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December 26‧Exhibition
The Great Versatility of Gourds
The Great Versatility of GourdsGourd, one of the first cultivated plants in the world, has an auspicious association in Chinese culture. With the Chinese New Year coming soon, the Museum presents The Gourd Exhibition to lead our visitors to the wonderland of gourd. The Museum is encouraging as many persons as possible to view the exhibition which runs from December 26, 2012 – June 2, 2013.

December 10‧Film
Yogi Bear
Yogi BearYogi Bear, a mostly live-action film based on the classic Hanna-Barbera animated series, is a bland 21-century family comedy without a single moment that captures the wit, energy or sophistication of the original. Yogi Bear is a sweet innocent film to look forward to in 2013 at the Museum’s 3D Theater!

November 27‧Announcement
Coach Parking Lot Closure
The Museum's coach parking lot beside the Botanical Garden will be closed from Dec. 1, 2012 to Jan. 14, 2013 for renovation. The Museum apologizes for inconvenience.

November 24‧Exhibition
Robot Story
Robot StoryAn exquisite exhibition on the history of robots is being held at the Museum. Robot Story, running from Nov. 24, 2012 to Mar. 3, 2013, explores the history of robots and their future development. Visitors can also find at the exhibition quite a few famous robots appearing in movies.

October 31‧Announcement
Naturalist Center Closure
The Naturalist Center will be closed Sunday morning 9-12am, Nov. 4 and Saturday afternoon 1-5pm, Nov. 24 for activities for children with visible disabilities. The Museum apologizes for inconvenience.

October 30‧Announcement
Parking Garage Reopening
Parking Garage ClosureThe Museum’s underground parking garage on Hsitun Road is now reopened after 2-month renovations.

October 16‧Exhibition
Orchid Presentation
Let’s Go To E-SchoolOne of the most important strategies to keep Taiwan as the leading producer of orchids in the world is breeding and development of new varieties. Taiwan Orchid Breeders Society will hold its annual presentation at the Museum's Conservatory, October 19 – 21. Join us to know more about our glorious industry.

  • Related lectures: Thursday, Oct. 18; 2pm & 3:10pm.
  • October 23‧Exhibition
    Life of Pi
    Life of PiLife of Pi, a fantasy drama movie directed by Ang Lee, is scheduled to open November 21 in Taiwan. A special exhibition presented by the Museum in collaboration with 20th Century Fox and Taichung City Government will show you behind the scenes and the Bengal tiger Oct. 24, 2012 - Feb. 24, 2013.

    October 19‧Announcement
    Theater Closure
    SOS TheaterThe SOS Theater in the Global Environment Hall is currently closed for maintenance. Please watch our website for information about its reopening.

    October 9‧Exhibition
    Let’s Go To E-School
    Let’s Go To E-SchoolAchievements of e-learning and digital archives in Taiwan is unveiled at the Museum! The exhibition titled “Let’s Go To E-School” displays all the achievements of e-learning and digital archives in the past ten years. This achievement exhibition is on display from October 9 to November 25, 2012. We cordially invite you to share with us.

    October 3‧Announcement
    Audio Tours
    Temporary CancellationThe Museum’s Sunshine Information Desk is currently undergoing a program of refurbishment. Accordingly, our audio touring service is moved to the Main Information Center from October 1 to December 31, 2012. The Museum apologizes for any inconvenience.

    September 6‧Exhibition
    Pith Paper Revival
    Pith Paper RevivalHave you ever heard of pith paper ─ the so-called “natural plastic”? The Museum’s Garden reminds you of this stuff used by our ancestors for centuries with a rich collection of its products. Pith paper exhibition is open at the Garden’s gallery from Sep. 7 through Dec. 2. Related DIY activities are held on Sunday afternoons, Sep. 23, Oct. 7 & Nov. 18.

    October 2‧Event
    3rd Anniversary of DaDa’s Magic World
    3rd Anniversary of DaDa’s Magic WorldIs optronics difficult to understand? The Museum marks the 3rd celebration of the DaDa’s Magic World, a permanent exhibition dedicated to create awareness about optronics, to invite visitors of all ages to the gallery on October 6, 7, 13 & 14 (Saturdays & Sundays; 11am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm). Through experience you will learn a lot about optronics and receive a fine gift as well.

