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National Museum of Natural Science

No.1, Guanqian Rd., North Dist., Taichung City 40453, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Characteristics of Theme

Nature and Science
Anthropology Geology Plant Animal Folkloristics

The Scale of the Museum

Branches, clusters or affiliated offices / parks,(3)place

Affiliated Museum Information

Opening Hours Entrance Fee

Customer Service Information



National Museum of Natural Science

  • National Museum of Natural Science
  • National Museum of Natural Science
  • National Museum of Natural Science
  • National Museum of Natural Science

Establishment Purpose

  • As one of the most heavily attended museums in Taiwan, and one of the most attended venues in Taichung, the Museum is in the distinguished company of the National Palace Museum in Taipei and the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung. Across 9 exquisite hectares, the Museum is a five-venue complex housing the Space IMAX Theater, Science Center, Life Science Hall, Human Cultures Hall (the original Chinese Science Hall), and Global Environment Hall, plus the 4.5-hectare Botanical Garden, the 5-hectare 921 Earthquake Education Museum at Wufong, the 33-hectare Fonghuanggu Ecology Education Park at Lugu, and the 2.6-hectare Chelungpu Fault Preservation Education Park at Chusan. Over 50 permanent exhibit areas covering subjects on astronomy, space science, paleontology, ecology, gems and minerals, human cultures, tropical plants, and geology, the Museum is a place filled with hand-on exhibits that delights children and adults of all ages. As a matter of fact, the Museum is a major science learning center with over half a million school children visiting annually. In addition, rotating special exhibits are a constant occurrence to the Museum. As a unique educational opportunity available to people in Taiwan, the 921 Earthquake Education Museum at Wufong, the Chelungpu Fault Preservation Education Park at Chushan, and the Fonghuanggu Ecology Education Park at Lugu are three divisions of the Museum. The Earthquake Museum and the Fault Park remind people of the disaster happening on Sep. 21 of 1999, and allow people to foster a better understanding of earthquakes and increase awareness of our natural world, while the Ecology Park offers an important place for the Museum to educate visitors to learn about ecosystems and an excellent spot for leisure as well.

Department Introduction

The National Museum of Natural Science was founded on January 1, 1986. Since then, the whole staff has been affirming the following statement of mission: Our goal at the National Museum of Natural Science is to collect and preserve the biological and cultural diversity in Taiwan and neighboring countries. We aim to stimulate the public’s interest in the natural sciences and world cultures through creating engaging exhibits and educational programs. We are committed to the expansion of our international exchange of exhibits, research, and collections, which allow us to enrich our institution, and contribute to the study of museums through publications.

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Audience Services and Facilities

  • Lavatory
  • Breastfeeding Room
    Breastfeeding Room
  • Food and Beverage Area
    Food and Beverage Area
  • Parking Space
    Parking Space
  • Children's or Parent-Child Center/Area
    Children's or Parent-Child Center/Area
  • Shops
  • Elevators
  • Information and  Service Desk
    Information and Service Desk
  • Gender-Friendly Space
    Gender-Friendly Space

Barrier-Free Service

  • Barrier-Free Lavatory
  • Barrier-Free Parking Space for Cars and Motorcycles
  • Barrier-Free Access (ramp)
  • Barrier-Free Elevator
  • All paths are wheelchair or cart accessible
  • WCAG Website (A website meets the requirements of WCAG, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)
  • Hospitality Service Desk
  • Auxiliary Equipment Rental
  • Friendly Guided Tour

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