Category Archives: Exhibitions

Samsung d’light

Perfect place for all curious souls – kids and parents, techno geeks or not – who are looking for fun while playing around with interactive displays and the latest digital gadgets

Have you been to Samsung d’light since its renovation in September 2015?

Located in the same building as Samsung Electronics Headquarters, Samsung d’light is a huge showroom that showcases all the latest products made by Samsung.

정문사진

The exhibition is organized on three levels:

  • B1 Store is Samsung’s flagship experience store where you can get a hands-on experience with Samsung Electronics’ trendiest IT, mobile products and accessories.
  • 1F – Journey to finding new possibilities
    On this space of interaction you’ll have some fun to determine your type of personality while using the state-of-the-art digital technology. Take your profile picture at the entrance, get your paper magnetic wrist band and start your interactive journey!
  • 2F – Journey into the future with Samsung solutions
    On the last floor you can learn how new technologies can change our daily life.

If you are in the area you can easily spend an hour or two playing with the latest digital gadgets and experimenting virtual reality goggles. We bet that your kids will love it!


Operating hours:

Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 19:00

Closed during National holidays,
substitute holidays, Sunday, and Labor Day (May 01)

Admission free

How to get there:

11, Seocho-daero 74-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

서울특별시 서초구 서초대로74길 11 (서초동)

Gangnam Station (Line 2) Exit 8

For more information go to samsung d’light

Children’s Museum of National Museum of Korea – learn & play altogether!

Fun experience-based museum for your little ones, nested within the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan. Discover five thematic corners and enjoy the outdoor playground during the warmer season.

Children's Museum National Museum of Korea

Renovated in 2012, the Children’s Museum is a great place to visit with younger kids up to Elementary school. This is a venue where children can appreciate the history while playing games as they see with their own eyes, touch with their own hands, and feel with their own heart.

You will find five different sections to discover how people used to live in the past: Home, Pottery, Clothes, Music & Art and finally War.

All the exhibitions are accompanied with really cool features like walls with magnetic puzzles, reproduction of real artifacts or broken pieces of the old pottery and vases which the kids can try to put all together pretending to be an archaeologist or conservator. A recent addition is a scaled kiln in the pottery area. There are a few interactive games as well such as a rice-cropping challenge.

If the weather is nice, there is an amazing outside playground.

The Museum proposes additional educational programs but unfortunately they are all provided only in Korean language.

Opening hours
9:00am~6:00pm Tuesday to Sunday
Evening hours: until 9:00pm every last Wednesday of each month.
Closed : Mondays and January 1st

Admission
Free for all but entrance tickets are required from the Children’s museum Information Desk. Online pre-reservation possible (highly recommended during weekends). There are 6 regular sessions limited to 200 people.

1st Session 09:00~10:20
2ND Session 10:30~11:50
3RD Session 12:00~13:20
4TH Session 13:30~14:50
5TH Session 15:00~16:20
6TH Session 16:30~18:00

How to get there
137, Seobinggo-ro (168-6, Yongsan-dong 6-ga), Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 140-797, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2077-9000 (Korean, English)

For localisation, see Seoul Maps for Kids & Families

For more information check the Children’s museum website.

Children's Museum National Museum of Korea

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Seoul MMCA 1st Anniversary

Brand new exhibitions across Seven art galleries, Fantastic facilities and kids-friendly staff – MMCA is getting better and better each time!

MMCA Seoul - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; Seoul box; Leandro Erlich Port of reflections

Kidsfuninseoul previously published a first-impressions post about Seoul Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. That was exactly one year ago to the day. This time, we returned during one of these chilly days… brrr! The wide range of art we saw, touched, heard and interacted with, really illuminated and coloured our day!

This was fun, impressive, weird, self-questioning, beautiful, gigantic, unique. Come experience or rediscover MMCA for its 1st anniversary celebration: a highly diverse collection of art in all possible shapes and flavours including photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, sounds and videos.

What you may expect:

  • Located right in the main hall, Seoul box is the flagship space of the museum displaying huge pieces of arts. When it opened, Seoul box was displaying Do Ho Suh’s Home Within Home. Right now, you may admire the poetic, beautiful and mind-boggling art of Leandro Erlich: “Port of Reflections”. Incredible how the optical illusion is almost perfect. Kids had great fun playing and running in the black velvet room just underneath the boats.
  • Seven art galleries, currently running the following exhibitions as of December 2014: 1st Anniversary Exhibition of MMCA Seoul 《Garden》; Human, Space, Machine – Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus; MFV(MMCA Film and Video) SCINTILLATION OR DISAPPEARANCE; MMCA HYUNDAI MOTOR SERIES 2014: LEE BUL; Rebirth of Place: Expansion & Conflict of the Korean Modern Architecture; Site-specific Artwork Project 2014 <Super Nature>; MATRIX: MATHEMATICIANS _ HEART OF GOLD AND THE ABYSS.

A very lively and inspiring modern art treasure chest, MMCA is however clearly NOT a playground-style children museum. It is mostly appropriate with kids from elementary school and above with parental assistance.

Enjoy a day full of art!

Opening hours :
Closed : Mondays and January 1st
ㅇ Ticket : Until 1 hour prior to the closing time
ㅇ Museum Hours
– Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday : 10:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
– Wednesday, Saturday : 10:00 am ~ 9:00 pm(18:00~21:00 : Special exhibition is free)

Admission :
ㅇ Admission fee is charged differently according to the exhibition (currently 4,000 KRW for all exhibitions; free under 24 years old).
Please refer to the museum website for details www.mmca.go.kr/eng/
ㅇ Permanent Exhibition is free.

How to get there :
Subway:
– Next to Exit 1, Ankuk Station, Line No. 3 ~ 14 minute walk
– Next to Exit 2, Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5 ~ 17 minute walk

Parking Capacity: 384 Vehicles (Underground Level Parking Lot)
– 3,000 won for first 1 hour
– 500 won for each additional 10 minute period exceeding the first 1hours
– 25,000 won maximum daily charge(08:00~23:00)

For localization, see Seoul Maps for Kids & Families

For more information go to MMCA

MMCA Seoul - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; Bauhaus