Museum docents welcome visitors, answer questions, and help visitors navigate the Museum's exhibitions. Group visits are available at reduced rates for a minimum of fifteen and a maximum of forty people. Online reservations must be made at least eight days in advance.
Discover your inner scientist as you take part in fun activities about the Museum's exhibits by using real specimens, models, and instruments. This is a free drop-in program for general public. Space is limited to the first 30 guests. Come early to ensure a seat at this scientific extravaganza. Online reservations are available for groups of 20 or more, but must be made at least eight days in advance.
Come meet our most fascinating aquarium inhabitants in the conservatory, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3:30 pm for the large, serpent-like arapaima, and every Wednesday at 3:30 pm and Saturday at 10:30 am for the red piranha.
The Museum offers a range of educational as well as entertaining hands-on activities designed to appeal to school children who is interested in learning by doing. They will learn about scientific themes and techniques, meet our friendly staff or learning volunteers, and fire up their brains! Online reservations are required for the first 35 students. The activity takes place at our 1st Science Classroom every Saturday & Sunday. Admission fee is NT$100-200. For further information, please call us at 04-23226940 ext. 346 or 353.
Our Night Sky
From asteroids to the zodiac, from the Big Dipper to variable stars, Our Night Sky is designed to provide children over 10 and adults with a comprehensive overview of the astronomic and atmospheric changes or phenomena. Under the guidance of the Museum's scientists and with a gas-filled celestial globe, participants are prepared to explore the vastness of the universe. Our Night Sky takes place at the 1st Science Classroom Tuesday-Friday, 10-11am & 2-3pm. Admission is free with gallery tickets. Reservations are required for groups. Individuals can register at the information desk of Human Cultures Hall. For further information, please call us at 04-23226940 ext. 346 or 353
The National Museum of Natural Science is a pioneer in the use of theater as an educational, interpretive technique. Our theater classroom located in the Global Environment Hall combines cutting-edge audiovisual equipment, real living things and experiment materials to create a diverse repertoire for children over 10 and adults. The curriculum-linked school program takes place when the museum opens. The space is limited to 30 people each class. Admission fee is free with gallery tickets. Advance reservations are highly recommended for groups. For further information, please call us at 04-23226940 ext. 672.
The Museum's scientific staff in the departments of Geology, Anthropology, Botany, and Zoology, as a matter of legal and ethical policy, does not authenticate or perform appraisals of any artifacts for the public. But they may be able to provide some assistance with basic identification on a range of animals, plants, minerals and fossils, and may also provide resources for further research. This service is free of charge. Its results cannot be for commercial use. You better bring your artifacts to our Naturalist Center, but please do not send the artifacts themselves to the museum.
General Science Talk
The NMNS is proud to host a number of regular lecture series covering a wide range of interests in science and the arts, as well as occasional one-time talks and special presentations. All are free and open to the general public. None require a scientific or artistic background to appreciate and enjoy. For further information, please call us at 04-23226940 ext. 346 or 353.