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Naturalist Center
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Kenting astronomical observation at night

"Visit to Hui Lai Li Archaeological Site" field trip

Educational activities for "Dancing Butterflies, Crimson Maples: A Special Exhibition Celebrating the Miao New Year"

Mt. Hohuan field trip

Botanical Garden activity: Making Sail

Children's Discovery Room: Love Fair

Education is the responsibility of a museum to society, and its foremost duty. The ultimate purpose of a museum is to attract visitors, encourage their curiosity, and then expand their horizons. If it can be said that the collection is the "heart" of a museum, then education is its "spirit". The museum works to expand contact with visitors at many levels and through a variety of approaches, to create an effective learning environment. The educational programs of this museum are meant to complement the public's everyday or real life experiences, as well as to satisfy individual interests and needs. Through the use of exhibits, its collection, research achievements, objects, specimens, models and instruction, the museum's educational programs address current issues, cultivate the habit of using the museum's facilities and raise the public's interest in science.

With the above concepts in mind, educational programs are designed for teachers, general audiences, student groups and families. The public is able to access the museum's education function through such channels as symposiums, lectures, demonstrations, guided tours, field trips, children's activities, traveling events, community services, consultation services and publications, etc., all of which are extremely popular. The museum has also designed activity sheets for school groups to use when visiting the museum, to provide an interface for the exploration of museum facilities and exhibit contents. These activity sheets have been tailored to suit the needs of different grades. To resolve the disparities in access to science education between urban and rural areas, the museum provides subsidies to elementary and junior high school students in remote areas to visit the museum to take advantage of its educational resources firsthand. In addition, educational programs are brought into elementary and junior high schools, in which students are unable to visit the museum, allowing them the opportunity to learn from the museum's exhibits and educational programs.

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