8 Discounts You Can Find on ‘Culture Day’ in Korea

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Culture Day (문화가 있는 날)  in South Korea is on the last Wednesday of each month. This day is established in order to make culture more approachable and accessible in everyday life by offering special prices and discounts.

Participating in movie theatres, concert halls, performance theatres, museums, exhibitions, and other various culture-related events and venues all over South Korea have free offers and discounts on Culture Day.

With over 2000 participating partners, finding a site that has a special offer will be easy. Many participants will extend their hours so that people working on Wednesdays have time to visit.

Below are some offers that may interest you!

5000 Won Movie Tickets

You can watch a 2D-movie at your nearby CGV, Lotte Cinema, and Megabox for the price of 5000 Won. With the average ticket price ranging from 9000 Won to 11,000 won, this offer is almost half price off. At CGV and Lotte Cinema, you should be automatically charged the KRW 5,000 offer when you reserve tickets or buy tickets at the site. For Megabox, type in the discount code ‘문화’ when you reserve tickets on their website or app. One condition to note is that the offer is only valid from 5 PM to 9 PM on Culture Day.

COEX Aquarium Ticket Discount

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The COEX Aquarium is offering ticket prices for KRW 18,000 instead of the original KRW 28,000 adult and KRW 24,000 child price. The aquarium is one of the main attractions at COEX, so use this offer to enjoy the marine theme park at a much lower price!

Free Entrance to Gyeongbokgung, Changgyeonggung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung Palaces

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Enter the Korean royal palaces for free on Culture Day instead of paying the usual entrance fees for adults.

50% off Trick Eye Museum

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The Trick Eye Museum is a popular attraction in Hongdae for tourists and locals. Take pictures with 2D artwork backdrops that create optical illusions. On Culture Day, the Trick Eye Museum offers a 50% discount for those who download and print the coupon that is attached on their site here.

June Culture Day Offers

50% off Disney the Magic of Animation Exhibition at Dongdaemun Design Plaza

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This special exhibition is showcasing 500 pieces of artwork from Disney and encompasses 100 years of animation history, from Steamboat Willie, Frozen, Zootopia, Moana, and more. On Culture Day, get 50% off on-site ticket sales from 6 PM to 8 PM. The exhibition is open until 9 PM. Note that the 50% off Culture Day discount can only be purchased at the ticket booth on site.

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50% off James Jean Exhibition at Lotte Museum of Art

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The Lotte Museum of Art is currently holding an exhibition for works by James Jean, a Taiwanese artist based in Los Angeles. Visit the exhibition for 50% off the original price on June Culture Day from 10:30 AM to 8 PM. This offer is available when you reserve tickets at the exhibition site, Lotte World Tower 7th Floor.  

50% off KBO Games of June

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Baseball is a popular sport in Korea. Watch a KBO game live on Culture Day for 50% off. Watch the LG Twins face the SK Wyverns at Seoul Jamsil Baseball Stadium or the Kiwoom Heroes face the KIA Tigers at Gocheok Sky Dome,  Wednesday 26 June at 6:30 PM for both games. Get your tickets at the stadiums. Seats are limited to pre-designated zone areas. Newbie to the KBO? Check out our article about the history of the league here.

50% off David Hockney Exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art

The Seoul Museum of Art is currently holding the David Hockney Exhibition, featuring artworks from David Hockney, an influential British artist and an important contributor to the pop art movement.

Get a 50% discount for the exhibition when you get the ticket at the location between 6 PM and 9 PM. The museum will have extended hours until 10 PM on June Culture Day.

Other Offers

If you can navigate the Korean language, check out this full list of offers around South Korea and the conditions.