National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
::: Contact Us | Links | Site Map | FAQ | Chinese
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
*You are here: Home > About Us > News > Archives 2016
About Us

Archives 2019

Archives 2018

Archives 2017

Archives 2016

Archives 2015

Archives 2014

Archives 2013

Archives 2012

Archives 2011

Archives 2010

Archives 2009

Archives 2008
::: Archives 2016

December 28‧ Exhibition
Nanometer – the Invisible Scale
NanometerImagine and discover a world you can’t see! The Museum will be opening “Nanometer – the Invisible Scale”, an exhibition about big ideas that come from the small world of nanoscience. Nanoscale may be really small, but the exhibition is big on fun and learning. “Nanometer” will open from December 30, 2016 through April 5, 2017.

December 26‧ Announcement
Holiday Memo
Holiday MemoStudent holiday and Chinese Spring Festival cause changes to the opening times of the NMNS as well as its 3 Parks (921 Earthquake Park @ Wufong, Chelungpu Fault Park @ Chushan, and Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park @ Lugu). The holiday opening times can all be found in the Holiday Memo. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

December 21‧ Announcement
MOU between NMNS and NMM
MOU between NMNS and NMMThe Museum and National Museum of Mongolia establish partnership! Two Museum Directors, Sun Wei-hsin and S. Dagvaadorjiyn, signed the memorandum of understanding on Wednesday, December 21 and announced that two organizations will develop cultural ties and scientific cooperation, create necessary conditions for cooperation in museum affairs and museum studies, and carry out joint academic research projects.

December 16‧ Event
DaDa's Magic Science Camp
DaDa’s Magic Science CampThe Museum in collaboration with AUO (AU Optronics Corporation) and Yuan T. Lee Science Education for All creates DaDa's Magic Science Camps for disadvantaged middle schoolers in Taiwan. The camps will offer exciting educational experiences in optoelectronics for little scientists! Join us for the interesting topic designed to inform, engage and entertain!

December 6‧ Announcement
Agreement between NMNS and Tunghai University
Agreement between NMNS and Tunghai UniversityThe Museum and Tunghai University announced today an agreement on science education between the two organizations. The partnership will promote general science jointly, root science in the education industry, and create professional development opportunities for students and faculty at Tunghai and staff of the NMNS.

December 1‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection: Calcite
Self-learningCalcite is a very common and widespread mineral with highly variable forms and colors. The unique properties of calcite make it suitable for a variety of uses. The Museum’s online exhibition ‘Calcite’ will last until the following January, offering visitors the chance to learn more about this aesthetic and scientifically valuable mineral.

December 1‧ Exhibition
Bonsai Exhibition of 2016
BonsaiWe follow up the success we had with the Bonsai Exhibition of 2015 with big popularity and good feedback, and will open a new bonsai exhibition on Friday, December 2 at the Museum’s Oval Plaza. More than 300 potted plants will be periodically displayed in four scheduled successions. We are looking forward to your visit!

November 22 ‧ Announcement
Unavailable for Audio Guide and Tablet
Unavailable for Audio Guide and TabletThe rentals of audio guides and tablets at the Museum’s Digital Archives & E-Learning Center are temporarily not available due to a scheduled training camp. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  • Tablets unavailable: Nov. 23 & morning of Dec. 1
  • Audio guides unavailable: Nov. 23, Dec. 1 & 6

November 21 ‧ Announcement
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers NeededThe Museum is offering an exciting and rewarding range of volunteering opportunities. We give preference to applicants with the ability to listen, speak, read and write Chinese and English. To register as a volunteer, please submit a completed Volunteer Application. Our volunteer staff will match prospective volunteers an available opportunity.

