Seoul will be hosting fun, experiential programs that can be enjoyed by the whole family at the Navy Invitational Performance on April 21 and at the Children’s Day Event on May 4 at Seoul Battleship Park.
Seoul Battleship Park is a new cultural space that opened in Mangwon Hangang Park in November 2017. This space offers visitors the chance to contemplate the historical significance of the Hangang River and the meanings of peace and security through the three retired battleships: Seoul Battleship, the escort that completed its 30-year mission that started in 1984 and retired from operation, the high-speed Chamsuri Patrol, and the Dolgorae submarine.
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The 90-minute Navy Invitational Performance will be held starting at 2 p.m. on April 21 in the Seoul Battleship Park Multipurpose Plaza. The performance will consist of samulnori (a traditional Korean percussion quartet) performance, a magic show, and other entertainment.
On May 4th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Children’s Day Event will commence at the Multipurpose Plaza and take place throughout the park. The event offers a performance by twenty members of the naval honor guard followed by family-oriented programs such as a magic show, a bubble show, busking performances, and more.
Regular operation of popular programs such as the Navy Captain’s Docent Program, busking performances, Field Ration Experience, and more
The 80-minute Docent Program, which is open year-round due to the continuous love it receives from citizens, explores the history of the three battleships. A Navy Captain who served for thirty years on the three ships displayed in Seoul Battleship Park takes visitors around the park providing detailed descriptions of each warship’s features. The Docent Program runs regularly on both weekdays (11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.) and weekends (11:00 a.m.).
Starting in April, busking performances in the form of guerilla gigs will take place every Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Information Center, Multipurpose Plaza, and in Seoul Battleship Park.
The Field Ration Experience, that fosters curiosity in children and offers memories to adults, operates once on weekdays (12:00-1:00 p.m.) and twice on weekends (12:00-1:00 p.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m.) on the second floor of the Seoul Battleship Park Information Center. Participants can try thirteen different food items including hardtacks (rice/wheat), heat-type bulgogi over rice, kimchi bibimbap, and more. The spring programs at Seoul Battleship Park are free and all performances will be available on-site during the event periods with no separate reservations required.
Directions: Take bus Mapo 16 from Hapjeong Station (subway lines 2, 6) or bus Mapo 9 from Mangwon Station (subway line 6), get off at “Mangwon Hangang Park, Seoul Battleship Park” bus stop, and walk towards the Hangang Park.
Source: Seoul Metropolitan Government