    September 25‧Event
    Moon Festival Celebration
    Moon Festival CelebrationThe Museum's Chinese Moon Festival Celebration, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is scheduled from September 27 to 30, 2012. This celebration is filled with "Mystery of the Maya" film, tours of "2012 End of the World Catastrophe and Revival" and "The Imagination and Creativity of Women", light shows and the Museum director's lectures on astronomy. Please visit our Chinese website for details.

    • Film: NT$ 70
    • Exhibition, Light Show & Lecture: free

    September 20‧Announcement
    Theater Closure
    Theater ClosureThe Space Theater will close Tuesday, Sep. 25 and The Bird's Eye View Theater Wednesday, Sep. 26 for annual maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    September 7‧Announcement
    Theater Closure
    Parking Garage ClosureThe Bird’s Eye View Theater will close Wednesday, Sep. 26 for annual maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    August 28‧Exhibition
    2012 Exhibit of X-Ray Observatory Images
    2012 Exhibit of X-ray Observatory Images, which opens on Friday, August 24, features some 60 amazing photos captured by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory. It invites visitors to explore the invisible Universe.

    August 27‧Announcement
    Parking Garage Closure
    Parking Garage ClosureThe Museum’s underground parking garage on Hsitun Road will go through some renovations from September 1 to October 30. Please use the on-street parking spaces nearby for the time being instead. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    July 20‧Exhibition
    Occupational Safety
    Occupational SafetyA forensic science exhibition related to occupational safety lets YOU be Sherlock Holmes. The Museum proudly unveils Occupational Safety exhibition, an immersive, interactive forensic science exhibition that invites people to find out occupational hazards in various workplaces in an exciting multimedia environment.

    July 5‧Exhibition
    2012 End of the World – Catastrophe and Revival
    2012 End of the World – Catastrophe and RevivalBooks, television shows and films say that the world will end December 21st, 2012. They say this comes from an ancient Maya prophecy. Is there going to be a catastrophic end of the world? Or will a transition to a new era of a spiritually established society take place? Come visit our landmark exhibition 2012 End of the World – Catastrophe and Revival running from July 12, 2012 to February 24, 2013.

    July 1‧Film
    Mystery of the Maya
    Mystery of the MayaStarting Sunday, July 1, follow a modern-day archaeologist and a young Mayan boy who explore ruins and legends to unlock the secrets of the Mayan civilization. In the Museum's newest IMAX film, the audience will be immersed in the splendor of the Mayan civilization and explore the culture, science and history of people at numerous sacred sites.

    June 25‧Announcement
    New Benefits
    Benefit 1: The Museum's members enjoy a new benefit of one-hour free parking at the neighboring SOGO Department from Apr. 26 through Dec. 31, 2012.
    Benefit 2: Free shuttle rides in front of the Museum's Main Square for all visitors between SOGO and the Museum every half hour (11am - 6pm) on weekends and holidays (Apr. 28 - Dec. 31, 2012).
    Please note: Free parking at SOGO is limited to maximum of 6 hours, and accompany with purchase on weekdays.

    June 11‧Announcement
    Forcipomyia Taiwana
    Forcipomyia TaiwanaWatch 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 centers.

    June 6‧Event
    Summer Programs
    The Museum designs a variety of summer programs for school children to deepen content knowledge in different areas of science through lectures, guided hall explorations, hands-on classroom activities and field trips. Please visit our Chinese page for details.

    June 25‧Announcement
    New Benefits
    Benefit 1: The Museum's members enjoy a new benefit of one-hour free parking at the neighboring SOGO Department from Apr. 26 through Dec. 31, 2012.
    Benefit 2: Free shuttle rides in front of the Museum's Main Square for all visitors between SOGO and the Museum every half hour (11am - 6pm) on weekends and holidays (Apr. 28 - Dec. 31, 2012).
    Please note: Free parking at SOGO is limited to maximum of 6 hours, and accompany with purchase on weekdays.

    June 11‧Announcement
    Forcipomyia Taiwana
    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 centers.

    June 6‧Event
    Summer Programs
    The Museum designs a variety of summer programs for school children to deepen content knowledge in different areas of science through lectures, guided hall explorations, hands-on classroom activities and field trips. Please visit our Chinese page for details.

