With its futuristic exterior and expansive grounds, the Gwangju National Science Museum is worth the visit before you even enter the building. Make use of the picnic areas and outdoor play spaces before or after your visit and you could easily spend the day here.
Unfortunately on our rainy visit we had to stick to the indoor area. Although the interactive exhibits are more suited to older children our preschoolers still found plenty to explore.
The permanent hands-on exhibitions include Light, Science, and Art, Science in Living and Science for the Future. There is plenty of inspiration for children and young people to get curious about science.
On our next visit I would bring a picnic, but this rainy day we made use of the canteen. There is a large indoor eating area with the usual convenience store fare; ramyeon, boiled eggs, sausages on sticks, microwaveable rice bowls, etc,. It was good enough for us but I regret the plastic packaging! There’s also a cafe with reasonable coffee but not much to eat.
The Nitty Gritty
Open 9:30-17:30 (closed Mondays, New Years Day, Chusoek and Seollal)
Adults: 3,000won Children / Adolecents: 2,000won Under 7 / Over 65: FREE
235 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju #9 Red Bus from Gwangju Bus Terminal – U-Square.