Taipei Astronomical Museum

Attraction No. 363, Jihe Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
02:30 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Educational
Entertainment
Family
Kids Friendly
Landmark
Museum
Observation Deck
Activity
Must see
Kids
1.30 USD

Taipei Astronomical Museum is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Taipei Astronomical Museum (Chinese: 臺北市立天文科學教育館; pinyin: Táiběishìlì Tiānwén Kēxué Jiàoyùguǎn) is a museum in Shilin District of Taipei, Taiwan.

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Why Taipei Astronomical Museum is special ?

The Taipei Astronomical Museum (Chinese: 臺北市立天文科學教育館; pinyin: Táiběishìlì Tiānwén Kēxué Jiàoyùguǎn) is a museum in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan.


The museum took over the responsibilities of the Taipei City Observatory. The dome at the museum consists of geometrically identical pieces.


The Taipei Astronomical Museum is the place to go in Taipei to learn more about the mysteries of the universe. The museum boasts Asia's biggest planetarium. Housed under a striking 35-meter diameter golden dome, the planetarium can seat 325 people and performs its wizardry over a 180-degree semicircular screen with the help of an IMAX projector and ZEISS planetarium system. Seats are inclined at 25~30 degrees to make you feel as if you are up with the stars.


Source: http://www.travel.taipei

What to explore at Taipei Astronomical Museum?

Observatory – Free entrance

There are 5 parts to the museum including the Exhibits Hall, IMAX Theater, 3D Theater, Cosmic Adventure and an Observatory on the rooftop. The observatory is split into 2 domes, 1st dome has a 45-cm Cassegrain reflector with higher resolution power, which is only available for astronomy research and teaching purposes. 2nd dome, which is open to public, has a 20-cm Coude refractor. Visitors can view celestial objects with their own eyes, exploring the space and find out what is really out there in our universe.

Exhibit Hall – Adults TWD 40 , Child TWD 20

The exhibition area covers 3 floors, displaying over 180 models, pictures and descriptions. This is also known as the largest astronomical display in the whole world. With the total area of 6,000 square meters, the exhibition hall is divided into 9 themes such as Ancient Astronomy, Space technology, Solar system, Rainbow corridor, The galaxies, Star area, Cosmology and so on.

IMAX Theater – Adults TWD 100, Child TWD 50

The IMAX Theater locates inside a large, golden, half-spherical building. It has a capacity of 304 with a 25-meter diameter with seats inclined at a 30-degree angle. In addition to the IMAX fisheye-lens projector, the Zeiss planetarium system is installed in the theater. Showing over 8900 stars which awakening the mystery of a starry night. Also films related to Astronomy, space technology and nature sciences are also on show for visitors to enjoy.

3D Theater - Adults TWD 100, Child TWD 50

The 3D theater is located in the basement of the museum. With interior devised with 70mm 3D projectors along with a large screen, the theater has a height of 10 meters and a capacity of 208 seats. Using complicated methods of projection and reflection to create parallax to allow visitors a 3D vision.

Cosmic Adventure – ALL TWD 70

The Cosmic Adventure is the first dark ride system used for educational purposes in any astronomical museum in the world. The ride system is 200m long with 10 minutes of exploration through the cosmos. The ride will allow visitors to experience the cosmos in a 3D live environment with special effects and audio/visual equipments. This unique dark ride will take visitors from Earth through the solar system, the Milky Way, and travel into galaxies far away before returning to Earth again.

Source: http://www.travelking.com.tw

How to get to Taipei Astronomical Museum?

