December 31 ‧ Film
The NMNS' new IMAX film ‘Wild Africa’ will be launched tomorrow (Jan. 1, 2018). Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over, and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa.
December 28 ‧ Exhibition
2018 Camellia Show
Are you looking for something to get you into the spirit of the upcoming New Year? The Museum is the place to be! Join us for the 2018 Camellia Show! You will be blown away by the many varieties of beautiful camellias on display.
December 21 ‧ Event
Outcome Presentation of Blue Cave VR
The NMNS along with MNPH and PCG presented at its VIP Room a new VR film Blue Cave, which is the outcome of the first phase of its ‘VR Promotion Plans’ in cooperation with the two parties.
December 21 ‧ Announcement
The Museum is providing a way for visitors to save from Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 24, 2018. Ticket holders to the Adventure Zone of ‘Hyper Reality’ are able to pick one free attraction in the Fantasy Zone. Savings is based on buying individual standard tickets on the day at each attraction.
December 14 ‧ Event
Bird & Ecology Park Adventure
This winter school vacation, adventurous children with their parents can experience a unique day camp that takes them to meet all the animals in the Museum’s Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park. Put on your sneakers and join us to learn how to make friends with animals in our beautiful outdoor classroom.
December 13 ‧ Announcement
MOU between CGS and NMNS
The Central Geological Survey and the Museum have signed a formal MOU to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research, exhibit, science education, and specimen collection.
December 7 ‧ Event
Deeper Understanding of Elephants
In conjunction with the Museum's “Elephants” exhibition on display Jun. 28, 2017 through Mar. 18, 2018, the Museum will offer a half-day activity of docent-led tour and DIY string art for families. Join us!
December 6 ‧ Event
Deep Earth Exploration
The Museum is pleased to announce the ‘Deep Earth Exploration’ Seminar Series! Every month, a curator presents current information and ongoing research within the particular field of earth sciences.
December 1 ‧ Exhibition
2017 Bonsai Exhibition: Highlight of Miniature Art
The Museum is pleased to present the 2017 bonsai exhibition today. For the fourth year running, the one-month event features hundreds of potted plants that will be periodically displayed in four scheduled successions. Join us for the cultural gem!
November 27 ‧ Event
School’s out? Science’s in! The Museum is pleased to offer an exciting array of activities and events throughout winter school vacation. Whether it’s fun in the wind or serious NMNS study, opportunities abound for school students and families.
November 17 ‧ Exhibition
Orchids have been a part of Chinese culture for centuries, permeating Chinese history, legends, literature, and art. Over 100 potted cymbidium orchids (boat orchids) are being showcased in their ten-day run at the Museum's Oval Plaza. Seize your opportunity to slip into the world of serenity and beauty!
November 16 ‧ Event
Deep into Elephant Herds
Looking for a creative way to fill the winter vacation for your kids? Campers, elementary students in 3rd – 6th grade, will gain inspiration from our current exhibition ‘Elephants: Evolution and Tragedy of the Land Mighty’ and participate in multi-stage games that offer in-depth bioscience experiences.
November 15 ‧ Exhibition
Forensic Science: The Anatomy of Crime
The NMNS unveiled a new exhibition ‘Forensic Science: The Anatomy of Crime’ today. The exhibition, which will run till May 20, 2018, explores how forensic experts have used their wisdom and techniques to investigate crimes.
November 14 ‧ Exhibition
Hyper Reality: Virtual Space-Time Fantasy Adventure
The Museum is proud to present a major new exhibition ‘Hyper Reality: Virtual Space-Time Fantasy Adventure’, in which interactive digital technology creates a fantasy world infused with reality and virtual spaces, as the aging Earth and its ecological and evolutionary processes reappear in this magical journey.
October 28 ‧ Announcement
The Museum released its new vivid dinosaur mascots. Two T-rexes named ‘Lily’ and ‘Buby’ first met the public on Friday, October 27 at the Museum. Attendees at the unveiling ceremony were thrilled that the Museum’s identifying symbol is loaded with historical and scientific significance.
October 26 ‧ Event
Plant-Adventure Day Camp
Go on a plant adventure! Discover man-made and natural habitats plus the birds within. Identify the directions, investigate the ecosystem and create your own plant dyeing to take home. Join our Fonghuanggu Bird and Ecology Park @ Lugu with the family friendly activity!
October 11‧ Event
Eco-Adventure Day Camp
The Museum's Fonghuanggu Bird and Ecology Park @ Lugu will offer an eco-adventure day camp for families to investigate the birds, frogs, and ecology of the Park. Join the Park with this family friendly activity through classroom time and field trip!
October 2‧ Event
Film Appreciation & Guided Reading
The NMNS will host a program including the film appreciation of “Ice Age, 2002” and the guided reading of “The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution” led by Dr. Chang Chun-hsiang, on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Join us for your visual and intellectual enjoyment.