November 11‧ Event
Self-learningThe Museum’s Naturalist Center will offer a wealth of self-learning opportunities for children on Tuesdays from next month. Self-educated children can learn and enjoy themselves through an interactive and engaging way that allows them to explore the world of natural science in a safe and fun fashion. The Center will therefore be closed on Tuesdays. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

November 1 ‧ Event
Hands-on Program
Hands-on ProgramAt the Museum, we view hands-on experience as the keys to stimulate curiosity and motivate learning in children. The Museum offers Wednesday hands-on program at 3PM from this November, which focuses on the topics of science. Programs are designed to engage children in learning and be fun for them.

October 26‧ Exhibition
Extraordinary Life: Fantastic Survival TacticsExtraordinary Life: Fantastic Survival Tactics
Now Exhibiting through May 14, 2017
At 1st Exhibition Gallery, Free with Museum Admission

A fantastic journey to discover the amazing life on the earth with the unbelievable shapes, functions, and senses which are beyond our imagination. This exhibition features, according to their special capabilities, five types of extraordinary life, which could be the inspiration source of new technology and science fiction.

October 18‧ Exhibition
The Tucson Collection
The Tucson CollectionFrom Oct. 18, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017, the Museum presents a small but essential exhibition featuring an exquisite selection of fossils bought at Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show. Come join us to travel back in time to explore the many different forms of life that came before us, fill yourself with awe for the natural history of the planet, and give yourself a window into the process of evolution.

October 17 ‧ Announcement
Demonstration Cancellation
Demonstration CancellationBird carvers Lee Yi-rung and Huang Lin-ming are going aboard competition, their live carving demonstrations in the Nature Admiring gallery will be temporarily cancelled Saturday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 26. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

October 12 ‧ Event
2016 Asia-Pacific Museum Education International Conference
2016 Asia-Pacific Museum Education International ConferenceAn educational and research conference titled 2016 Asia-Pacific Museum International Conference, hosted jointly by the Museum, three graduate institutes of museum studies, and Chinese Association of Museums, will be held at the Museum on Friday & Saturday, November 25-26, 2016. Join us to explore new challenges, new inspirations for museums in a changing world.

October 5 ‧ Film
Z Storm
Teacher Appreciation WeekTaiwan has adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on December 9, 2015, which is the first global legally binding international anti-corruption instrument. To demonstrate our determination to fight, eradicate, and effectively prevent corruption, and actively promote the implementation of the laws and policies that this Convention entails, we will show ‘Z Storm’ – a Hong Kong police thriller – at our Red Conference Room on Sunday, Oct. 9. Join us to fight corruption!

October 1 ‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection: Fascinating Facts about Stag Beetles
NMNS Online Collection: Fascinating Facts about Stag BeetlesStag beetles (family Lucanidae) rank near the very top of people’s list of favorite insects, make great classroom pets, and are fun to observe. They are so much more than cute; they’re also some of the most sophisticated bugs on the planet. You doubt? Explore the amazing world of stag beetles through our online collection: Fascinating Facts about Stag Beetles!

September 23 ‧ Event
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation WeekTeachers are an integral part of the educational work at the Museum. Teacher Appreciation Week is a week for the Museum to say "Thank you!" to our school and community educators. Join us as we celebrate dedicated teachers like you from Wednesday, Sep. 28 to Monday, Oct. 10.

September 19 ‧ Announcement
Theater Closure
Theater ClosureThe Museum's Environment Theater will be closed October 11-24, 2016 for system promotion and equipment renewal. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

September 11‧ Announcement
Gallery Closure
Gallery ClosureThe Museum's Fantastic World of Matter Gallery at level 4 of Science Center will be temporarily closed from Sep. 12 to Dec. 31, 2016 for a major interior renovation. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to you. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!

September 14 ‧ Event
Promotions at Wovie Cinemas
Promotions at Wovie CinemasThe Museum visitors are blessed! Ticket holders of the Brain: The Biology of Mind exhibition and museum members get promotions at Wovie Cinemas Taichung City now through November 30, 2016. They offer a special package for four people – TWD810. Please see the poster or contact Wovie Cinemas at (04) 23103768*205 for details.