Driving Directions:

Take the Chungching N. Rd. Freeway: Exit on Chungching N. Rd.→Pailing Bridge-Chungcheng Rd.→Jihe Rd. (No. 363)

Take the Sungkiang Rd. Freeway: Exit Minzu E. Rd.→ Jhongshan N. Rd.→MRT Jiantan stop→Jihe Rd. (No. 363)

Transportation:

MRT

Red line (Tamshui line): get off at Jiantan stop, Shilin stop or Zhishan stop and walk about 20 minutes. Shuttle Bus: Red 12 (pass MRT shilin stop) 4, Red 30 (pass MRT Jiantan stop)

Bus

the following stops are within walking distance to the museum: The Administration Center of Shihlin , Yangming Senior High School, Traffic Control Station in Northern Area, Guanghua Cinema, Shihlin and Jiantan.

Source: http://en.tam.gov.taipei/

Selling points

  • Neat place to learn astronomy
  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Fun museum and great value for money
  • Great place for family with kids
  • Good for kid's development
  • Neat place to learn astronomy
  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Fun museum and great value for money
  • Great place for family with kids
  • Good for kid's development
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
567.12 USD
Total travel distance
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No. 363, Jihe Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

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  • Disabled person and one accompanying person; Others eligible for free entrance, as announced by Taipei Astronomical Museum.
    Free
  • Disabled person and one accompanying person; Others eligible for free entrance, as announced by Taipei Astronomical Museum.
    Free
  • On Saturday, it is opened from 09:00-20:00
    Timming
  • On Saturday, it is opened from 09:00-20:00
    Timming
  • Be warned that many displays and presentations are in Chinese only. You can go with your guide to understand more.
    Other
  • Be warned that many displays and presentations are in Chinese only. You can go with your guide to understand more.
    Other
  • To get more detailed information, you should visit the official website.
    Experience
  • To get more detailed information, you should visit the official website.
    Experience
  • A large carpark available for tourist coaches. Underground floors 1 and 2 have 239 spaces available for other vehicles (costs are charged)
    Parking
  • A large carpark available for tourist coaches. Underground floors 1 and 2 have 239 spaces available for other vehicles (costs are charged)
    Parking
  • Minimum of 30 people for group reservation. Reservation must be made 10 days before date of visit. The earliest reservation can be made 2 months before visit.
    Reservation
  • Minimum of 30 people for group reservation. Reservation must be made 10 days before date of visit. The earliest reservation can be made 2 months before visit.
    Reservation

Reviews

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If you had kids interested in astronomy, this is a good place to spend around 2 hours of quality family time. Easy to access as the bus stop right in front of the museum (you can opt to continue to teh National Science Museum as well) Entrance is free to the gallery but you need to pay a small token to join any shows/special display. We opt to just visit the gallery (3 floors) and the kids were excited and happy playing with the many equipment and displays. A small cafeteria to grab some snacks so we ventured outside (back of the Museum) but only came across a small shop selling noodles.

TripAdvisor View more

This museum has well designed exhibits, and really explains everything quite nicely in both Chinese and English. You'll learn a lot with a self-guided tour, but we managed to join a docent-led tour for kids, which was really fantastic. The docent had an excellent sense of humor, and that kept the kids super entertained while learning the facts. You can easily spend a couple of hours here, but because the National Taiwan Science Education Center (see my review) is right across the street, I would recommend spending a full day between the two museums to get the most out of it.

TripAdvisor View more

If you had kids interested in astronomy, this is a good place to spend around 2 hours of quality family time. Easy to access as the bus stop right in front of the museum (you can opt to continue to teh National Science Museum as well) Entrance is free to the gallery but you need to pay a small token to join any shows/special display. We opt to just visit the gallery (3 floors) and the kids were excited and happy playing with the many equipment and displays. A small cafeteria to grab some snacks so we ventured outside (back of the Museum) but only came across a small shop selling noodles.

TripAdvisor View more

This museum has well designed exhibits, and really explains everything quite nicely in both Chinese and English. You'll learn a lot with a self-guided tour, but we managed to join a docent-led tour for kids, which was really fantastic. The docent had an excellent sense of humor, and that kept the kids super entertained while learning the facts. You can easily spend a couple of hours here, but because the National Taiwan Science Education Center (see my review) is right across the street, I would recommend spending a full day between the two museums to get the most out of it.

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