of different professions.

June 11 ‧ Event
Learning with Nature
Learning with NatureThe Museum announces a new format for children and their accompanying grownups this year. Learning with Nature Program will engage participants to discover the wonders of nature in a series of camps.

June 4 ‧ Announcement
Extended Museum Days
Extended Museum DaysThe Museum will open every day of the week in this summer! Take this opportunity to explore our exhibitions and the Museum’s rich collection – the only one of its kind in Taiwan from July 1 through August 31!

June 1 ‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection: Begonia
BegoniaThe begonia is an amazing plant. It just keeps going along and blooming, and when cut back, it starts up again. We present a new online exhibition to honor the memory of our former Acting Director Peng Jing-yi, an expert in Asian Begonia taxonomy.

May 24 ‧ Event
2018 Science Image Contest
2018 Science Image ContestThe 2018 “Amazing New Visions” photo contest is open for submission by any Chinese photography and science enthusiasts or students from around the world. Submission will be closed on September 30, 2018.

May 24 ‧ Announcement
Conservatory Closure
Conservatory ClosureOur Conservatory in the Botanical Garden will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, June 4 & 5, 2018 for pruning large plants. Some security measures will be taken to ensure the safety for our employees and public during the pruning work. We are sorry for inconvenience caused.

May 23 ‧ Announcement
Gallery Closure
Gallery ClosureOur Dinosaur Gallery in the Life Science Hall will be closed Monday – Friday, June 4 – 8, 2018 for maintenance of the animatronic dinosaurs manufactured by KOKORO. We are sorry for inconvenience caused.

May 16 ‧ Exhibition
Silicon World: Rock Crystal & Glass Beads
Silicon World: Rock Crystal & Glass BeadsThe Museum opens a new special exhibition “Silicon World: Rock Crystal & Glass Beads”, which features both the practical and beautiful aspects of rock crystal and glass beads. Your eyes will be amazed by Earth’s original rock stars as they glisten, glimmer, and glow.

May 14 ‧ Event
2018 Summer Camps
2018 Summer CampsSchool's out? Science's in! Come play and learn with us this summer! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as you join Museum educators for fun activities, games, and crafts that teach about the natural sciences! We offer an array of high-quality camps for students.

May 3 ‧ Announcement
International Museum Day
International Museum DayThe Museum and its three Education Parks will offer free admission on Friday, May 18, 2018 in celebration of International Museum Day. Join us to explore our collections, see our special exhibitions, and participate in our activities. Ticketed exhibitions and 3D movies are not included with free admission.

April 30 ‧ Event
SOS Celebrating 10th Anniversary
SOS Celebrating 10thAnniversaryHard to believe a full decade has passed since the SOS opened to the public at the Museum in May, 2008. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, we look forward to welcoming you to the Museum for a series of fun and educational experiences on May 18-20.

April 26 ‧ Event
Virtual Reality Station
Virtual Reality StationExplore worlds you never thought possible through the Museum's groundbreaking new virtual reality experiences. The NMNS is now home to exciting immersive experiences and state-of-the-art technology that will transform your view of the world - literally!

April 23 ‧ Event
Spiders: Webs Unraveled
Spiders: Webs UnraveledExplore the creepy, crawly world of spiders in our day camp “Spiders: Webs Unraveled”. The camp with six sessions for students in grades 3 through 6 is connected with our current exhibition “Our Unexpected Arthropod Housemates”.

April 18 ‧ Event
Happy New Learning
Happy New LearningThe Dragon Boat Festival is coming soon. The Museum will invite Taiwan new residents and immigrants to celebrate the significant Chinese festival with a Sunday afternoon of family fun. Paddle away with us into the Chinese ethnic and cultural diversity!

April 11 ‧ Exhibition
Yuli's French Priests
Yuli's French PriestsA new exhibition “Yuli's French Priests” is shedding new light on a group of missionaries from France at the Museum's 3rd Exhibition Gallery, which will be on view to the public from today to November 4, 2018.

April 9 ‧ Announcement
Children's Discovery Room Closure
Children's Discovery Room ClosureThe Children's Discovery Room — located on Level 5 of the Science Center — will be temporarily closed on Thursday, April 12, 1:00 – 3:00pm for a group visit from National Tsing Hua University. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

March 27 ‧ Announcement
Updated Admissions and Venue Rental Policies
Updated Admissions and Venue Rental PolicyThe Museum is now developing guidelines and practices for the revised admissions and venue rental policies, which will be implemented on Saturday, March 31, 2018. With this update, we are committed to remaining a welcoming place for natural science lovers.

March 20 ‧ Event
Dog Needle Felting
Dog Needle FeltingTo celebrate 2018 Year of Dog, we will host a dog needle felting event in conjunction with our current “Canine Exhibition”. Join in a fun and informative Sunday afternoon with us and create your own little felted dog.

March 20 ‧ Event
Drug Identification
Drug IdentificationDrug abuse has become a major public health issue in the world. Knowing what the most common illicit drugs look like is important. Join us for a guest lecture on drug identification, which we're highlighting the theme raised by our ‘Forensic Science’ exhibition.

March 14 ‧ Event
Dolly the Sheep @ 20
Dolly the Sheep @ 20Remember Dolly the Sheep? 15 years after her death, cloning still has the power to shock. Are cloned humans right around the corner? The Museum invites you to examine Dolly's lasting legacy and what we've learned about cloning.

