Nagoya City Science Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 2 Chome-17-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan, Nagoya-shi
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-522014486
  • Ticket Price: 400 JPY
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Planetarium , Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

Nagoya City Science Museum - Review

It's hard to miss the museum - the giant silver globe that houses the world's largest planetarium is rather prominent. The planetarium shows, which happen six times a day, are the main attraction of the museum. Most of the Museum's other attractions were renovated in 2011 and 2012 to coincide with the opening of the planetarium. The museum has seven floors of exhibits which are mostly interactive, and stimulate various scientific and natural phenomena - the water cycle, tornadoes, electricity, and deep freezing, to name a few. Temporary exhibitions are held in the basement. Check the schedules for these exhibits on the attraction website. Also of interest are the buildings own photovoltaic power generators, the exterior green wall, and the earthquake resistant construction.

Nagoya City Science Museum Information

  • Guides are provided in multiple languages.
  • Wheelchairs available on request.
  • There is a museum restaurant where you can have lunch.
  • Planetarium shows are in Japanese only but are still quite interesting.

Nagoya City Science Museum Ticket Prices

  • Museum and planetarium: 800 yen
  • High school & university students
  • Museum & Planetarium 500 yen
  • Museum only 200 yen
  • Junior high school students and below: Free
  • Residents over 65 years of age:
  • Museum & Planetarium 200 yen
  • Museum only 100 yen
  • A large variety of shows happen in the planetarium and Museum multiple times a day. Check attraction website for hours regarding the day of your visit. 

Nagoya City Science Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission at 4:30pm
  • Hours given do not apply to planetarium night projections.
  • Planetarium shows run for 1 hour 

How To reach Nagoya City Science Museum by Public Transport

  • Higashiyama and Tsurumai Subway Lines stop Fushimi Station

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  • Nagoya City Science Museum Address: 2 Chome-17-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan, Nagoya-shi
  • Nagoya City Science Museum Contact Number: +81-522014486
  • Nagoya City Science Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Nagoya City Science Museum Price: 400 JPY
  • Best time to visit Nagoya City Science Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nagoya City Science Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 64.96% of people start their Nagoya City Science Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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Nagoya City Science Museum, Nagoya-shi Reviews

  • A must visit for those visiting Japan with small kids, and for those of you who are always a kid at heart. Admission is free for kids below 15 years old, and only 400 yen for adults. There are 6 (or was it 7) floors with each floor dedicated to a specific theme, such as house and living where you could see the structure of a typical Japanese homes, Japanese trains network and simple mechanics, simple science experiments that kids could play with by themselves, and much more. There's also a planetarium running shows every hour, which we didn't visit because it's already closed for the day. It's guaranteed fun for the family! Most of the display however are in Japanese so parents of would need to explain to their kids.

  • Nagoya City Science Museum is a great place; even a whole day wouldn't be sufficient to thoroughly explore the seven stages of three sections of the museum. This science museum seems to be the largest in Japan and it has the second largest planetarium in the world. The planetarium is housed inside a attractive 35m diameter spherical shape dome called "Brother Earth". Additionally, the building is also part of the exhibit, self generates solar power to power the building, green walls, visible earthquake-resistant structures and elevator mechanisms. The museum is arranged in a fantastic way with a lot of explanations, interactive displays, games, experiments, large scale exhibits and frequent workshops, performances. This makes people to easily understand the power of nature, learn the principles and applications of science in a fun filled way. How our day-to-day life is connected with scientific & technology and solving social problems through modern technology.  The best attractions are giant planetarium, experiencing aurora in a -30℃ freezing room temperature, exploring water corner, manufacturing city panorama, science stage, bio laboratory, 9 meter tall artificial tornado corner and electric discharge lab. Check the timing of best attractions in advance through website; in the museum join the queues appropriately and make the best use of your time. But most of the explanations are available only in Japanese. As Nagoya city is promoting this as a tourist attraction, it would be more enjoyable experience for foreigners, if equally explanations available in english too.

  • 3 wings of 7 floors each (though the planetarium is multiple floors of one wing, this is the greatest science museum I have ever visited. The California Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium in SF put together cannot match the scope and density of the interactive exhibits and highlights of what the scientific process is all about. A wall of the periodic table of the elements displays everyday objects containing each one (unless it's radioactive), you can study materials' elasticity and conductivity, waves of light and sound and motion, program a rotating drum that rings bells to your favorite melody, and check a beautiful sundial outside that comes with an adjustment plot for the month. The geology section explains how different minerals and fossils offer many kinds of clues to scientists, while another section explains household materials, ecology, and the value of composting. The ground floor has a huge waterworks with various activities to build intuition about energy and mechanics, and it just gets better. You couldn't ask for a better place to inspire citizen scientists young and old.

  • Museum was huge! Tickets to the planetarium come separately with the museum and are at a first come first serve basis. Overall the museum was well done and very informative... if you know Japanese. Most of the exhibits are in Japanese, but still worth looking.

  • Hardly any English and all in Japanese. Would be nice to read and find out what's going on. Very interactive. If you cannot speak Japanese don't go into the planetarium, you won't understand it.

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