National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (No.2, Houwan Rd., Checheng Township, Pingtung County) – located five hours south of Taipei (on the southernmost tip of Taiwan island), this museum, located in Checheng Township, Pingtung Country, aims to preserve intact island and ocean ecology environments. All service and exhibition areas are about more than 60 hectares, and the main facilities can be divided into 3 parts. Waters of Taiwan: Travel with a little drop, learning the water ecology from high mountains through river mouths to the sea in Taiwan. Coral Kingdom Pavilion: Housing an 80 meter underwater tunnel, the exhibit presents varied coral reef ecology in South China Sea. Waters of the World: Showing on the Earth extremely ancient, lofty, deep and cold ocean ecology topics, wherein the most characteristic part is the 10-meter-high acrylic viewing window of the Giant Kelp Tank, which is the highest in the world.
In addition, the penguins from the South Pole and the belugas from the North Pole raised in the museum are especially popular with visitors. The various displays, fun science education activities, and sleepover tours all make this visit to marine creatures (which is full of both knowledge and sensations) an amazing exploration. Admission: NT$450 (adult), NT$250 (students), free for children below 115 cm. in height. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 am (daily/September – June); 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (weekdays) 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (weekends) (July – August).