Taiwan National Science and Technology Museum
Tickets for the Taiwan National Science and Technology Museum are affordably priced, and over-65s get in free on weekdays. One of Asia’s largest science museums, the museum has 28 acres (11 hectares) of exhibition space extending up to the sixth floor and down into the basement. Don’t expect to see all of it in one go, but pick a few key areas to focus on, perhaps Taiwan signatures such as telecom development and industrial history. Most exhibits have signage in English as well as Mandarin.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Taiwan National Science and Technology Museum is a must for science fans and tech geeks and a great choice with kids.
3D movies are screened in Mandarin, with the exception of the first two shows on Sundays in March and September, which have an English soundtrack.
The museum is enormous. Wear comfortable shoes.
There are two restaurants on-site as well as an area to eat a packed lunch.
The museum has ramps, elevators, and accessible parking and bathrooms, and electric scooters and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the cloakroom. Special-needs guests are welcome, and sign-language tours can be arranged in advance.
How to Get There
The Taiwan National Science and Technology Museum is located in the Sanmin area of central Kaohsiung. It’s not on the MRT, but you can catch bus 60 from Kaohsiung Main Station or shuttle bus 28 from Houyi station (both are on the red line).
When to Get There
The Taiwan National Science and Technology Museum is closed on Mondays (with the exception of public holidays) and over Lunar New Year. On other days, it’s open from morning until late afternoon. On weekends, the museum is popular with local families, so many will want to visit during the working week, particularly those who want to try the driving simulators.
The Taiwan National Science and Technology Museum with Kids
The museum is well set up for children, with the crowd-pleasers you’d expect from science museums the world over, such as aerospace technology and power displays. Fun, interactive elements include driving simulators, the hands-on science area known as Open Sesame, and the chance to compete to solve a public-health epidemic. A nursing room and changing area are available for families with babies.
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