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Visitor Information


The National Science Museum is opens Tuesday to Sunday and holiday Mondays from 9.30am – 5.30pm(Last Admission 5.00 pm)

Closed on Mondays

Closed Days in 2024: January 1st(New Year’s Day), February 10th (Lunar New Year’s Day), September 17th(Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Open on Legal Holidays(Substitute Holiday)
※ BUT, if a legal holiday is on Monday, the museum is closed the following day.

Opening/Closing Days

Opening Days in 2024 Closing Days in 2024
OPEN on the following
legal holidays
OPEN on the following
mondays as an exception
Regularly Closed on Mondays
(with a few exceptions)
Exceptionally CLOSED Days
  • March 1st / Fri
    (Independence Movement Day)
  • May 15th / Wed
    (Buddha’s Birthday)
  • June 6th / Thu
    (Memorial Day)
  • August 15th / Thu
    (Korean Independence Day)
  • October 3th/ Thu
    (National Foundation Day of Korea)
  • October 9th/ Wed
    (Korean Alphabet Day)
  • December 25th/ Wed
  • February 12th /Mon
    (Monday during Lunar New Year’s Holiday Period)
  • April 15th /Mon
    (Monday during Science Week)
  • May 6th /Mon
    (Monday during Children's Day Alternative Holiday)
  • September 16th /Mon
    (Monday during Korean Thanksgiving Day’s Holiday Period)
※ In the case that legal holidays(substitute holiday) fall on Mondays, the museum will be closed on the following days(Tuesdays)
  • January 10st /Sat
    (New Year’s Day)
  • January 13st /Tue
    (Lunar New Year’s Day)
  • May 7th / Wed
    (Children's Day Alternative Holiday)
  • September 17th /Tue
    (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
  • September 19th /Thu
    (Korean Thanksgiving Day Alternative Holiday)

Please note

  • The museum prohibits shoes with wheels as they cause a safety hazard.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the museum.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, etc are not allowed inside the museum.
  • Pets are not allowed entry except for a certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.
  • Food is prohibited inside the museum building.
  • Any sort of behaviour that may damage or alter the exhibition is prohibited.
  • Excessive noise and harmful actions to other visitors are strictly prohibited.
  • The lost and found is located at the general information center, and lost items are kept at the museum for 3 months.

Admission Prices

  • In exception to the listed exhibitions below, the National Science Museum admission is free.
  • Paid exhibitions can be booked on our online homepage.
division Science Discovery Center Planetarium KkumAty Hall
Single Group
(20 persons or more)
Single Group
(20 persons or more)
Single Group
(20 persons or more)
(Ages 20 and up)
and Senior Citizens
KRW2,000 KRW1,000 KRW2,000 KRW1,000 KRW2,000 KRW2,000
Students and
(Ages 8~19)
KRW1,000 KRW500 KRW1,000 KRW500 No Admittance
(Ages 4~7)
KRW1,000 KRW500 KRW1,000 KRW500 KRW1,000 KRW500
(Ages 1~3)
Free Access Unavailable KRW1,000 KRW500

Receive 50% off admissions on “Culture Day,” the last Wednesday of every month. (Membership discounts cannot be applied)

Exhibition Run Time

Category Admission Run Time Number of People
Science Technology Hall Free 90 mins plus Unlimited
Natural History Hall Free 60 mins 600
Human Evolution Hall Free 40 mins 100
Science Discovery Center Paid 유료 120 mins 300/session
Planetarium Paid 유료 40 mins 160/session
Biosphere Free 40 mins 200
Outdoor Exhibits Free 30 mins Unlimited
Future Tech Free 40 mins 300/first~second floor
KkumAty Paid 유료 110 mins 120/session
paid 유료 40 mins 12 persons per time slot
(3 times a day)
Children’s Museum Free 90 or 110 mins 250 persons per time slot
(3 times a day)

※ The listed times for the free exhibitions are simply a calculated average, real times can be different according to each individual.

Parking Lot Regulations

  • Parking lot for visitors are only for visitors/guests for museums
    (Screening is conducted on unpermitted others)
  • Opening hours of visitors’ parking lot: 09:00~18:00(from 30 minutes before museum openings up to 30 minutes after its closing)
  • Parking fee is charged by the parking time
Category Fee
All types of vehicles KRW 3,000(first 5hours)
KRW500(per extra 30min)
Compact cars, eco-friendly cars 50% discount
Vehicles with disabled parking permits Free
People of National Merit
Paying Participants of an Educational Program(Only programs run by NSM)
  • No free parking with no exceptions(including New Year’s Day[Jan 1st], Korean Thanksgiving Day and Lunar New Year’s Day)
  • Parking fee is charged for total stay time of cars
    (from the point of entry to exit)
  • No parking fee is charged if cars exit within 30 minutes from the entry
  • 10 Times penalty to the original fees is imposed in the case of parking fee evasion.

How to Find us


Get off at National Science Museum station and walk 100m towards the ticket office


Transfer to bus from Government Complex Daejeon Station or take taxi

  • Bus Transfer : Use Government Complex Daejeon Station Exit 3 and take the 301, 318, 604 bus from the Dunsan Police Station bus stop
  • Taxi : From Government Complex Daejeon Station Exit 3, take a taxi (total distance: 2km, estimated time 5 minutes, approx. 4,000KRW taxi fare)


Daejeon Train Station

  • Subway→ Bus Transfer: Daejeon Station → take bus 301, 318, or 604 at Government Complex No.3 Exit (Dunsan Police Station Stop)
  • Subway→ Taxi Transfer: Daejeon Station → take taxi at Government Complex No.3 Exit (Total Distance: 2Km, Travel Time: 5 min, Fee: Approx. 3000 Won)

South Daejeon station (Honam Line)

  • Subway→ Bus Transfer: Oryong Station → take bus 301, 318, or 604 at Government Complex No.3 Exit (Dunsan Police Station Stop)
  • Bus: Take bus 318 ( Get on the South Daejeon Station Entrance Stop and get off at Expo-Park Stop)


Information +82-42-601-7987