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Busan Marine Natural History Museum

Busan Marine Natural History Museum
The Museum opened in 1994 as the first marine history museum in Korea. The three-story building has a size of 8,711㎡ with an underground level, exhibiting some 20,000 marine specimen that include rare species, large species, legally protected species of Korea, and endemic species.

Information on exhibition halls

First Exhibition Hall

  • Shellfish: clam, spiral shellfish
  • Crustacea; shrimp, lobster, crab
  • Cephalopod: nautilus, squid, mollusk Exhibition Hall where the visually handicapped can appreciate the exhibit : This is the exhibition hall, the first of its kind in Korea, where the visually handicapped can appreciate fossils, shellfish, crustacean, fishes, and reptiles, which are kept in their original forms by taxidermy by sense of touch. All explanatory panels are in braille for the visually handicapped to be able to read the explanations. Aquarium Fish Hall: Exhibiting living tropical fishes, arowana, sturgeon, piranha ? those that are familiar in Korea
  • Coral Hall: Coral habitat and exhibiting sharks
  • Fishes Hall: different fishes from various oceans in the world, which have been systematically classified and are on exhibit
  • Living things from different waters in Korea are classified by the type of water the living things are in: fresh water, inflow of tide, coastal creatures and pond and by their special characteristics, e.g., fish that bears youngling, singular shaped fishes, stingray room, and living things that are a valuable source of food.
  • Fossil Hall: Various fossils brought from different parts of the world are displayed by their period, the Paleozoic era, Mesozoic era, and Cenozoic era.

Second Exhibition Hall

Special Exhibition Hall, Coral Hall, Sting ray Hall, Water bird Hall, Marine animal Hall, Reptiles Hall, Cephalopod Hall, Marine Arts & Crafts Hall, Tropical Organism Exploration Hall

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