Seoul Science Museum’s Kids-friendly Garden with dinosaurs, spaceships, planetarium, eco-park and insectarium. A great picnic spot within Seoul Grand Park area
With the weather getting a bit cooler but still beautiful to stay outdoors especially at lunchtime and early afternoons, we decided last week-end to go on a discovery trip to the outside area of Gwacheon National Science Museum. Located within walking distance from Seoul Grand Park subway station, the park can be reached easily and quickly from the city center.
Surrounded by Gwanaksan and Cheonggyesan mountains, the park is a great spot to spend a half day in a civilized yet very natural environment full of discoveries and adventure for all the family. Start with the wonderful Dinosaur Park with seven life-sized models of dinosaurs, a little playground area and the adjacent geological park. Continue your journey to the transportation area (with exhibition of real-size electric trains) and aerospace plaza showing the first Korean space launch vehicle and a real model of the delta rocket ship.
In the middle of the park you will find the spectacular Planetarium. You have to buy a special ticket to enter but it is definitely worth the visit. There are 5 shows a day (only in Korean). Enjoy the perfect view from reclining chairs while watching the stars-constellation projection, followed by a 30 minutes movie. The screen provides a 360-degree IMAX theatre style immersion. Very impressive both for kids and parents!
Before leaving, don’t miss the Insectarium with aquatic insects, butterflies, spiders, beetles and bugs. There are many highly interactive exhibitions where children can feel and touch and observe in microscopes. If your kids are comfortable in Korean, you can register them to a free class about bugs and insects followed by butterflies and dragonflies hunting in the adjacent eco-park.
Pack you picnic if you want to enjoy the nature and beautiful grass area in the park as the outside vendors stands have only very limited choice of chips and ice-creams.
09:30am ~ 5:30pm daily
Planetarium ₩2,000 -Adults, ₩1,000 -Children
Seoul Grand Park Station, Line 4 (exit 5)
For more information about the Museum check out our last post Gwacheon National Science Museum