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National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung

(4.4/5 based on 440+ 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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  • I lived by this museum when I was based in Taiwan with my family, good for a day out with the family but can become busy on the holidays. 
  • 自然科學博物館是我們帶小孩最常去的地方,辦ㄧ張恐龍卡就可ㄧ年內無限暢遊,無論是室外綠意盎然的活動空間,或是室內不僅僅是恐龍的知識,還有科學中心裡上有天文下有地理的寶庫,植物園裡壯觀的瀑布和雅馬遜大魚也是我們的最愛,到台中來這裡就對了。 
  • 假日太晚去就會沒有停車位,展覽很多元化,館內很大很適合全家出遊(館內有麥當勞),逛完館內逛館外的植物園也是很好的規劃行程喔!!!館內有分其他國家語音介紹喔!!也很適合國外旅客參觀的地點,全家大小適合玩整天的地點,非常適合親子共遊學習,佔地寬廣,環境優美。也可以到鄰近的綠園道和金典廣場、sogo百貨吃飯逛街 
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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.