Ulsan Science Museum

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Ulsan Science Museum
Korean name
Revised Romanization Ulsan Gwahakgwan
McCune–Reischauer Ulsan Kwahakkwan
Established30 March 2011 (2011-03-30)
Location Ok-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan, South Korea
Coordinates 35°32′23″N129°16′04″E / 35.5396°N 129.2679°E / 35.5396; 129.2679 Coordinates: 35°32′23″N129°16′04″E / 35.5396°N 129.2679°E / 35.5396; 129.2679
Type Science museum
Nearest car parkOn site
Website usm.go.kr

Ulsan Science Museum is a science museum located in Ok-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan, South Korea. Established in 2011, the museum has an area of 41,000 square metres (440,000 square feet) spread out over 6 floors. There is space for several exhibitions, a planetarium, and science labs and classrooms for educational courses. [1] [2] The exhibitions are almost entirely in Korean, but there are also English programs available for visiting schools.

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  1. 울산과학관 개관 2주년 기념식 성료 [Second Anniversary of the Ulsan Science Museum's Opening]. News1. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. 울산과학관 내달 30일 개관 [Ulsan Science Museum will Open on the 30th of next Month]. etnews.com. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013.