Title: Homo sapiens : Evolution ∞ Relationship & Future?
Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery National Museum of Korea
Period: May 18 (Thu) – September 26 (Sun), 2021
Highlight artworks: 700 exhibits and video materials, including fossil specimens of ancient humans, artworks, and archaeological materials
Due to the global COVID19 Pandemic, interest and attention to who we are has marginally increased. How did we come to look like the way we do today? What are humans? To answer this question, we need to trace the evolution of humans.
The evolutionary process involved the interaction of genetic mutations and natural selections of the environment. Some say that we, who wandered the meadows seven million years ago, have evolved into omnipotent beings comparable to gods. However, the recent global pandemic has shed light on just how helpless humans are in coping with natural disaster and the force of nature.
This special exhibition seeks to portray Homo Sapiens in an unexaggerated way using various perspectives. An additional aim of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity for us to reflect on our relationship with the various species that have been established in the process of evolution and to look into our future.
Reservations for Viewing Exhibitions
※ A separate reservation is required to visit the permanent exhibition hall.
Hours * Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun 10:00-18:00
* Wed, Sat 10:00-21:00
Session * Limited to 50 tickets per 30 minutes.
* Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun | Final session 17:00 / Wed, Sat | Final session 20:00
* Up to 5 tickets per person can be purchased.
(For each session, online reservations are available for 50 tickets. (40 online + 10 on-site)
Adult (25-65 years old) ₩5,000 / Student & Youth (7-24 years old) ₩3,000
Free (Evidentiary documents are required)
Under 7 or Over 65
Patriots and Veterans (spouse included)
Beneficiary of national basic livelihood, Disabled persons oneself and an accompanying person
Museum’s membership card holder (donation member), Museum donor card holder and an accompanying person
Discount Information (Evidentiary documents are required)
Soldiers (including foreign soldiers in Korea), Police, Firefighters in active service - 40%
Theater YONG, Children's Museum ticket holder - 10%
Culture Day (The last Wednesday of every month) - 50%
Museum’s membership card holder (except donation member) - 50%
Buying tickets for both exhibitions (Icons and Identities + HOMOSAPIENS) - Adult ₩2,000 / Student & Youth ₩1,000 discount
“Icons and Identities” ticket holder - Adult ₩3,000 / Student & Youth ₩2,000
Notice: The guided tours would be suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19.
Group tours (including their own guide) are not allowed.
Admission is free to the Main Exhibition Hall(Permanent Exhibitions).