March 6 ‧ Announcement
Celebration of Children's Day
Celebration of Children’s DayIn celebration of the Children's Day 2018, the Museum is opening its doors to children under age 12 on Wednesday, April 4 with free admission to the Museum's galleries (ticketing special exhibitions excluded), Botanical Garden, and its 3 Parks (921, Chelungpu, and Fonghuanggu). Please note: Proper ID is required.

February 27 ‧ Event
The Adventures of Young Guardians
The Adventures of Young GuardiansEarth Day for the year 2018 is observed on Sunday, April 22. The Museum is showing its support for Mother Earth by hosting a half-day camp of 12 sessions for young students, which bring awareness to environmental protection of our planet earth.

February 9 ‧ Exhibition
Hide-and-Seek of Dogs: The Canine Exhibition
Hide-and-Seek of Dogs: The Canine ExhibitionAn exhibition of dogs celebrating the upcoming Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac kicks off Feb. 9 at the Museum. Come explore the extraordinary bond between people and dogs through scientific researches and interactive experiences.

February 7 ‧ Exhibition
Our Unexpected Arthropod Housemates
Our Unexpected Arthropod HousematesYour home is a jungle inhabited by over 100 different species of arthropods!? There are numerous stupefying facts about arthropods. Come visit our new exhibition ‘Our Unexpected Arthropod Housemates’ to explore their extraordinary evolutionary success and their impact on our lives.

February 2 ‧ Exhibition
Exploring the Beauty of Plants
Exploring the Beauty of PlantsArt is blooming in the Museum's Botanical Garden! Beauty and wonder of plants are celebrated in our new exhibition ‘Exploring the Beauty of Plants’, which showcases botanical paintings in watercolor and artifacts made of seeds, fruits, and natural fibers.

February 1 ‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection: Crustaceans
CrustaceansIt's strange and marvelous under the sea. The Museum is proud to present a new online exhibition ‘Crustaceans: Armored Warriors in the Sea’ that explores 12 of the bizarre crustaceans to inhabit the Earth.

January 24 ‧ Announcement
Holiday Memo
Holiday MemoThe Museum and its 3 Parks (921 Earthquake Park, Chelungpu Fault Park, and Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park) will observe adjusted hours this holiday season to better accommodate visitors. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

January 24 ‧ Event
Savings Offering
Savings OfferingThe ticket holders to the Adventure Zone of ‘Hyper Reality’ exhibition can get a 40% discount for one or more attractions in the Fatansy Zone from Jan. 25 to Feb. 20, 2018. They must be purchased together. No discount will apply after stamping.

January 23 ‧ Film
Sustainable Fisheries
Savings OfferingThe Museum is proud to present a new documentary ‘Sustainable Fisheries’ that recounts Taiwan's fishery industry from hardship to prosperity and points out its current challenges. Join us at our Environment Theater for our future generations!

January 17 ‧ Event
2018 Winter Wildview Taiwan Film Festival
2018 Winter Wildview Taiwan Film FestivalThe Museum's annual film series is going for popularity in its third year. 20 films recognized by Wildview Taiwan will be shown from Feb. 2 through 20, 2018. Join us to share the thoughtful and inspirational stories about Mother Nature.

January 12 ‧ Announcement
Savings Offering
Outcome Presentation of Blue Cave VRThe Museum is providing a way for visitors to save from Jan. 25 to Feb. 20, 2018. Ticket holders to the Adventure Zone of ‘Hyper Reality’ are able to pick one free attraction in the Fantasy Zone. Savings is based on buying individual standard tickets on the day at each attraction.

January 7 ‧ Event
Forensic Science Camp
Forensic Science CampHave you ever wondered what it would be like to be a crime scene investigator like those on popular shows? Join us for our Forensic Science Winter Camp! This camp is much more than simple finger printing!

January 7 ‧ Event
If I Had an Elephant
If I Had an ElephantThe Museum excels at providing kids with what they need on vacation! Drop your kids off to spend two mornings with us for the ‘If I Had an Elephant’ Camp. Kids will explore elephants through creative and fun activities and develop their know-how.

January 7 ‧ Event
Life Sciences Camp
Life Sciences CampThe Museum launches an engaging and interactive camp devoted to inspiring a love in the life sciences in high school students. If you are interested in life sciences, this camp could be a good learning opportunity for you.

January 5 ‧ Event
Master Lecture Series
Master Lecture SeriesWhat is evolutionary biology? How does it explain the similarities and differences of extinct and modern species? Join us on the Friday afternoons March 16 through June 1 for our “Master Lecture Series”. Explore how evolution impacts our daily life.

January 3 ‧ Event
Overnight Fossil Camp
Overnight Fossil CampThe Museum invites teachers and high school students interested in paleontology and geology to dive into the prehistoric world of Taiwan. Search for fossils and conduct a geological survey, you’ll become a paleo-explorer!

January 1 ‧ Announcement
Museum Alliance
Museum AllianceNine museums in Taiwan forge an alliance to offer a celebration of Taiwan's unique cultural spirit with concessionary discounts. This alliance of nine museums covers a uniquely diverse range of themes. Start planning your vacation.

January 1 ‧ Film
Museum Alive , YELLOWBIRD
Museum Alive&yellowbirdKick off the New Year 2018 with the new films ‘Museum Alive’ and ‘YELLOWBIRD’ at our 3D Theater! Embark on exciting adventures through NHM in London with naturalist Attenborough and through continents and oceans with Yellowbird.

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