Museum sights in Taichung
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The museum is one of the best in Taiwan, and surprisingly for both kids and parents. The open modern design is visually sophisticated (though not pretentious), and there are high-quality exhibits of both Taiwanese and foreign artists. Exhibits change often, though unfortunately there is almost no English signage.
For children there is a wonderful hands-on play area and fantasyland library that includes an igloo, castle and rainforest area (and of course loads of children's books). One expat father we know described it as the best children's library he has ever seen.
To get to the museum take UBus 75.
This was Taiwan's first museum of science and though lacking English explanations (except for display titles) it's still worth visiting for the visually interesting dioramas, models and exhibitions. Children usually thoroughly enjoy themselves here, especially when they see the life-size dinosaur skeletons and the moving (and roaring) dinosaur automatons.
The museum is divided into various buildings, or centres, most of which have their own entrance charges. The Byzantine fee structure is explained in English at the ticket window.
The open modern design is visually sophisticated and there are high-quality exhibits of both Taiwanese and foreign artists. Exhibits change often.
For children there is a good hands-on play area and storybook centre on the lower floors.