National Gwacheon Science Museum

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National Gwacheon Science Museum

National Gwacheon Science Museum
4.5
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ckm818
Hong Kong, China207 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
If you bring kids (of all ages) there, prepare to spend one full day there (even if you skip the Seoul Grand Park just next to the museum). Outdoor exhibit area and the playground are worth visiting too.
Written February 13, 2016
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DamonSun
London94 contributions
The museum is very large and we'll organized. Quite an impressive expanse of interactive exhibits ranging from health/human body, to computing, to natural sciences, to "traditional" Korean science. By far the most impressive was the flight/space exhibits which also benefited from the most English translation. Most of the exhibits were only available in Korean, but for only $4 entry it's very good.
Written February 8, 2015
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Sue W
Seattle, WA60 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Our 10, 14, and 16-year old children and I really enjoyed our time at Gwacheon. Because of MERS, it was nearly empty so we had many opportunities to try all of the hands on things that were offered. If it was much more crowded, I imagine it might not be as fun. Less than half of the displays had English translations but my kids were able to figure out most of what they were trying to teach. We only went through 2 of the 5-6 displays, not including the Planetarium. The outside has a beautiful huge playground area as well as a nicely structured outside area. I would definitely go there again especially for the reasonable price!
Written June 17, 2015
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Luv2trvlSot
Alexandria, VA25 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
We really enjoyed our visit and the playground outside was amazing. The day we went the weather was cooled off and the kids really had a blast!
*** note: planetarium has English version of shows - no one else was there so they played it in English which was helpful!

Subway exit for museum leads right to eat. Easy ride on the blue line!
Written June 17, 2015
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Mina Bashier Bosimin
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia720 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
I went to Gwacheon Science Museum on a week day and was surprised at how lively the museum was. Because, yes, it was a weekday. Getting there was easy; I stopped at Seoul Grand Park Station, and the museum was literally just outside Exit 5. The entrance fee was very cheap for a museum with impressive and interactive exhibits.

Spent 3-hours there and I only managed to visit the galleries in the main building. Personally, I enjoyed my time there and I would highly recommend solo travellers even to go to this place - I kind of lost track of time visiting each and every gallery.

I wish there were more signage/exhibits in English though. But other than that, it's clean, very well maintained, has at least four kiosks/cafes, a souvenir shop, very friendly and helpful staffs, very much accessible from anywhere in Seoul - a heaven for visitors indeed.
Written May 27, 2015
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Ju_Travel
Seoul, South Korea52 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
It's one of my favorite places in Seoul. I've been there twice and will probably go again.

It's convenient to get there by subway, line 4, station Seoul Grand Park (the same station if you wanna see the biggest Zoo in Seoul), exit 5. Working hours 9:30-17:30, but entrance to exhibition halls until 16:30. Entrance fee 4000KRW.

Many interesting exhibitions. My favorite ones are "space and earth" and dinosaurs, fossils, forest corner with stuffed animals and small aquarium. Try typhoon room and brain car races, it's fun. Food court and souvenirs shop are there too.

The main drawback is that very little information is available in english. And though many things are understandable from pictures and videos the museum will be much more attractive for tourists if the administration gives some efforts to provide english descriptions for exhibitions and demonstrations like it is made in similar Science Museum in Singapore.
Written December 1, 2014
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Saffy A
Seremban, Malaysia53 contributions
Jan 2014 • Family
There are only two floors of exhibits, some with English translation, some without. Many exhibits are interactive but not very exciting. Give it a miss ....
Written January 16, 2014
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SG42
64 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
We travelled all the way here for my 4 year old dino-obsessed son. We thought it was totally worth it!

Word of warning - taxis are hard to come by so you are probably better off prebooking your ride.

The main exhibit hall was great - lots of informative stuff in English. They also have separate buildings for an Insectarium (which we didn’t go to) and a Space Centre (which we did but left quickly as it was all in korean and we understood nothing). There’s a Dino park outside as well with Dino statues which my son loved taking photos of.
Written October 27, 2018
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Ronyra
Hong Kong, China237 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Seoul, Koreans understand a lot about Kids education. this is an amazing place to experience with your people. How is life in Mars? Wanna be an astronaut? 3 to 5 hours would do.
Written June 3, 2017
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Fabius M
Luzon, Philippines177 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
We went there already twice and for children is a nice place. Many things to learn and to do and especially during spring and autumn good place to be (if fine dust in Seoul is not higher then yellow). Just recently went during the winter days and it is not recommendable because nothing you can do outside. Outside area you have huge trains, rockets, dinosaurs and many other things. Inside quite a lot about human history, space and universe and all the planets around us. Many things are also kept interactive and kids running from one to the other to try and see. Unfortunately most of explanations are in Korean only (Will check that out next time being home how is that done in our country). However newly installed electronic ticket booth does not offer English. That's poor. So try and error. At least the lady at the food court was speaking English quite well. Parking place available. Car entrance 5000 Won per car and entry fee for adult 4000/child above 7 for 2000 Won. From our point of view price performance ratio is excellent.
Written January 29, 2017
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