Taipei Astronomical Museum | A Museum for Space Loving Kids


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Location: No. 363號, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Operating hours

  • Tue – Sun (except Sat): 9 am – 5 pm 
  • Sat: 9 am – 8 pm
  • *Museum is closed on Mondays unless it falls on a national holiday

Admission: Details in article

 

Located near the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park is the Taipei Astronomical Museum and if you can’t find it, keep an eye out for the big and bright golden dome.

Taipei Astronomical Museum

The distinctive dome, featuring more than 300 seats tilted up to face a wide curved screen, is part of the Taipei Astronomical Museum. This Dome Theatre is fitted with three different broadcasting systems, which presents you with a crystal clear view of a starry night sky, screens full-dome films and allows an immersive movie experience.

Taipei Astronomical Museum

Aside from the Dome Theatre, the museum also houses a 3D theatre which is located at the basement of the museum. You can check the shows screening at both the Dome Theatre and 3D Theatre online.

The four-story museum building is where you’ll find the exhibit halls and observatory. Sitting on the roof, the observatory has two domes—one is used for research purposes and is not open to the public, while the other is free for everyone. During special astronomical events, such as the solar and lunar eclipse, the observatory remains open for a longer time.

Taipei Astronomical Museum
Source: Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government

Spread across three floors are interactive exhibits showcasing models, pictures, astronomical charts, and much more, covering topics ranging from ancient astronomy to the solar system.

Taipei Astronomical Museum

On the first floor, you can explore the Earth and space, from learning the structure of the Earth and observing the formation of a tornado to experiencing the gyroscope trainer.

Taipei Astronomical Museum

Taipei Astronomical Museum

Second floor is all about the solar system, celestial spheres and constellations. It is also where the Kids House, an interactive exhibit, designed for kids, is at.

Taipei Astronomical Museum

Taipei Astronomical Museum

The third floor provides an insight into the galaxies, the universe, astronomy in Taiwan as well as the evolution of astronomical instruments over the years.

Taipei Astronomical Museum

Don’t wrap your trip to the Taipei Astronomical Museum up without a dark ride at the Cosmic Adventure. Traveling along a 200-meter track, the 10-minute pod ride will bring you on a journey through the solar system through the use of video, special effects and lighting.

Overall, it is a great place to explore for kids who love space and to introduce your young ones to astronomy. Please do note that the museum has minimal English information available.

Taipei Astronomical Museum - https://en.tam.gov.taipei/

Location
No. 363號, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

Operating hours
Tue – Sun (except Sat): 9 am – 5 pm
Sat: 9 am – 8 pm

Observatory
Tue – Fri: 10 am – 12 pm | 2 pm – 4 pm
Weekends additional shows: 7 pm – 9 pm

*Museum is closed on Mondays unless it falls on a national holiday

Admission
Exhibits Hall
Adult: NT$ 40
Student: NT$ 20
Preschoolers: Free

Theaters (Dome Theater & 3D Theater)
Adult: NT$ 100
Students & Preschoolers: NT$ 50

Cosmic Adventure
Adult: NT$ 70
Students & Preschoolers: NT$ 35

Photo credits Taipei Astronomical Museum

 



This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day


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