September 9 ‧ Event
17th Anniversary of 9/21
17th Anniversary of 9/21A tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future — the Museum's 921 Earthquake Education Park @ Wufong and Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park @ Chushan are alive with twin spirits of remembrance and renewal. Join us from September 10 to 25 for the 17th anniversary commemoration event.

September 8‧ Event
2016 WildView Taiwan Film Festival
2016 WildView Taiwan Film Festival20 films recognized by Wildscreen – the U.K-based education charity awarding the “Green Oscars” – either as award-winners or nominees will be shown in the Museum’s Red Conference Room October 1 to December 31 when the day falls on Saturdays at 10am and 2pm. Join us to share the interesting stories about Mother Nature.

September 5 ‧ Event
Moon Gazing
Moon GazingJoin us at the Museum as we celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival with a moon gazing event on Thursday, September 15, 6:30 – 9:00 on the square in front of the Human Cultures Hall. This is a family event – refracting telescopes will be available as tools for people to view and learn about the moon, trivia quizzes and attractive giveaways interspersed will add to your sense of learning. We also offer two free screenings (7pm & 8pm) at the SOS Theater.

September 4 ‧ Announcement
Theater Closure
Theater ClosureThe Museum's IMAX Space Theater will be closed September 5 – 12, 2016 for replacing the A/C systems. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

August 31  ·  Event
'Sharing Master View' Lecture Series
‘Sharing Master View’ Lecture SeriesSave the dates for popular science lecture series on Friday afternoons, October – December. This lecture series features cognitions of biology, folklore, and society. All lectures are free and open to the public, and all lecturers are eminent experts or enthusiasts of different professions.

August 17 ‧ Event
Grandparent’s Day
Grandparent’s DayGrandparent's Day is Sunday, August 28. Celebrate the day at the Museum! On that weekend (8/27-28), seniors over 60 receive FREE ADMISSION to the Museum’s theaters, galleries, Botanical Garden, Science Center, and its three Education Parks. The Museum is also hosting workshops and lectures in conjunction with Brain: The Biology of Mind exhibition for grandparents and their grandchildren. Join us for a weekend of fun!

August 12 ‧ Announcement
MOU between NMNS and KNP
MOU between NMNS and KNPNational Museum of Natural Science and Kenting National Park will collaborate on research, exhibitions, and education as part of a formal Memorandum of Understanding signed in the Museum's guest room on Friday, August 12. As the first initiative under the agreement, two skulls of Formosan sika deer given by the Park witnessed the historical moment.

August 9 ‧ Announcement
Pokemon GO
Pokemon GOThe Museum asks people not to play Pokemon Go on their phones in its premises. To ensure the safety and security of the players and visitors, and the museum’s specimens and exhibits, Pokemon Go game is prohibited inside the museum building and the Conservatory and special exhibition gallery in the Botanical Garden. Yet, we encourage visitors to use their mobile phones to share and engage with our exhibits while visiting.

July 27 ‧ Announcement
Theater Closure
Theater ClosureWe are sorry to announce that the Museum’s Environment Theater will be closed Monday – Thursday, September 5 – 8 for interior renovation. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

July 21 ‧ Announcement
Indigenous Peoples' Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day

The Museum along with its three Education Parks (921 Earthquake Park @ Wufong, Chelongpu Fault Park @ Chushan, and Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park @ Lugu) will offer free admission for indigenous people of Taiwan all day long on Monday, August 1 in honor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

  • Theaters and ticketed special exhibitions are excluded.
  • Valid ID is required.

