It is a science park created to utilize the facilities and grounds after the 1993 Daejeon EXPO as a science education space for citizens. It has many attractions including a simulation theatre, where the chairs move with the movie, electrical energy pavilion and others. At Hanbit Tower, which is the symbolic tower of EXPO Science Park, you can overlook major regions of Daejeon city. The first observatory has a unique knotted circular shape that resembles a space station. Many visitors come to the science park that is a playground of children to develop their imagination. Also, Daejeon EXPO Memorial hall and World EXPO Memorial museum, opened recently, display over 5,000 precious mementos including the world’s first all nations flag scarf from Queen Victoria.
The National Science Museum is an educational place and it includes a regular exhibition hall, a special exhibition hall, a research management hall, a celestial hall, a movie theater, an audio visual hall, and a computer room. This is the largest 23m dome celestial hall in South Korea, a place to experience the phenomena of the heavenly body and to encourage the youth to have an interest in science and creativity.
KAIST is an educational institution that educates the talents of high level persons of science and technology, committees. and the long-term objectives of research and development. It is a professional university for learning natural science and engineering. There are doctorial programs as well as professional masters and bachelors programs. KAIST has an extensive network with other research centers, universities, and professional groups for improving the productivity and efficiency of research facilities.
This museum was opened in 2001 as the first general geological museum. It was started as a geological investigation office in 1981. It has accumulated geological samples by consistent research projects. Daejeon Expo in 1992 inspired the museum to establish a ‘geological sample hall’ inside the research center’s premises and open it to the general public. Afterwards, the interest expressed by visitors and the necessity for a systematic and professional museum on geology led to the establishment of this museum. It has a total of 3745 pieces of geological samples including 2232 pieces of mineral, 291 pieces of rocks, and 1231 pieces of fossils. The museum shows movies, hosts lectures and conducts field trips. Also, the museum provides a storing system for samples and core drilling by operating the geological sample building.
This museum was opened in 1988 as the first currency museum in South Korea. Since it is operated as non-profit cultural business by the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation, it is opened to everybody free of charge. It exhibits historical materials of both Korea and foreign currency, and it helps ensure the correct recognition of currency. This two story building has four regular exhibition rooms. The museum exhibits 4000 pieces among 120,000 pieces of currency materials according to time and types to show Korea’s currency history. It is closed every Monday, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), and temporary national holidays. The first floor has an exhibition room which shows coinage history, a special exhibition room, a seminar room, and a storage vault. The second floor has another exhibition room where the history of paper money is displayed. There is a ‘promotion’ room displaying means to prevent forgery, and another room that is the special product room and used as a second storage vault.
Since it was established in 1976 as a government-supported research institute, the institute has played a key role in developing Korea’s information and telecommunication technology, and educating professionals. The institute contributes to the development of the nation’s economy.
Since KASI was established in 1974, it has played a key role in astronomy and space science. It manages standard time, publishes an almanac, and operates the international geodetic datum point. It investigates the celestial bodies and tries to demonstrate the origin and evolution of the universe. It expands its range of research and observations by constructing a large scale observation facility developing the next generation space loading system.