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Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute


Tuesday : 08:00 – 17:30




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Guided tours are available upon reservation in the Horseshoe Crab Ecological Cultural Center for group visitors of no fewer than 10 people.

You can make a reservation to join the DIY activities for kids and parents.

An educational venue where you can observe the living fossil, the Horseshoe crab, up close.


The Horseshoe Crab Ecological Cultural Center can be found inside Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute. The Center displays the marine specimens found in the sea around Kinmen, as well as traditional aquaculture models. The main exhibit is the Horseshoe crab, a living fossil that is 400 million years old. Horseshoe crabs are ancient beautiful creatures. Once a female and male horseshoe crab mate, they will stick to each other for the rest of their lives, winning them the reputation as “Couple Fish” and “Yuanyang Fish (as loyal as mandarin ducks).”
The film “Meeting Horseshoe Crabs” is shown in the Cultural Center. Visitors can also observe their ecological behavior up close. Furthermore, the Center sells horseshoe crab merchandise, such as the male and female horseshoe crab plush toys that symbolize the abiding love between lovers/married couples and a happy family; they will also bring good luck and happiness to your family. The horseshoe crab ceramic crafts not only represent prosperous progeny and long life, but also fend off evil spirits and attract good luck.

Established to develop the fishing industry, Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute undertakes experiments on growing commercial fish and shellfish, prevents fish diseases, carries out surveys on marine resources and ecological environments, conducts basic scientific research on the fishing industry, develops aquatic products, and provides guidance and consultancy regarding fishing techniques. We welcome you to come to learn more about Horseshoe crabs, Kinmen’s unique prehistoric creatures!


TEL +886-82-326407

Address No.2, Xihai Rd., Jincheng Township, Kinmen County Taiwán, R.O.C

Opening Hours Sunday : Break time
Monday : 08:00 – 17:30
Tuesday : 08:00 – 17:30
Wednesday : 08:00 – 17:30
Thursday : 08:00 – 17:30
Friday : 08:00 – 17:30
Saturday : Break time

Admission charge Free

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