July 17 ‧ Announcement
Temporary Suspension of Flushing Water Supply
Temporary Suspension of Flushing Water SupplyWe regret to inform you that there will be emergency water supply due to the Taiwan Water Corporation’s pipeline replacement project from Friday, July 22 to Thursday, July 28. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

July 14 ‧ Exhibition
Admiring Nature: Bird Carving Exhibition
Admiring Nature: Bird Carving ExhibitionWood carving is a relaxing and challenging art form that transforms a ‘wonder of nature’ into a collectable wood sculpture. The NMNS is holding an exhibition of two master bird carvers' work in the third special exhibition gallery at the Life Science Hall until the end of Monday, January 2, 2017.

July 5 ‧ Event
Multicultural Learning
Multicultural LearningTaiwan is becoming more multicultural. To offer opportunities for the increasing new immigrants and our people to embrace and understand cultural differences, the Museum will host the Multicultural Learning event on Sunday, July 24, 2016. We welcome immigrant families and local citizens to join us.

July 1 ‧ Film
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean, Journey to Space, Life under the Arctic Sky
Gallery ClosureOpening the summer vacation, the Museum will present three out-of-this–world new films, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean, Journey to Space, and Life under the Arctic Sky, at its Space IMAX Theater. Be ready to experience the stories of the secret world within the ocean, space exploration, and the wonderful and amazing nature in Arctic region.

July 1 ‧ Film
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean, Journey to Space
Gallery ClosureOpening the summer vacation, the Museum presents two out-of-this-world new films, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean and Journey to Space, at its Space IMAX Theater. Be ready to experience the stories of the secret world within the ocean and the space exploration.

July 1 ‧ Announcement
Gallery Closure
Gallery ClosureThe Museum's Children's Discovery Room in the Science Center will be temporarily closed on the mornings of July 7 (Tuesday) – August 26 (Friday), 2016 for summer events. It still remains open in the afternoons. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

July 1 ‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection: Excavated Pottery from Yuliao Archaeological Site in Taibao, Chiayi
NMNS Online CollectionPottery and pottery sherds are the most basic and fundamental tools for dating archaeological periods. The Museum's online exhibition ‘Excavated Pottery from Yuliao Archaeological Site in Taibao, Chiayi’ from July through October will offer a path to understand the ancient civilization that flourished in Chianan Plain.

June 30 ‧ Film
2016 WildView Taiwan Film Festival
2016 WildView Taiwan Film Festival20 films recognized by Wildscreen – the U.K-based education charity awarding the “Green Oscars” – either as award-winners or nominees will be shown in the Museum’s Red Conference Room July 16 to August 26 when the day falls on Wednesdays and weekends. Join us to share the interesting stories about Mother Nature.

June 29 ‧ Exhibition
Artworks and Artifacts of Hemp
Artworks and Artifacts of HempAt the Museum’s Botanical Garden, Mr. Sun Ye-chi’s hemp fiber collection comes to make possible a detailed examination of hemp fiber characteristics and technology through over one hundred pieces of exquisite and precious artworks and artifacts of Taiwanese and Austronesian aborigines. The exhibition will be run from Wednesday, June 29 to Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Join us!

June 24 ‧ Announcement
Special 2FOR1 Offer
Insect Camp 2016During the summer vacation (Jul. 4 – Aug. 29, 2016) and when the day falls on Monday (Jul. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29), you can enjoy Buy One, Get One Free admission to the “Brain: The Biology of Mind” special exhibition. The free promotional tickets will be valid on the date of purchase only, and cannot be used and refunded separately.

June 7 ‧ Event
Insect Camp 2016
Insect Camp 2016Real science is real fun! The Museum’s Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Education Park is pleased to team up with NTU Experimental Forest to benefit our children from an exciting, three-day learning experience. Observe and make notes about amazing tiny creatures inhabiting the nature like Jean Henri Fabre.

June 1 ‧ Event
Amazing New Visions: Science Images Contest
Amazing New Visions: Science Images ContestUse pictures to discover science! Share your work or interest in science and send us your cool science images. Look for some inspirations? Discover the winning pictures on our previous special exhibitions of 2014 and 2015. Contest submissions are accepted Jun. 1 – Sep. 30, 2016 in Taiwan and Jun. 1 – Sep. 15, 2016 in China.

