Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
The National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium opened on February 25th, 2000. The museum is an impressive 88 acres in size and is divided into multiple divisions: the museum, research facilities, an academic research center, and an international conference center. Located among mountains and a river, the concept of the museum is to embody the character and spirit of water. It was designed with low building density, and the various divisions of the building are connected with footpaths to maintain harmony with the original natural environment.
The exhibition division of the museum is broken up into three themed halls. Waters of Taiwan is surrounded by the sea on all sides. The exhibit was modeled to follow the journey of water throughout Taiwan and presents a diverse image of the country's hydrological environment. The Coral Kingdom Pavillon is the main attraction, filled with vibrant living corals from the South China Sea. Visitors will gradually descend through the exhibit until reaching a massive 81-meter long underwater tunnel. Finally, the Waters of the World exhibition shows how life evolved from the water on the planet over millennia. Explore the exhibition's four topics: Ancient Oceans, Kelp Forest, the Deep Sea, and the Polar Seas. The exhibition combines virtual reality with living marine biology to give a truly entertaining and educational experience.
There are also daily feeding shows of various marine animals and even an overnight experience when visitors can experience the deep sea world after dark.
Post cover photo “Kelp Forests, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan” by Mk2010 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.