If you have trouble finding proper destination for weekends with kids,
museum tour can be an answer. Here are 5 museums for you and your children.
Incheon Children Science Museum
This museum is a place where kids can understand and learn basic principle of science based on play and experiences. Every session requires reservations in advance.
The main facilities as follows: on the first floor, special exhibition room and a science library; on the second, rainbow village, human-body village, secret village, and 4-d visual room; on third floor, earth village, urban village and secret village; and outdoor performance zone in rooftop. Most of them are experience-based one, so that children can have a feeling of being in an amusement park.
Location: 21 Bangchuk-ro Gyeyang-gu, Incheon
Website : http://www.icsmuseum.go.kr
Incheon Open Port Museum
Relics between opening port in 1883 and the beginning of Japanese colonization in 1910 are on display in the Museum. Visitors can see various shapes of modern Incheon since the opening port. One of the modern heritages, Japanese First Bank Incheon Branch was turned into the museum. It has been designated the city’s tangible cultural asset No. 7.
It has 4 exhibition rooms – the first room is for display of opening port and modern culture; the second room for Gyeongin Railroad and the History of Korean railroad; the third, the landscape of opening period; and the fourth, the Incheon Mint and financial institutes. Through the modern products, visitors can know the modern history.
Location: 23beon-gil 89, Sinpo-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
Website : http://www.icjgss.or.kr/open_port
National Institute of Biological Resources
The institute displays creatures living in the Korean peninsula. The life-size specimens looks to come to life at moment.
In its first exhibition room, species of the peninsula are on display; in the second, samples for eco-systems; in the third, biological resources; and in Gotjawal Ecology Center, plants in warm temperature zones. In a room for interactive activities, living creatures are on display, and classes are held to meet children’s standard.
Location: 42 Hwangyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon
Website : http://www.nibr.go.kr
Jjajangmyeon Museum (Gonghwachun)
Jjangjangmyeon, everyone’s favorite! There is Jjajangmyeon Museum in Chinatown, Incheon. It shows the history and culture of the noodle.
Each exhibition room has its own content: in the first one, the history of overseas Chinese and jjangjangmyeon; in the second, the birth of jjangjangmyeon; in the third, the dining hall of Gonghwachun in 1930s, and in the fourth, the prime time of the noodle. The noodle as an icon of today’s culture is showed in the fifth room, and the kitchen of Gonghwachun is reproduced in the sixth. Visitors can feel the joys and sorrows of a bowl of jjangjangmyeon with their kids.
Location: 56-14 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
Website : http://www.icjgss.or.kr/jajangmyeon
Ganghwa Natural History Museum
The Museum exhibits from the birth of the solar system to various minerals and creatures forming the earth. It is a place to look and experience the history of the earth.
Through the main themes – the birth of the earth and environment, a variety of lives, the expansion of habitats, and the appearance of humans, visitors can interestingly learn the history of the earth. It also presents various samples of minerals and organisms. Visitors can touch meteors in person. It gives you a good opportunity to explore the earth with children.
Location: 994-33 Ganghwa-daero, Hajeom-meon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
Website : http://museum.ganghwa.go.kr