May 31 ‧ Event
Butterfly Camp 2016
Butterfly Camp 2016Make it a full day right here at the Museum’s Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Education Park @ Lugu! Campers will learn about local butterflies, including what they need to survive and how they grow in their environment.

May 24 ‧ Event
Junior Docents 2016
Junior Docents 2016Do you love science? Are you looking for a rewarding challenge this summer? Enthusiastic students entering grades 5 in elementary school through 1st grade in junior high school are invited to apply for the summer 2016 Junior Docent program. Junior docents in the program will learn about the nature of the Museum as a place of education and entertainment, and gain a comprehensive, hands-on museum experience. Join us on an adventure in science and stewardship!

May 6 ‧ Exhibition
Pressed Flower Art: A Light Touch on Foliage
Pressed Flower ArtOn Mom's special day, there's no better way to show your love and appreciation than with a special gift from the heart. Take your mom to the Museum's Botanical Garden. Your mom will not only enjoy the floral biodiversity of Taiwan but Shelley Lu's group pressed flower exhibition. The exhibition ‘A Light Touch on Foliage’ will run from May 6 through June 12, 2016. Come join us at this imPRESSive exhibition!

May 3 ‧ Event
International Museum Day
International Museum DayThe NMNS along with its three Education Parks will offer free admission on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in celebration of International Museum Day organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Join us to explore our collections, see our special exhibitions, and participate in our activities. Come join the fun at the NMNS on the 18th!

April 21 ‧ Event
Weekday Firefly Tours
Weekday Firefly ToursThe Museum's Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park is now accepting application for the weekday firefly tours to respond the audience’s needs. Within the limit of 400 participants (50/per tour), registration is exclusively online and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • Location: Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park @ Lugu
  • Date: Apr. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and May 2, 3, 4, 2016
  • Fee: NT$ 200/per person
  • For more information, please call 049-2753100 ext.105 or 115,
      fax 049-2753106, or email to
  • April 14 ‧ Event
    Nature Explorers Summer Camps
    Nature Explorers Summer CampThe Museum has being taken an active role in cross-strait cooperation and exchange. In cooperation with the Museum's Culture & Education Foundation, Fu-zhou Science & Technology Museum, Beijing Museum of Natural History, and Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, the Museum offers high-quality summer camps for high school students to explore the natural ecology, human cultures, and folk customs in many areas of China or Taiwan. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Register early; Space is limited!

    March 29 ‧ Exhibition
    Brain: The Biology of Mind
    Brain: The Biology of MindWe are very pleased to announce that we are delivering a major new special exhibition ‘Brain: The Biology of Mind’ to take visitors on an immersive quest for knowledge about the animal’s fascinating and complex organ in simple language through dynamic interactive exhibits. We do hope you can join us for this exciting exhibit!

    March 13 ‧ Announcement
    Popular Science & Humanities Education Portal
    Popular Science & Humanities Education PortalThe Museum along with other 8 cultural institutes (NTSEC, NSTM, NMMST, NMMBA, NER, NLPI, NTL and NCL) launched a new online allied education portal ( that will give people access to the blended teaching and learning resources. Kids and adult learners can crack open the windows into the 9 cultural institutes' collections, exhibitions, electronic books, APPs, and many more…. Learn for free and forever!

    March 7 ‧ Announcement
    Surf and Turf
    Surf and TurfCongratulate to Dr. Huang Wen-shan for his paper entitled ‘Surf and turf: predation by egg-eating snakes has led to the evolution of parental care in a terrestrial lizard’ published in Scientific Reports.

    January 27 ‧ Announcement
    Special Hours for Chinese New Year and Winter Vacation
    Special Hours for Chinese New Year and Winter VacationChinese New Year is almost here and that means a one-month winter vacation from schools for students around Taiwan. You can plan your holidays better. Fitting in some time at Taichung's National Museum of Natural Science and its three Parks is a great idea. The NMNS and its three Parks (921 Earthquake Park @ Wufong, Fonghuanggu Ecology Park @ Lugu, and Chelungpu Fault Park @ Chushan) will extend hours and even open on Mondays.

