February 26, 2004
We saw the Mars exhibition with videos from National Geographic. Then we saw a film; The Meaning of Life is the English title. Everything else was in Mandarin Chinese, and I recommend passing on the film.We paid a separate admission to watch a couple of 3-D animation films in a separate building (about a 5-minute walk away if you don't go in the wrong way), one called Panda Vision and the other called Dog and Bugs. Panda Vision was better than the second feature.Other exhibits include the Science Center, Life Science Hall, Chinese Science Hall, Global Environment Hall, Theaters, and Botanical Garden.There are refreshments.There was also a large temporary photographic exhibit by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. They had beautiful mural-sized images taken from the air with an ecological critique with what is wrong around the world. The display is outside of the museum, where it is accessible even after the museum closes. It was only opened for about a week.Hours: 9am to 5pm daily, closed MondaysPhone: 886-4-23226940Take any of the following buses from the Taichung train station:Taichung Transit CompanyNo. 22, 27, 46, 47, 103, 106, 135Jenyou Transit CompanyNo. 22, 38, 45, 125Chuyeh Bus CompanyAny bus heading toward Shalu or TachiaHigh Potential BusBrown line, green line, or orange line.
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