October 1 ‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection : Entomopathogenic Fungi
The NMNS presents a new online exhibition ‘Entomopathogenic Fungi’ to explore the interactions between fungi, insects, and environment, and the surprising role of entomopathogenic fungi in the medicinal uses and biological control of insect pests.
September 29 ‧ Announcement
NMNS Welcomes 90,000,000th Visitor
The National Museum of Natural Science is delighted to celebrate a milestone by welcoming its 90,000,000th visitor on Friday, September 29. Ms. Hsiao and her 3-year-old son were the surprised visitors to find themselves becoming a part of the museum’s history.
September 29‧ Exhibition
To celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and match up with the upcoming 2018 Flora Festival in Taichung, the Museum presents 'Brilliant Mid-Autumn', an exhibition that showcases the beauty of oncidium orchid in the art of Chinese flower arrangement from Friday, Sep. 29 to Tuesday, Oct. 10. Get ready to be WOWed!
September 25 ‧ Event
The Pearl of Wilderness
We are pleased to announce our upcoming collaboration with The Society of Wilderness (SOW) to host a series of events at the Museum dedicated entirely to the topic of carnivorous plants conservation. Join us to maintain and improve the natural environment around us.
September 21‧ Announcement
Teahcer Day at NMNS
If you're a teacher, be sure to come to the NMNS Tuesday, Sep. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 1! You will receive 15% discount at the ‘Dunhuang’ ticketing exhibition, which is hosted at the Museum for a limited time only. So be sure to catch it while it is here!
September 11 ‧ Announcement
Naturalist Center Closure
The Museum's Naturalist Center will be closed for family self-learning programs on most Tuesdays of September – December, 2017 (Sep. 12, 19, 26; Oct. 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21; and Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
September 6‧ Event
Dick Mol Lecture
Dr. Dick Mol, an internationally renowned Dutch paleontologist and a specialist in the field of mammoths, is coming to the Museum to talk about his 30-plus years of experience exploring the fossils of woolly mammoths.
September 5‧ Announcement
We are sorry to inform you that the Museum’s Environment Theater will be closed for a new program this September. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you next month.
August 29 ‧ Event
Master Lecture Series
Save the dates for popular science lecture series on Friday afternoons, Oct. 13 – Dec. 15, 2017. This lecture series centers on the development and reflection of scientific and technological civilization. All lectures are free and open to the public, and all lectures are eminent experts or enthusiasts of different professions.
August 23‧ Event
Lectures Accompanying Exhibition
The winning works of the 2016 Science Image Contest have been displayed in the Museum's 2nd Exhibition Gallery. Meet the winners in our Multiuse Theater on Saturday morning, Sep. 16, 2017 to see how their passion for the natural world produces startling images, and what their exceptional images reveal the astonishing moments in the nature.
August 23‧ Announcement
The Museum's Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park @ Chushan will be closed from Monday, Aug. 28 to Thursday, Sep. 13, 2017 for renovation works. We apologize for any inconvenience.
August 21 ‧ Event
Explore the NMNS’ extensive online learning opportunities. We invite you to follow your intellectual curiosity at your own learning pace, from close looks inside the Museum’s online collection to online face to face talks with our scientists. Join us now and get membership benefits!
August 16‧ Event
Seminar on Biodiversity
A seminar on biodiversity will be held in the Museum’s Red Conference Room on Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017. Speakers from various educational institutes and wildlife departments will give their experiences and opinions on the conservation of biological diversity, and its sustainable use as well. We cordially invite you to join us for the great opportunity.
August 15 ‧ Announcement
Experience 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 2017 ticket stubs or valid membership cards are eligible for the concession at the 8 participating institutions for one full year from now.
August 14‧ Announcement
The Museum’s Environment Theater will temporarily close for replacement of its laser projectors from Wednesday, Aug. 16 to Saturday, Aug. 26. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
August 13‧ Event
Get ready for Grandparents Day 2017 – August 27! Celebrate the day at the Museum! On that weekend (8/26 & 27), seniors over 60 receive FREE ADMISSION to the Museum’s theaters, galleries, Botanical Garden, and its three Education Parks (921 Earthquake Park @ Wufong, Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park @ Chushan, and Fonghuanggu Bird & Ecology Park @ Lugu).
August 10‧ Film
2017 WildView Taiwan Film Festival
20 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 in summer time when the days fall on Wednesdays and weekends at 10am and 2pm. Join us to share the interesting stories about Mother Nature.
August 1‧ Event
2017 Science Image Contest: Amazing New Visions
The Museum is now accepting entries for its annual Science Image Contest. Since its inception in 2013, the contest has drawn thousands of entrants from across the Chinese world and a collection of beautiful images. The deadline for submitting photos is October 20, 2017.
