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December 12‧Announcement
Automatic Ticket Machine
The Museum has now a new automatic ticket machine that allows you to bypass the long lines. You just need to insert bills or coins, or swipe your Easy Card, and out pop your tickets. It is faster than waiting on the regular line. The automatic ticket machine is located at the entrance to the Life Science Hall, adjacent to the box office.

December 14‧Exhibition
Sons of the Sun: The Myths and Legends of the Paiwan People
Sons of the SunThe National Museum of Natural Science opens "Sons of the Sun" exhibition, an exhibition to interpret the history and culture of the Paiwan tribe through illustrations, storybooks, films and objects. "Sons of the Sun" is on view at the 1st special exhibition gallery December 14, 2011 to May 27, 2012.

November 1‧Announcement
Volunteers Needed
The National Museum of Natural Science utilizes near one thousand volunteers. We still need 80 volunteers to work directly with the public or provide a wide range of essential services in both the administrative and science departments of the Museum.
Click here to view the application packet for volunteer services. Application deadline is November 20.

October 12‧Exhibition
Quest for Immortality-The Hidden Treasure of Ancient Egypt
Quest for ImmortalityQuest for Immortality will be on display at the National Museum of Natural Science from Oct. 15, 2011 through Feb. 12, 2012. With the help of modern technology scientists are now able to perform CT scans, which provide a look under the wrappings and inside the mummified remains. Quest for Immortality dove into current technology and took visitors on an exciting virtual tour beneath the sarcophagus lid - traveling to the past to learn more about life and death in Ancient Egypt.

September 14‧Exhibition
The Intersection of History and Film: Seediq Bale
2011 Exhibit of Infrared Space Telescope ImagesThe Intersection of History and Film, which features the Taiwanese epic film Seediq Bale is on view at the National Museum of Natural Science. Seediq Bale may breathe new life into a forgotten history of the island country native peoples, who fought for dignity under Japanese colonial rule.

August 19‧Exhibition
2011 Exhibit of Infrared Space Telescope Images
2011 Exhibit of Infrared Space Telescope ImagesAn exhibition of over 100 spectacular photographs — alien and exquisite images from universe captured by infrared space telescope — opens Friday, August 19, at the National Museum of Natural Science. The exhibition is on view along the corridor on the 2nd floor of the Global Environment Hall.

Discover the spectacular universe and gain your knowledge about it through the lenses of infrared space telescope.

July 19‧Event
The 12th Anniversary of the Botanical Garden
Botanical GardenThis year marks the 12th anniversary of the Museum's Botanical Garden. The Garden opened on July 23, 1999 as one of the most ambitious achievements of the NMNS. The Garden serving as an urban oasis in the sea of buildings has set new standards for people's daily life in Taichung area.
Join us in this weekend, July 23 & 24! To mark the 12th anniversary, the Garden will host a number of terrific, family-friendly events, with free admission 6:30pm-9pm, including special presentations by Garden’s scientists, live musical performances, hands-on activities, flower-painting, and much, much more.
Learn more about the Garden’s Anniversary Celebration here, or call Miss Chang at 04-23226940 ext. 165.

July 7‧Exhibition
Siraya: The Connection between the Past and Present
SirayaSiraya, one of the indigenous peoples in Taiwan, has not been given an official status by the government, though the name "Taiwan" originated from the Siraya language. Siraya: The Connection between the Past and Present is on view at the National Museum of Natural Science from July 8 through December 4, 2011. The exhibition is presented to make people know more about the neglected Siraya culture and the diversity of Taiwanese culture as well.

July 1‧Exhibition
The Changing Earth and Techniques for Preventing Natural Disasters
ChangingEarthThe Earth is changing. Step into this exhibition and get an in-depth look at the constantly changing Earth from natural disasters like earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis to global warming, and explore the advanced techniques for natural disaster prevention. The exhibition is on view from July 1 through August 31.

July 1‧Film
Under the Sea
Under the Sea Take an underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.
Under the Sea, a film worth being excited about, particularly if you love nature documentaries, opens at the National Museum of Natural Science’s Imax Space Theater July 1. This film, of course, highlights the world beneath the sea. Come on, let’s go Under the Sea!

June 11‧Exhibition
Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World
Silk RoadA major new exhibition, Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World opens June 11 and remains on view through September 12, 2011 at the Museum. This intriguing exhibition brings to life one of the greatest trading routes in human history, showcasing the goods, cultures, and technologies from four representative cities: Xian, Turfan, Samarkand, and Baghdad.

May 10‧Exhibition
Matsu Pilgrimages: A Mobile Goddess
MstsuSucceed to the documentary film Matsu Pilgrimage played at the Environment Theater, the Museum hosts A Mobile Goddess exhibition from May 11 through November 13. The display includes items from 11 famous Matsu temples, such as censers and palanquins for carrying Mazu statues in religious processions.

April 29‧Exhibition
SleepA good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. Sleep is a very important part of our lives. Getting enough sleep is essential for body to function properly. Learn about importance of sound sleep and how to improve our sleep in our Sleep exhibition!

April 12‧Collection
International Exchange
International ExchangeThe Museum exchanges insects and plants specimens with museums in Germany and Russia repectively, and brings extinct Taiwan Monarch butterflies back home.

March 9‧Exhibition
Anthruium Show
Anthruium ShowExperience the thrill of the startle from Amazon Basin. The Anthurium is definitely one of the most seductive plants, and a sexy plant which will undoubtedly set your pulses racing! Come and have a feast of flowers in our Botanical Garden!

March 3‧Film
Mazu Pilgrimage --- playing at the Environment Theater
Mazu PilgrimageThe annual ritual of Mazu pilgrimage is thought to be one of the three largest religious festivals in the world. Take a fresh look at the old Taiwanese folk tradition: how do people celebrate Mazu’s birthday? Experience the grand occasion and travel with throngs of pilgrims and worshippers.

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