Located in the same building as the National Science Museum, Animal Science 2011 is an exhibition about animals. All of the animals displayed in the exhibition are real. These animals once lived in the zoo or the aquarium. All of them died of natural causes or sudden death. When they died they were preserved by plastination and taxidermy.
This exhibit will run until August 28th, 2011. Special exhibit at the National Science Museum usually change every 6 months or yearly. Animal Science is educational and fun for children. They can see stuffed animals up close and learn all sorts of facts about the animals. There are video explanations for some of the animals. The exhibition is broken up into different sections such as sea mammals, amphibians, birds, felidae and bears. Towards the end of the exhibit there is the gift shop and an experience room. In the experience room children can feed, observe and touch hamsters while learning interesting facts about them. After the experience room if you head up the stairs onto the roof you can find a small outdoor exhibition. Located here are 2 old style Korean trains and an F-86D fighter plane which the Republic of Korea Airforce acquired in the 1950’s.
To make it a family day out I suggest you visit the National Science museum in the same building for an extra 1,000 won.
Link to the main site of the Animal Science Exhibition http://www.animal-science.co.kr
Opening Hours / Admission:
9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (last admission 6:30pm)
Adults: 11,000 won
Youth: 10,000 won
Elementary: 9,000 won
How to get to the National Science Museum:
Take line 4 to Hyehwa station and leave exit 4. Head straight past the cinema until you reach the museum.
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