Taipei Astronomical Museum – Visitors Guide

Important Information

Admission CostAdult: NT$40
Taipei Residents: NT$20
Discount: NT$20
Groups of 30+: NT$28 per person
Certain Groups: FREE
Avg. Time Spent Here1 hr
HoursClosed Mondays
Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun: 9 AM–5 PM
Sat: 9 AM–8 PM
AddressNo. 363號, Jihe Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111
Chinese Name臺北市立天文科學教育館
Websiteen.tam.gov.taipei
Part of Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

The Taipei Astronomical Museum (TAM) is a museum that’ll give you a means to learn about space and check out Taipei’s observatory. It’s a fantastic way to spend an hour or 2 with your family.

taipei astronomical museum
Source: museums.moc.gov.tw

What to Do There

There’s an IMAX Theater built within a spherical building that’ll show you the constellations in addition to playing sounds, light, and other instruments to feel like you’re in the zone. It’s a great way to make you feel like you’re stargazing.

Tickets for the IMAX theater are NT$100 for adults and NT$50 for children.

Here’s a floor guide to the TAM:

  • 1st floor: Introduces technologies, Earth (e.g., history of Earth), & ancient astronomy.
  • 2nd floor: Learn about the moon, constellations, stars, & tides.
  • 3rd floor: Introduces galaxies, has telescopes, & has other exhibits.
  • Top floor: 2 observatories & radio telescope.

The first observatory has a high-resolution telescope that’s only available to researchers and teachers. The second dome has a telescope that’s open to the public. Sometimes the TAM will keep this observatory open for later if there are rare phenomena happening.

It doesn’t cost a penny to enter the observatory.

Then there’s a 3D theater that’ll immerse you into whatever films they’re showing. Tickets cost NT$100 per adult and NT$50 per child.

You’ll also often find temporary exhibitions that’ll have varying costs to participate or enter. See what’s going on around the top floor when visiting.

How to Get There

Take the Taipei Metro Red Line to Shilin Station. Depart from the station and walk along Jihe Road until reaching the museum.

You could also take the following buses to the Shilin District Office stop:

  • 303
  • 41
  • 529
  • 620
  • 30
  • 9