Video Guide Of National, Science and Technology Museum
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A new landmark for technology and humanity
An artistic feast of science and technology
A journey of exploration and discovery
Scientific Lifehood Artistic Cultural
Science education brought to life through dynamic exhibits
For somebody who has never been to our museum before, the first point of contact will naturally be one of our ticket-selling staff. What most members of the public who come to the museum want to know is what special exhibitions they can see today. Or they want to know what kinds of exhibits we have on display. Or else they ask about our multimedia movie theater.
Hello, this is the National Science and Technology Museum.(NSTM)
Information Desk: General information, audio tour rentals, lost and found, gold card applications, student ISIC card applications.
Tour guides in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Hakka and English are available, please reserve in advance.
It is important to consider visiting groups as a whole. With groups of elderly people, for example, you have to be mindful of their physical strength. With young people, however, you need to move through the museum much more slowly. In addition, we have to be more safety conscious about the use of public facilities.
For a museum, it is important to combine the technological, aspect being exhibited, whatever it maybe, with culture and art, and to present a holistic display, because this is the only way that visitors will be able to get what they want out of the museum.
In this exhibition, you can see Franklin flying a kite. But if you were to fly a kite during a real thunderstorm, you might be electrocuted. At our museum we set up a demonstration to let you feel what it's like to be electrocuted. We may also explain the difference between lightning and static electricity. Then you will have experienced and seen it for yourself. I think this is the most special feature of education at the museum.
To meet the needs of a more diversified society, we have completely rethought the theme of our displays. For example, we now have a large and integrated exhibition The Electronic World, which has brought together all our existing displays concerning electricity in one room. The application of computers, electronics, electrical appliances and electricity are all on display in the exhibition. In this way , the public can completely understand, the whole picture of electricity in one exhibition, gaining greater knowledge about everything pertaining to electricity.
What we are proudest of is that the museum has some very important acquisitions. This old machine for husking rice, for example, is made completely of wood. People today eat a lot of rice, but they probably have no idea how that rice is processed. However, machines like this can tell us how our ancestors husked rice all those years ago.
Children's Science Center
Children can happily explore the mysteries of science in the Land of Building Blocks, Land of the Giants and the Land of Lilliput.
We offer many kinds of educational program at the moment. On weekends and holidays we have special hands-on activities. On weekdays, that is Tuesday to Friday, we are open to pre-arranged visits by school groups, which can take a special tour of the museum, we have called Play-As-You-Learn. It's not a problem even if there are more than two hundred of you. We can also set up a series of challenges. Actually, as part of the challenges, the students actually learn a lot about science and technology. So, by having fun and doing things for themselves, the children actually experience something different at each challenge.
Since 1997, the museum had held numerous themed displays, average 776 science education activities and 1,094,624 visitors a year.
2004 Temporary Exhibition: The Science of Sport.
We have an innovative scheme within the museum. We have established a database of experts together with a number of colleges. This is because we have a really large number of exhibits, each one requiring a high degree of expert knowledge. So we asked several professors whether they were willing to be responsible for a particular exhibition. This exhibition corresponded to their own area of academic expertise. If the public has any abstruse questions that we are unable to answer ourselves, we can then go through the database to help us find the answer to the more academic questions.
2004 Temporary Exhibition: The Return of Sherlock Holmes: The advance of Forensic Science
The things the public are most interested in are those that they encounter in their daily lives. They may have many questions about the latest news item. So what they are interested in depends on the point of time and what they themselves find to be interesting.
Mitigation of Natural Hazards Exhibition
The thinking behind our Long Live Taiwan exhibition is that although the museum is becoming more international in outlook, the starting point for an international outlook actually begins on our own soil. For example, Mitigation of Natural Hazards and the Utilization of Water Resources are important exhibitions with a local bias. However, we have now brought them together in the hope that the public can gain a more complete understanding of this ideas presented in this exhibition.
Our newest exhibition is called The Cheshire Cat. It uses the principle of optics to allow the operator to interact with this mirror. Our work is at present focused on presenting a brand new visual experience to the public.
IMAX® 3D Theater
15P/70mm films for the giant and high quality resolution.
24 frames per second projected horizontally in a wave-like manner through the projector.
Our movie theater uses the IMAX system. There are only four IMAX theaters in Taiwan. Our theater is different because it is 3D, whereas the others are all 2D. So if you want to watch a 3D movie, you have to come to our theater.
The difference between 3D and 2D movies is that 3D movies need two projectors running simultaneously in order to project a 3D image. 2D movies don't need this, but our 3D theater can also show 2D movies. Most people who go abroad probably pay a visit to this kind of theater in order countries, but we actually have a 3D theater here in Taiwan. Our movies are also packed with information, which means our theater is more like a classroom where you learn while watching a movie.
The research and preservation of industrial heritage in Taiwan
The South Complex has an area of 5,443 m² Audio Visual Library, Research Center, International Conference Rooms, Lecture Rooms, Collection Storage.
The Audio-Visual Library is located in the South Complex. Provides books and periodicals related to museum, science and STS studies. A current collection of over 28,000 books can accommodate 120 readers. An area of 2041 m²
Collections and Research Division: Collection Storage
A science and technology museum is very different from an art gallery or a history museum in that it's exhibits come from a factory, of from industry, or are things we can actually fine in our daily lives.
Horizontal Plate Camera
Secondary Prototype Metre
Conservation of surveying instruments
A spider's web
The representation of cross-hairs techniques.
Conservation of Paper Matrix
Our hope is to be able to collect together all the threads of Taiwan's industrial past, and by so doing we can start to tell its many stories. Every object has its own life story. Through these heart-rending stories we can learn the true nature of the development of Taiwan's industrial past.
A museum integrating knowledge and relaxation.
The NSTM is situated in the former No.6 Park in Kaohsiung. The site was originally used as a park, so we have to ensure the maintenance of the park as well as our hardware and exhibits. So nobody really tells us if we're doing a good job; but if we do a bad job, then our visitors will tell us about it! So the expectation that I have of my colleagues is that they maintain both diligence and perseverance when they carry out their work.
Wireless web access within the museum area.
From the first time we meet a member of the public, my hope is that we can sell our museum to them and completely satisfy all of their requirements.
Actually, reputation is the most important thing. We hope that a visit to our museum will be a memorable experience. We also hope that people will leave the museum with smiles on their faces.
We use lots of different methods, including some hi-tech techniques, to display our exhibits. In this way the public can understand scientific principles more clearly.
To be honest, a museum doesn't just collect old things. It collects historical memories from a life shared by each and every one of us. I think the most important aspect of technology education can be summed up as follows: people come into the museum with a head full of question marks and leave with a head full of exclamation marks. This shows that they have learned something.
From Kaohsiung Train Station
Front Exit ¡V Please take bus #60 at Jianguo Rd.
Rear Exit ¡V Please take bus #73 at Jiouru Rd.
Southbound Highway 1 : Take the Jiouru Rd. exit turn right into Jiouru Rd. and the museum is about 1200m away on your right side.
Take an airport trunk bus from the Kaohsiung International Airport to the Kaohsiung Train Station, change bus #60 to get to the museum.
Exhibition Opening Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Closed on Monday, Chinese New Year's Day and Eve (Closed on Monday but during public holidays)
Audio-Visual Library Opening Hours
Sunday to Saturday ( 7 days a week)
(Occasional closing for stock checking, please see separate announcement)