[Jeju Museum] Jeju Fossil Museum, come to see the ancient history of Jeju

The Jeju Fossil Museum primarily displays fossils found within Jeju. Since March, 2003, this museum has collected and housed research and surveys that are of geological and biological significance.

 

The museum is located on the Seogwi-po city border, southern region of Jeju. It is largely comprised of three different exhibits: a chronological collection of foreign fossils on the first floor, domestic fossils on the second floor, and an outdoor exhibit of silicified wood.

 The façade of the Fossil Museum

 An explanation of silicified wood

 

Silicified wood is formed when wood is fossilized and, through various geological occurrences, is impregnated with silicic acid. When enough time has passed, the actual plant material of the wood disappears and only the structure and age rings remain.

▲ Various types of silicified wood

 

These fossils tell of their ecology in their respective eras. At the Fossil Museum, there are about 50 different types of these silicified woods.

▲ An Ammonite Fossil

▲ An insect fossil

▲ Trilobite fossil

▲ Carnivorous Clam

▲ Shrimp fossil

 

▲ Osteichthyes fossil

▲ Osteichthyes fossil

▲ The head of a mountain goat

 Dinosaur egg (carnivorous)

 

The Fossil Museum is great for students and children to experience fossils viscerally. As the largest fossil museum in the country, it houses a plethora of fossils.

 

 Hours: 9 am – 6 pm (until 7 pm in the summer) a complete walkthrough takes about 40 mins

Admission: 6,000/adult

Address: 357-1 Hacheon-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do, South Korea

Phone: 82-64-787-7831

Jeju Tourism Organization Website: http://www.jejutour.go.kr/ http://www.ijto.or.kr/

 

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