Volunteer or Docent Needed
The Museum is looking for international individuals who are flexible, motivated, and enthusiastic about training Museum staff, answering questions and providing resources at the Information Desks or working alongside Museum curators. Minimum volunteer requirement is four hours per week (but more is always appreciated)! Join us in helping to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural science world. For more information, contact us at 04-23226940 ext. 349, 350 or 234.
Space Theater Closure
The IMAX Space Theater will be closed on November 2, Tuesday for annual maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
The Lily Show
Delight in the mesmerizing and seductive wonder of thousands of brilliantly colored lilies under the spectacular dome of the Tropical Rainforest Conservatory.
Orchid Show – 5 days left!
An annual orchid show cooperated by the National Museum of Natural Science and the Taiwan Orchid Breeders Society is showcasing pots of orchids in the exhibition gallery of the Museum’s Botanical Garden. Orchids displayed here are all selected in the Taiwan 2010 orchid competition. One Lady’s Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum) with eight graceful flowers is especially attractive. This plant won the love of all judges from around the island and received the crown. The Orchid Show will open till October 10.
DaDa’s Magic World’s 1st Anniversary
The AU Optronics Corporation marks the 1st celebration of the DaDa’s Magic World, a permanent exhibition dedicated to create awareness about optronics, to invite visitors of all ages to the Museum on October 9, 10, 16 & 17 (Saturdays & Sundays; 9am – 5pm). The activities relate to the magic of optronics. All the answers to the games can be found in DaDa’s World. AUO is giving away a fine gift to the winners. Go for it!
2010 Exhibit of Hubble Telescope Images
Discover stunning images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope of planets, galaxies, black holes, and many other fascinating cosmic entities.
Lilium speciosum Thunb. var. gloriosoides Baker
Showy lily (Lilium speciosum Thunb. var. gloriosoides Baker), the mascot flower of the Museum is blooming near the exhibition gallery of our Botanical Garden. It will countine
to bloom in two weeks. Don’t miss the chance to catch the last glimpse of this beautiful plant.
The Science of Deception
The much-anticipated exhibition The Science of Deception opens at the National Museum of Natural Science on July 16, 2010. This exhibition features the analysis of tricks used in wars, exams, frauds, phishings and magic shows as well as in the biological world. You will see that deception is more of a science than an art and you will understand why it is used to snare the simple-minded people.
From July 14 to December 12, 2010, the National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung invites you to enjoy a unique experience combining science and emotion.
Here is an opportunity for you to spend some time with your grandparent, have fun, and explore the wonders of nature together that spotlights his or her life. Invite your grandparents to the Museum for a special Grandparents Day program.
Watch out for the Forcipomyia taiwana, a notorious bloodsucking midge, when you enjoy yourself in the Museum's grounds.
Forcipomyia taiwana is a tiny, blood-sucking midge that causes intense pruritis and swelling in sensitive individuals. To keep a lush and peaceful retreat for visitors, the Museum used to spray insecticide to control F. taiwana once a month in summers. However, it proves that the spray cannot control F. taiwana very well, but hurts the environment relatively. In view of this, the Museum decides to stop using any products to kill the pest. Please protect yourself from the midge when you visit our grounds. We offer mosquito spray at the information center of the Botanical Garden.
The Red-crowned Crane
Take an intimate look at red-crowned cranes and their behavior through the captivating photos of wildlife photographer Fong Ying-ke. This exhibition is on view now till August 31.
The NMNS With Special Events For Museum Day
The NMNS will celebrate the annual International Museum Day on Tuesday, May 18 with a series of activities to encourage visitors to explore the Museum. Indulge in a delightful heritage day to experience the fascinating cultural treasures of Taiwan! Gather your family and friends for a fun day out! To top off the excitement, enjoy free entry to the Museum!
English Speaking Foreigners Needed
To celebrate the International Museum Day, the NMNS invites English speakers to experience Chinese incredible wealth of art, history, science, and tropical rainforest wildlife as well. Come and join us!
Sea Dragon - the enchanting exhibition that traces the cultural and natural history roots of the world's most enduring mythological creatures - will be closed May 9. Don't miss the chance to catch the last glimpse of this mythic creature that still haunts our imagination today.
The Zantedeschia Show
People don't have to crowd to
Chuzihu in the Yangmingshan National Park for the annual Calla Lily Festival.
The dramatic and exotic flower is now in bloom inside the special exhibition
gallery at the Museum's Botanical Garden.
The Botanical Garden of the Museum welcomes the start of the Lunar New Year with breathtaking tulips!
Museum closed Chinese New Year's holidays.
The Museum will be closed during Chinese New Year's holidays (Feb. 13, 14), but the Sea Dragon and Animal Whispers special exhibitions, and Space IMAX Theater and 3D Theater remain open on Chinese New Year's Day (Feb. 14). Lucky visitors with tickets to the special exhibitions have the chance of winning our gifts such as i-pods, digital cameras, laptops, and many other gifts...
-- Admission to Sea Dragon and Animal Whispers: NT$ 80
-- See our Theaters schedules.
-- All exhibitions open Feb. 15.