Wan Pei Lin/ Taichung
National Museum of Natural Science has a special place in many people’s childhood memory. It has become popular with children since the twelve mascots of dinosaur family recurred in Chibis two years ago. As NMNS is getting more tech savvy, it is going beyond merely a building for holding exhibitions. It is becoming a place where science is coming alive. There are many adorable mascots helping people explore popular science and knowledge on NMNS official website.
According to public the relations officer of NMNS, Sing-Da, Huang, people could only learn about science by going to the museum. Overtime, NMNS has been digitalized. Now people can find information and see the collections through the NMNS’ s website. Apart from being more convenient, people can interact with mascots online.
Sing-Da, Huang also mentioned that in addition to Lily and Buby, the guardians from six different themes and the three villains are also serving as public relations officers. Through these three villains, NMNS hopes that people who visit NMNS will have the spirit of being thorough in acquiring knowledge of science and nature.
Since the chibis of the twelve mascots appeared, NMNS has launched many peripheral products of the dinosaur family. For instance, Line stickers, pillows, notebooks, and stickers. These products allow people to experience another side of NMNS, in a more personal context.