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BUSAN - Haeundae-gu
Busan Museum of Art Children's Gallery     
Description: The Children's Museum/Gallery is located in the first basement level of the Busan Museum of Art
Address: (612-894) 58 APEC-Ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Tel: 041-740-2602
Hours: 10AM - 6PM / Closed Mondays, 01 January; also Tuesday if Monday is a holiday
Admission: Free
Getting there: Metro/Subway Line 2 (Green) to Busan Museum of Art station, stop #205. The museum is 100 metres from Exit 5.

GYEONGGI - Gwacheon
Gwacheon National Science Museum
Description: Over 50% of the exhibition items on display at the Sciencetorium are interactive. PDA guide system in Chinese, English, Japanese.
Address: 110, Sanghabeol-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel: 02-3677-1500
Hours: 9:30AM-5:30PM. Closed  Mondays
Admission: W2000 Children-Youth / W4000 Adults
Getting there: Near Exit 5 of Seoul Grand Park Station, Line 4, Station number 437. 
Website has information in English 

Korean Folk Village 
Description: The Folk Village (aka Hanguk Minsokchon - 한국민속촌) is a replica of an entire village. Potters, weavers, blacksmiths and other artisans practice their trades in traditional fashion. Performances are scheduled throughout the day at the amphitheater. Korean food can be purchased from the central food market. Performance intros in Korean only.
Tel: 031-286-2111/3. 
Hours: basically 9:30AM to 6PM. More details in Korean here
Performance Schedule
Admission: General Adult W15,000, Youth W12,000, Child W10,000 / Full Adult W24,000, Youth W19,000, Child W17,000
Getting there: By bus: Express Bus #O5001-1, from Gangnam Station-Yangjae-Singal-Korean Folk Village. Takes about 40 minutes- By car : If you arrive at the Singal Tollgate from Gyungbu Highway, Youngdong Highway, or Singal-Ansan Highway, or arrive at the Singal Five-Way Crossing by way of Gyungbu National Road, or Suwon-Yongin National Road, you'll road signs for the  Korean Folk Village - about 3km. Note the signs are sometimes in Korean only.
Website has information in English 

GYEONGGI - Yeoncheon 
Jeongok Prehistory Museum   
Description: With indoor and outdoor exhibits, some of which are interactive, the Jeongok Prehistory Museum will focus on relics from the prehistoric era.
176-1 Jeongok-ri, Jeongok-eup, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Hours: 9AM - 6PM

Admission: Free 7y-o-a and under / W2000 8-6 y-o-a / W4000 Adults
Admission: 7 and under Free / 8-16 W2,000  / Adults W4000

Getting there: Take the Gyeongwon line to Hantangang Station and walk 10 minutes. (Transfer from Dongducheon Station on the Subway Line #1)
Bus: Get off at Sarangdong 3-way Intersection Stop. (Transfer to the city bus bound for Yeoncheon or Jeongok after getting off at Soyosan Station on the Subway Line #1, Station #1)

The museum website has driving instructions in English..  irections in English 
Website has some information in English. ome English

Gyeonggi Children’s Museum
Description: Interactive children's museum is the first museum in Korea that caters excelusively to children. It opened in 2011 and primarily targets 3-12 year olds.
Address: #6, Sanggal-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin
Tel: 031-270-8600 / 8610
Hours: 10AM-6PM except July/August when it closed one hour later at 7PM
Admission: under 36 months free / 3yrs and up W4000 / Group W2000
Getting there: the museum website gives directions in English on driving and taking public transit from Seoul. If taking transit you will get off at the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum. The Children's Museum is a 10-minute walk in the direction of the Folk Village from Singal Ogeori Intersection next to Suwon IC.
Website has all necessary information in English

Samsung Transportation Museum
Description: Located near Everland, the museum features an automobile gallery, discovery center and an exhibit showing automobiles in films. The Motor Sports Gallery on the second floor offers children hands-on exhibits.
Address: 171-376-gil Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (Pogok-eup Yuun-ri 292-4)
Tel: 031-320-9900
Hours: Tue-Fri 10AM-6PM (Mar-Oct), 10AM-5PM (Nov-Feb) / Weekends-National Holidays 10AM-6PM / Closed Mondays, 1 Jan, Lunar New Year's Day, Chuseok
Admission: Adults (over 18) W6000 / Youth (under 18) W5000. For more options, see here.
Getting there: Bus options from various subway station in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do can be found here. For example, Bus #5002 to Everland from Gangnam Station (Line 2, Stop 222) or Yangjae Station (Line 3, Stop 342). Free shuttle bus from the Everland Main Gate Ticket Office departing at 10AM, 11AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM and 4PM when museum is open.
Website has information in English


INCHEON - Nam-gu
Incheon Children's Museum
Description: Interactive themes include world culture, science, and paleontology. The museum also has a 3D theater, art workshops, and other facilities.
Address: 618 Maesohol-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon-si (Nam-gu Munhak-dong 482)
Tel: 032-432-5600
Hours: 10AM-6PM - Closed Mondays
Admission: Children W5000 (free under 12 months) / Adults W6000
Getting there: Munhak Sports Complex, Incheon Line 1, Station number I127, Exit 2. Map/Directions in Korean.
Website in Korean only

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Last Updated on 2022-02-25

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