August 1‧ Exhibition
NMNS Online Collection: Rocks
Rock (or stone), the most common material on Earth, tells us a great deal about the history of our planet, but how much do you really know about them? Discover rock secrets through the NMNS Online Collection: Rocks. Find out how to tell the different rock types apart, and see how rocks change from one type into another.
July 8 ‧ Exhibition
Waiting for the Moment > Through a Hidden Lens
Succeeded by the two science images exhibitions of 2014 Amazing New Visions and 2015 Maze between Nature and Art, the Museum launches its third photography exhibition titled “Waiting for the Moment > Through a Hidden Lens” at its 2nd Special Exhibition Gallery, July 8, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Join us to explore science puzzles through different perspectives and experience the wonders and beauty of the universe through sharing.
July 1 ‧ Film
The Search for Life in Space
Are we alone in the universe? The Search for Life in Space, a new documentary adventure opens exclusively at the Museum’s IMAX Space Theater on Saturday, July 1, 2017. New images of possible life-sustaining worlds in the film will deepen our understanding of the universe.
July 1 ‧ Film
Khumba: A Zebra's Tale
Cozy up and enjoy a South African computer-animated comedy film at the Museum's 3D Theater. Khumba embraces its unique setting and character. It is visually stunning and a lot a fun. Attendees may find enjoyment in it, and educational messages it preaches as well.
June 27 ‧ Exhibition
Elephants: Evolution and Tragedy of the Land Mighty
Are you curious about elephants? The main special exhibition of this summer “Elephants” presented by the NMNS will quench your curiosity. “Elephants” exhibition, which is now open just in time for the school summer vacation, tells you the story of the giant prehistoric animal.
May 16 ‧ Exhibition
A Pearl in the South Pacific: The Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands located in the South Pacific have a rich and fascinating history and culture. The level of biodiversity and endemicity in the Solomons is recognized as globally outstanding. In addition to fisheries, the islands are rich in undeveloped mineral resources such as lead, zinc, nickel, copper, cobalt, aluminum, and gold. Welcome to the Museum to discover the world’s best kept secret!
April 26‧ Exhibition
Dunhuang: Stories of the Caves
NMNS reenacts the glorious Dunhuang at its best! Centering on the architecture, paintings, pottery, and religious scripting found in the Dunhuang caves, the biggest Dunhuang exhibition in Taiwan starts today until Oct. 1st, 2017. This is something you don't want to miss!
February 6‧ Exhibiton
Brain: The Biology of Mind
This February will be the last chance to see the Museum’s current exhibition, “Brain: The Biology of Mind”, which will close on 28th February. Due to popular demand and unparalleled visitor interest the exhibition has been extended. Seize the chance to see the Brain exhibition which attracted nearly 100,000 visitors in the past 10 months.
January 23‧ Exhibiton
The Chicken and Egg Story
Celebrating the Year of the Rooster, the Museum, in partnership with TARI, is thrilled to host “The Chicken and Egg Story” touring exhibition. The new exhibition, which runs from January 23 through June 19, 2017, will explore the story of chickens and eggs – from jungle bird to fast-food dinner.
January 13‧ Event
Master Lecture Series
Save the dates to share ideas and expertise in the world of popular science on Friday afternoons of March and April, 2017. This lecture series focuses on artificial intelligence (AI). All lectures are free and open to the public, and all lecturers are eminent experts or enthusiasts of different professions.
January 11‧ Exhibition
The Island of Floating Smog: PM 2.5 Visual World
The Museum opens a new exhibition Jan. 11 featuring a basic human right – clean air. “The Island of Floating Smog: PM 2.5 Visual World”, which explores the air quality in Taiwan, runs through Jun. 11, 2017. The exhibition documents both the cause and effect of the growing air pollution problem in Taiwan, giving special attention to the issue of particulate matter (PM).
January 3‧ Event
2017 Winter Break Film Festival
With the winter vacation nearing a start, the Museum brings you an exciting program ‘WildView Taiwan Film Festival’. 20 films recognized by Wildscreen will be shown Jan. 21- Feb. 12 when the day falls on Wednesdays and weekends, with free admission.
January 3‧ Event
Winter Vacation Camp
When school is out, winter camp is in! Ignite the learning spark in your children over the winter vacation! Join us at the National Museum of Natural Science for our exciting winter vacation camps where students ages 7-18 can learn about natural science and have fun!
January 1‧ Film
Dinosaurs at Dusk, An Aerial Tour of Guishan Island
Opening the New Year 2017, the Museum screens two new films exploring the prehistoric world and Guishan Island. ‘Dinosaurs at Dusk’ explores the origins of flight, continental drift, the geological eras immediately preceding the KT impact and extinctions as a fundamental part of evolution and life, whereas ‘An Aerial Tour of Guishan Island’ explores the landmark and emblem of Yilan and the only active volcano in Taiwan.