The main exhibits
The 3D moving theater
The IMAX theater
The theaters are in the basement. The IMAX space videos are a very nice introduction to the stars. At the time we visited, they were showing one about the constellations we can see from Taiwan ("Star Show"). It was a mixture of cartoon and real images. My five-year-old understood enough to come home and want to see the night sky. English translation in headphones is available.
|Part of an "archeological site" showing what our generation will leave behind.|
The main exhibit floors are spacious and really child-friendly. Children can really visualize the Earth's position in the Universe, and learn about space technology.
|Telescopes with portable stepstool so shorter kids can still use them.|
|From inside the spaceship.|
There is store on the first floor where you can pick up science books, telescopes, and space-related items. On Saturday nights, they open up the telescope so you can view the night sky.
It's stroller-friendly. Toddlers might enjoy a bit of a run through the exhibits but won't get much out of the education-side. I'd suggest taking little ones in after a run at the wonderful park next door, or having a picnic after the museum trip. I'd put suitable ages at five and up.
Address: No. 363, Jīhé Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 (臺北市士林區11160基河路363號)
English Website: http://english.tam.taipei.gov.tw/
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