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Industrial development in Taiwan comes to life at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, which also aims to engage kids in educational interactive activities. A replica of an armillary sphere attracts visitors at the front of the building. The site hosts permanent exhibitions, as well as temporary ones. Go to the earthquake chamber to feel the shaking and rocking of strong earthquakes, or visit the medical section to see how nerves react to pain. Make National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung a centerpiece of your Kaohsiung vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kaohsiung online attractions planner.
National Science and Technology Museum reviews
The museum is big with lots of exhibits but many of them aren't working properly. It is also an expensive place to visit with kids as the entry fee doesn't cover any of the interactive displays which.... more »
This was one of the better science and technology museums we have been to. My personal favourites here were the galleries dedeicated to the history of telecommunications in Taiwan, and the industrial.... more »
Kaohsiung's National Science & Technology museum is easily accessible by bike, car, taxi, Uber, or the train. Parking is very limited, so definitely consider a public transit option if you can. Once you arrive, the center is surrounded by a lovely park, with nice shade. Inside, after a nominal admission (NT$100), there are multiple floors of exhibits and theatres to entertain for hours. Most exhibits have some English text, but most are only spoken in Chinese. But that didn't stop me from playing the many interactive stations. There is a massive 6 story slide that every small child will want to try. It will take your family several visits to see and do all that the NSTM has to offer.
I don't like to go to the museum, but I've changed my idea when I visited here because museum here is alive. There are so many parts of the museum for visitors to participate the activities, sounds like learning by doing. Theories are not theories anymore. The best part that I loved the most were 2 parts, earthquake situation and be a pilot. Even there are some parts to be charged, but it's worth to pay. From TRA Science and technology station around 5 mins by walking. Great place for family.
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