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NTU Museum of Zoology

Life Science Hall, 1F, No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Daan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

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Nature and Science
Ecosystem Animal

The Scale of the Museum

Single Museum

The Scale of the Museum

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NTU Museum of Zoology

  • NTU Museum of Zoology

Establishment Purpose

Department Introduction

The Museum of Zoology was established in 1928 during the Japanese colonial period and many valuable animal specimens have been collected since the beginning. In the early days, recording the fauna of Taiwan and its neighboring areas, such as southeastern Asia and Hainan Island, was the major purpose of the collection. Later on, due to the economic development, rodents and fishes became the main collection targets. In recent years, the collection expands, for example, earthworms, bats, shrews, larval fishes, etc., contingent on the research interests of individual faculty members. Before 1999, the specimens were exhibited in old wooden glass cabinets in Building No. 1, which stands by the main entrance of National Taiwan University. Some of the skeletons of large animals, such as ostrich and Malayan tapir, were displayed in the hallway. Two whale skeletons, a baleen whale and a pilot whale, were hanged from the ceiling of the hallway. The sight of those specimens has become a collective memory of many alumni. In 1999, the specimens were moved with the department of Zoology into the new Life Science Building standing by the Experimental Farm. The specimens were rearranged, and displayed in an exhibition room on the first floor of Life Science Building. Since the fall of 2007, a special exhibition featuring "A New Experience of Life Science" has been launched in the room which is designated as the exhibit room of the Museum of Zoology. The special exhibition, including a toothed whale, a baleen whale, an Asian elephant, and a few birds, are organized and displayed under a "bioacoustics" theme. The exhibition not only depicts the animals' sounds, habitats and habits, but also the physical properties of their sounds. We hope that this special exhibition will bring people a new impression on life science.

Audience Services and Facilities

  • Parking Space
    Parking Space
  • Information and  Service Desk
    Information and Service Desk

Barrier-Free Service

  • Barrier-Free Access (ramp)
  • All paths are wheelchair or cart accessible
  • Friendly Guided Tour

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