Asia’s massive aerospace museum opens in Jeju South Korea


Jeju Aerospace Museum, largest aerospace museum in Asia, opened Thursday, April 29th in Seogwipo, Jejudo Island, according to Jeju Free International Development Center in a press release.

JDC has developed the theme-park type museum in cooperation with the South Korean Air Force over the past six years on a 329,838-square-meter space, which cost 115 billion won or $106.7 million.

The said museum is divided into two indoor exhibition zones showcasing aviation history, and space and astronomy. It also has a theme-based experience zone which located outside exhibition zone, and an observatory room, JDC said.

The Air Zone at the Jeju Aerospace Museum, which opened Friday in Jeju Island, displays a history of the country’s aviation industry.

“Under the goal of building a top-notch aerospace museum in Asia, JDC cooperated with globally renowned aerospace museums like the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the U.S. from the initial stage of development. I believe that the Jeju Aerospace Museum will offer visitors a chance to gain an understanding and interest of the aerospace industry,” Jeju Free International Development Center chairman Kim Han-wook said.

Jeju Aerospace Museum educational theme park, has diverse technology-based educational and experience programs, including flight simulation games and five-dimensional theater shows, to attract younger visitors.

Moreover, JDC official said that the “museum will be the only place for visiting students to learn about the past, present and the future of Korea’s aerospace industry.”

To attract foreign tourists to the aforementioned aerospace museum, audio tour guides will be provided in four different languages, such as Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.

Jeju Free International Development Center is planning to add multiple development projects, including one to build a high-tech business complex called Jeju Science Park, to increase the local economy. All photos are courtesy of the Jeju Aerospace Museum.
More information about the museum is available at its homepage.

By Remar Dungca | The Centrio Times

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