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Gangwon-do Forestry Museum (강원도 산림박물관)

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum (강원도 산림박물관)

2249     2021-04-16

24, Hwamogwon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-248-6685

Gangwon-do Forestry Museum, located within the Gangwon Provincial Botanic Garden, is the nation's first space dedicated to forests. It serves as a cultural space for people to draw nearer to nature, as well as creates new forest culture spaces. Divided into four exhibition rooms, visitors can see research tools and methods used by foresters. In January 2004, a 4D experience video room was opened, giving a message on the importance of the forest and environment on our lives.

* Opened October 31, 2002

The Korean War Exhibition Hall (6.25 전쟁체험전시관)

The Korean War Exhibition Hall (6.25 전쟁체험전시관)

2025     2021-04-16

481, Geumgangsan-ro, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-682-0088

The Korean War Experience Hall, located next to the Unification Observatory, offers lessons learned through the tragedy of civil war and provides hopes for a peaceful reunification and harmony in the homeland. Visitors can get a deeper understanding of the Korean War and the hardships it led to through videos, materials, and relics on display in this hall.

Seongnam Arts Center (성남아트센터)

Seongnam Arts Center (성남아트센터)

29569     2021-04-16

808, Seongnam-daero, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-783-8000

Opened on October 14, 2005 by Seongnam Cultural Foundation, Seongnam Art Center is oriented towards cutting-edge performance and exhibition art, and serves as a local-friendly cultural site. The art center operates three performance halls (Opera House, Concert Hall, and Ensemble Theater) and three exhibition halls (Cube Art Gallery & Gallery 808, Bandal Gallery, Permanent Gallery). The center has hosted a variety of cultural events, from Korea's first introduced performances, Seongnam's original performances, self-produced works, region-friendly programs and other creative cultural contents. In addition, the art center operates diverse facilities such as Seongnam Media Center, Central Park Outdoor Performance Hall, Book Theme Park, International Musical Instrument Exhibition Hall and others for the community's enjoyment. Its varied projects support culture and art, including Sarangbang Culture Club which became a famous cultural brand representing Seongnam and established the foundation to communicate and enjoy cultural arts. Anyone can participate in the creative education program at Seongnam Media Center and Academy.

Arko Arts Theater (아르코예술극장)

Arko Arts Theater (아르코예술극장)

16270     2021-04-15

7, Daehak-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3668-0007

Opened on April 1, 1981, Arko Arts Theater’s mission statement is to “boost performance art, obtain performance space to promote its popularity among the public, and support stages to pure art organizations facing financial difficulties." As the center of performance art, the theater also began to attract a slew of small theaters and has played a pivotal role in promoting performance art and populating Dongsung-dong with artists. The theater offers a large hall, small hall, multipurpose studio space, and practice room.

Goseong Dinosaur Museum (고성 공룡박물관)

Goseong Dinosaur Museum (고성 공룡박물관)

36570     2021-04-15

618, Jaranman-ro, Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-670-4451

Goseong Dinosaur Museum, located in Sangjogam County Park, is Korea’s first dinosaur museum. It was built next to one of the world’s largest dinosaur footprint fossil sites and opened to the public on November 9, 2004. Located in the center of the beautiful Sangjogam area, the museum is a tourist attraction that showcases both major dinosaur footprints as well as breathtaking scenery. The four-story building offers five exhibition halls and other special-purpose rooms such as a film room.

Total Museum (토탈미술관)

Total Museum (토탈미술관)

9252     2021-04-15

8, Pyeongchang 32-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-379-7037

The Total Museum is a branch of Jangheung Art Park (formerly “Total Outdoor Museum”) that opened near Bukhansan Mountain in April 1992. It houses facilities such as an art academy, library, art shop, and outdoor performance stage. In addition to exhibitions, the museum holds a variety of art and culture programs like musical concerts, events, lectures, and seminars. In particular, the members-only educational programs and gallery concerts provide a chance to enjoy high-quality cultural events.

Football Faentasium (풋볼 팬타지움)

Football Faentasium (풋볼 팬타지움)

5036     2021-04-15

240, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-305-2002

Football Faentasium is the first soccer-themed experience museum in Korea, founded by the Korea Football Association. The museum uses the lastest in IT for exciting displays, experiences, educational lessons, and more for a facility more like a theme park than a museum. The name comes from a mix of the words fan, fantasy, museum, and stadium.

Kumho Art Hall (금호아트홀)

Kumho Art Hall (금호아트홀)

11278     2021-04-13

76, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-6303-1977

Kumho Art Hall was built in 2000 exclusively for classical music concerts, with 390 seats, the perfect structure for chamber concerts. All seats are recital hall chairs and the wide spacing between rows of chairs helps the audience to have a pleasant time. Once you enter the theater, your cell phones will turn off automatically. This will help you to enjoy the concert without being interrupted by ringing cell phones. The interior is cozy and luxurious, and the stage is made of maple.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon [MMCA Gwacheon] (국립현대미술관 (과천관))

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon [MMCA Gwacheon] (국립현대미술관 (과천관))

52281     2021-04-13

313, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-2-2188-6000

Located in beautiful Gwacheon, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon displays works by Korean and international modern artists, as well as works by contemporary artists currently making waves in the art world. As well as its permanent collection, the museum generally presents several special exhibitions. The museum also provide various programs and events for visitors to enjoy.

Geological Museum (지질박물관)

Geological Museum (지질박물관)

13225     2021-04-13

124, Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
+82-42-868-3798

The Geological Museum located in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon-si, is the nation’s first comprehensive museum dedicated to geology. The museum, established in 2001, operate with the goal of promoting public understanding and support of the field of geology, offering geology-related movies/videos, lectures and diverse hands-on experience programs. There is even a geology specimen center where samples are preserved for use by researchers.

Provisional Capital Memorial Hall (임시수도기념관)

4217     2021-04-16

45, Imsisudoginyeom-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
+82-51-231-6345

The Provisional Capital Memorial Hall was established on June 25, 1984. The memorial hall is significant for its role as the provisional government during the Korean War. The memorial hall was built in 1926 and it was used as the residence for the province governor of Gyeongsangnam-do. When the Korean War began in 1950, the building was repurposed to serve as the provisional government of Korea. Currently, the memorial hall is a great place to learn about Korean history because it contains the historical scenes of the provisional government during the Korean War. It contains exhibitions from the Korean War that display the everyday lives of civilians as well as the political, economic, and cultural aspects of the city of Busan.

Gyeonggi Childrens Museum (경기도어린이박물관)

9919     2021-04-15

6, Sanggal-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-270-8600

Gyeonggi Children’s Museum was Korea's first experiential museum built specifically for children. It offers interactive exhibits and educational programs, attracting children to participate in person and feel the joy of learning. Children can choose what they'd like to study based on their individual interests, as well as learn various themes and concepts that help improve their imagination and creativity.

* Opening Date: September 26, 2011