    January 20 ‧ Exhibition
    Nom Nom Taiwan – The Story of Dietary Culture
    Nom Nom Taiwan – The Story of dietary cultureEating is not only a basic instinct of satisfying our hunger and thirst, it also possesses an intangible meaning that is almost richer and more important. From now through Sunday, September 4, the Museum is presenting a new special exhibition ‘Nom Nom Taiwan – The Story of Dietary Culture’. Come learn about this important and necessary part of our lives and how it shapes us and the planet and explore connections between our food and culture.

    January 8 ‧ Announcement
    Green Space and Parking at the NMNS
    Green Space and Parking at the NMNSThere is very limited car parking space available at or near the Museum, which has annoyed our visitors and neighbors for long. The Museum thus decided to create a parking facility to solve the problem thoroughly. This new project, which is scheduled to complete in two years, includes an underground art gallery and parking lot, and onground landscape restoration. We apologize for any inconvenience that will cause during the construction period. Every effort will be made to ensure the safety of our visitors and neighbors. Your understanding is greatly appreciated. We promise you to provide our best services in future! Please view the sketches and as-built drawing of the project.

    January 6 ‧ Announcement
    Museum Alliance
    Museum AllianceExperience the rich culture of Taiwan! Eight museums, including Keelung-based NMMST, Taipei-based NTSEC, Taipei-based NTM, Taipei-based NMH, Tainan-based NMTH, Kaohsiung-based NSTM, Taitung-based NMP, and Taichung-based NMNS, are offering residents and visitors a celebration of Taiwan’s unique cultural spirit with concessionary discounts. Residents or visitors who hold the 2016 ticket stubs or valid membership cards are eligible for the concession at the 8 participating institutions for one full year from now. Click here for more details.

    December 30 ‧ Film
    Tiny Giants 3D
    Tiny Giants 3DThe outstanding documentary ‘Tiny Giants 3D’ created by the BBC will be screening at the Museum’s 3D Theater on Friday, January 1st. Immerse yourself in a terrifically fascinating place, where small creatures face titanic battles to survive. Special 3D cameras capture the larger than life adventures of Earth’s littlest heroes. Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see!

    December 9 ‧ Exhibition
    Urchin knowledge—the amazing facts about Echinoids
    Urchin knowledge—the amazing facts about EchinoidsThe NMNS opens “Urchin knowledge—the amazing facts about Echinoids”, a new exhibition featuring nearly 100 specimens and fossils of sea urchins from the museum’s collection on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the 3rd Gallery through June 19, 2016. In “Urchin Knowledge” you will find some basic facts about how echinoids live, feed and reproduce. Information presented here is very non-technical and is designed for all ages of people with or without biological training.

    November 30 ‧ Announcement
    Membership Card
    Membership CardThe Museum will cease to issue the family membership card from Year 2016. Yet, your family membership card will remain valid until its expiration date. Join us and buy your individual membership!

    • NT$ 200/1 year
    • NT$ 360/2 years
    • Group of 20+: 10% off
    • Membership benefits for one person.
    • The membership is valid from the date of which the membership is approved.
    • Call 04-23226940 ext. 283 for more information.

    January 1 ‧ Announcement
    NMNS at 30
    Urchin knowledge—the amazing facts about EchinoidsThe Museum is excited to announce its 30th anniversary on January 1st, 2016. To commemorate this momentous milestone, the Museum launches a year-long series of public programs and activities, beginning with a celebration at 8:30am at the Main Plaza. We invite you to join in our celebration – to visit the museum and to keep visiting our website throughout the year to learn more about our history and special events.

    Back Top 2017/08/16 updated *