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The Biosphere provides an opportunity to observe over 200 species of plants living in the Souther Coast of Korea. Enjoy a fun and restful learning experience with your family through an outdoor ecology learning center, a bamboo garden, a mud path and a dinosaur playground.


9:30am ~ 5:50pm

Biological Research Center Commentary Programs

  • Closed only on Mondays
  • Expected Tour Duration: less than 30 mins / 5 ~ 20 persons
  • How to Book: Online Booking (but, general docent service booking is only available on-site.

Timetable of Commentary

Thematic Docent Service
Time Slots Themes Tour Duration/
General Docent
11:00 General guide over the hall, mostly about evergreen plants witnessed over south coasts and islands in Korea less than 30 mins
(Elementary School Age or Older/
5 ~ 20 persons)
Thematic Docent
(only on weekdays)
14:00 Rare plants

* Themes can defer from time to time

Main xhibitionn

  • 1. Dwarf Plants

    At the entrance, there are vines like stauntonia, hybrid broad-leaf olive, pepper and native plants like Jeju cymbidium orchids, Goering’s cymbidium. You can also find trees like waxberry, camellia, irregular-steak newlitse, camphor, Japanese evergreens, and other ferns like evergreens, spleenwort, and bracken.

  • 2. Wetland Life

    Water plants are largely put into 4 categories, plants that grow out of the water at the edge of the lake, plants that grow underwater, plants that extend their leaves out of the water and plants that and plants that float above the water. These vascular plants are called hydrophytes. In this exhibit, there are various types of ferns and insectivorous plants.

    • Wetland Life
  • 3. Herbs

    Holly osmanthus, Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus, Sweet osmanthus, Daphne Kiusiana, Cinnamomum japonicum Siebold and other souther region herbs can be observed.

    • Herbs
  • 4. Cacti

    Located on the second floor is the cactic exhibit. To help youth and visitors understand the types of cactic and to develop an interest in natural wildlife, a 80 year old Golden Barrel Cactus along with other 70 types of colorful cacti are on display.

  • 5. Ecology Learning Center

    Wild plant that grows in Korea like various wild flowers, tyrannosaurus and stegasaurus-like silicified wood, and 20 types of rock specimen are on displayed. There is also an insect themed photo zone and a playground with dinosaurs.