The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is Korea's first museum recording the nation’s comprehensive history from the late nineteenth century to current time. It opened on December 26, 2012 and was established to share the nation’s history of going through all kinds of hardships and troubles by showing them with exhibitions, education, researching and developing and collecting materials. The museum is comprised of four exhibition halls; Prelude to the Republic of Korea, Foundation of the Republic of Korea, Development of the Republic of Korea, and Modernization of South Korea, toward the World. Korean History Dream Village features a hands-on program hall for children to learn modern and contemporary history. Also Children’s Museum offers special exhibitions throughout modern time’s history and educational and cultural programs for students.