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.
First floor displays introduce ancient astronomy, the Earth, and space and science technologies. On the second floor, visitors can learn more about celestial spheres and constellations and the solar system. And telescopes, observatories the exhibits on the stars, the Milky Way and galaxies are located on the third floor. PDA guide services are also available. The top floor is occupied by two observatories and a radio telescope. The second observatory is open during the day and on Saturday nights from 19:00 to 21:00. It is also open during solar and lunar eclipses, the Chinese Valentines Day (the seventh day of the seventh lunar month), Mid-Autumn Festival, and other special astronomical days.
- Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities 101 Highlights
- Guiding Service
- Family、Campus teaching
- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Phone Number
- No.363, Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Services & Facilities
- Lost and found
- Broadcast Service
Great place to adorns a rainy dayLots of fun and very cheap for the quality. A great place to spend time with your family of you have an afternoon that your want to spend inside. Highly recommend the "ride" on the 4th floor and the VR games.
Hong Kong, China
Ancient AstronomyLet’s face it, visiting a relatively old astronomy museum isn’t what we want even though ancient astronomy can date back in light years. Just wish that it is more modern than what we would have expected. The locker, for instance, is so old that I can’t open it after storing my backpack there.
Very nice!Was really an interesting museum. You can even look through the big telescope in the observatory.... very cool! I became a 50 year old kid again doing that (new experience for me) My 8 year old son had a ball. Highly recommend for a couple of hours, especially with kids.
A must see for science enthusiastsThe permanent exhibits and interactive areas are very well made, and they have very understandable explanations for people of all ages. Every child and adult should be able to find out more about the universe that we live in to appreciate the magnificence of nature, and the scope of what humans have been able to discover so far. Very recommendable.
Good Museum, specially the show at INOXThe museum is ok, but the show at INOX that narrates the journey of space is amazing. For all those who do not understand Chinese, the top 3 rows offer headphones that are located under the hand rest, we accidentally found them after half the show was over. Access to some part is free for public.
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