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National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung
(4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
National Museum of Natural Science allows curious tourists to learn more about diverse topics like dinosaurs, tropical plants, and gems and minerals. The vast complex houses six venues--an IMAX theater, a science center, a global environment hall, a life science hall, human cultures hall, and a botanical garden--with over 30 exhibit areas. Kids and adults enjoy the hands-on exhibits and a special rotating display at the science center. The botanical garden provides a great environment for a stroll and many spots for relaxation. The nearby attractions include an earthquake museum. By using our Taichung trip builder, you can arrange your visit to National Museum of Natural Science and other attractions in Taichung.
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  • Huge museum with beautiful exhibits depicting animals and teaches you about different categories such as history, science. Love the dinosaur exhibits and the life science museum. Forget about the mini...  more »
  • Nippon-Taichung station Pavilion Department, until we went by bus, on foot faced. It was raining so leisurely visit here. This is a great place to visit and children. While day and led to many local schoolchildren were touring. The historic Ali, scientific stuff a little with quite a lot. It takes time to look at all.
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  • 館內有豐富的科學與習俗讓我們體驗與吸收,適合帶大小朋友去的地方,缺點是附近車位少,就排隊停車也需要花很多時間,對館內價值,是值得去花這個找車位的時間, 
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  • Decent museum if you have children and don't use other museums such as AMNH as comparison. Exhibits are mostly labeled in Chinese so non-speakers may encounter some difficulty. Exhibits appear disorganized at times and seem out of place. Museum gift shop has a more impressive collection of fossils and geological specimens than the actual exhibits.
  • This is recommended for family or friends who are interested in science education. The fee is affordable and you could see many specific and educational exhibition on the mysteries of science. My favourite is on the exhibition introducing the local culture of Oceania inhabitants and their environment. Also, the botanical garden across the street is also favourable.
  • I have only been to the space theater. Regarding that aspect, it's a nice place to watch discovery-like short films on gigantic curved screen.
  • A great place to bring the kids. I recall that admission is free on Wednesday morning, but expect the place to be packed with kindergarteners if you're planning to come on a Wednesday. It's worth getting a family card if you're planning on coming more than twice a year. It only costs something like NT$200. The two gift shops are a good place to pick up some "edutainment" type toys and games for kids. The one at the back sells coffee and cake and some very cool-looking fossils with price tags to match. NT$1.6 million was the most expensive one I spotted!
  • The integration of science and nature within this museum area is excellent. This is one of the important reason making it famous and loved by visitors and tourists, especially for thousands and thousands of school kids. The news said that they tried to create a parking lot project here. If the parking lot is once built here, they will destroy this wonderful and excellent museum for ever. That is, the fame of this excellent educational science museum will go down deeply.