Nagoya City Science Museum

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  • 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: Museums, Planetarium , Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museums

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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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

  • 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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  • 59.67% of people who visit Nagoya-shi include Nagoya City Science Museum in their plan

  • 60% of people start their Nagoya City Science Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Nagoya City Science Museum

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

91.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nagoya City Science Museum

People normally club together Nagoya Castle and Toyota Commemorative Museum Of Industry And Technology while planning their visit to Nagoya City Science Museum.

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  • The museum per she is very nice. Lot of material, lot of explanation, and a general passion for explaining. Only problem: everything is in Japanese, and the online app doesn't help. Personally I cannot read or speak Japanese. Nevertheless I spent here good 4 hours. I would skip the planetarium as looking at bright dots with a comment only in Japanese is very sleep-inducing

  • Set aside a full day for this. There are six floors each dedicated to specific areas of science, plus a special exhibition hall in the basement with changing exhibitions. Special demonstrations / shows are conducted throughout the day, although all in Japanese, so you need some basic understanding of the language to get the most out of these. There are enough hands-on activities to keep young children occupied, plus enough depth to the displays for older children, too. The staff were all very helpful and polite, just like everywhere in Japan, although English speakers were rare. Don't miss the -30 degree experience in the "freezing lab" or the Teslas coils in the "electricity lab". Well worth it for the minimal entry price.

  • We visited this museum for the largest planetarium in the world. We enjoyed the other parts more though. The exhibits on each floor were very high quality and fascinating. We participated in the lab session of dry fish anatomy and had so much fun. The shows at the planetarium were all in Japanese only.

  • Super cute place, was definitely worth a visit. To anyone from abroad, you can get audio guides at the entrance which we totally missed. The planetarium has shows but they're only held in Japanese so keep that in mind. Nevertheless, we went into one and just enjoyed the view :)

  • 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.

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