    June 14‧Event
    A Nostalgic and Athletic Chinese Festival
    Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional festival in Chinese culture, first celebrates to in memory of the poet Qu Yuan back in 300 B.C., and later developed to be an important festival for family reunion. This festival would not be complete without zongzi, a kind of glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. The National Museum of Natural Science invites visitors to make zongzi with color paper. Anyone who interested in knowing more about Chinese culture is welcome. We will first introduce Qu Yuan and his story, then conduct traditional activities such as zongzi making and Chinese knot making to show and involve participants to learn about Chinese culture.

    • Date & Time: June 16 & 17; 2pm – 4pm
    • Instructor: Mr. Liao Chen Ke-nan
    • Number Maximum: 60 per showing
    • Location: Beside the Water-powered Armillary & Celestial Tower
    • Cost: Free; Walk in

    June 5‧Announcement
    Gallery Closure
    The Age of Dinosaurs gallery will close from Tuesday, June 19 through Sunday, June 24, 2012 for maintenance of the four animatronic dinosaurs, and will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 26th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    May 20‧Announcement
    Theater Closure
    The IMAX Space Theater will close from Wednesday, June 13 through Monday, June 25, 2012 for seat and carpet renewal. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    May 15‧Announcement
    International Museum Day
    The National Museum of Natural Science will celebrate the 35th anniversary of International Museum Day around 18 May with benefits to encourage visitors to explore the Museum.

    • Free admission to all exhibition galleries, Conservatory, and 921 Earthquake Museum on Friday, May 18.
    • 30% off tickets (NT$70) to exhibition galleries (Science Center excluded), and 40% off tickets (NT$30) to the 921 Earthquake Museum from Saturday, May 19 through Sunday, May 27.

    March 15‧Exhibition
    The Hunt of the Celestial Court: Ritual of Wang Ye Worship in DongGang
    The Hunt of the Celestial Court: Ritual of Wang Ye Worship in DongGangFolk beliefs in Taiwan are a positive reflection of the people wish for harmonious interaction, coexistence, and co-prosperity among heaven, earth, and mankind. The National Museum of Natural Science presents The Hunt of the Celestial Court: Ritual of Wang Ye Worship in DongGang (March 16 - June 10, 2012) with support from Donglong Temple to offer our visitors a fine opportunity to explore our intangible cultural heritage.

    May 14‧Announcement
    Theater Closure
    The IMAX Space Theater will close from Wednesday, June 13 through Monday, June 25, 2012 for seat and carpet renewal. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    May 10‧Exhibition
    Pressed Flower Art
    Pressed Flower ArtHave you ever wanted beautiful flowers to last forever? Have you ever wanted to express yourselves with the beauty from nature? The Pressed Flower Art exhibition presented by the National Museum of Natural Science will widen your vision of the magic paint of nature.

    March 22‧Exhibition
    Technologies of the Future
    The Imagination and Creativity of Women Facing so many global problems, have you ever worried about the future of the Earth? Have you ever wished to escape from the endangered Earth? Technologies of the Future featuring a series of future inventions and appliances opens at the National Museum of Natural Science from March 23 through September 19, 2012. It offers a glimpse at what the next 50, 100, or even more years of technologies may bring.

    March 8‧Exhibition
    The Imagination and Creativity of Women
    The Imagination and Creativity of Women Celebrating the International Women’s Day on March 8, the National Museum of Natural Science presents a special exhibition concerning needlework of outstanding female artisans. Visitors are able to appreciate the beautiful traditional clothing of the Miao women of the Shidong area, understand the mythological world of the Miao people, and compare and contrast them with the creations of a contemporary Taiwanese designer.

    March 2‧ Announcement
    Garden Flower Selection
    Garden FlowerThe result of our garden flower selection comes out! Phalaenopsis Aphrodite Rcichb.f. is selected as our garden flower with an overwhelming majority. Come to the Monsoon Rainforest Gully and the Coral Atoll Garden to take a look at these graceful pure white flowers!

    January 11‧Exhibition
    Year of the Dragon
    Year of the DragonCelebrating the Chinese calendar’s year of the dragon, the National Museum of Natural Science is opening a playful and colorful “Year of the Dragon” exhibition from January 6 to May 31, 2012. The Museum also hosts various family events and programs concerning with this mythical creature.

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