Nagoya City Science Museum, Nagoya-shi
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Address: 2 Chome-17-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0008, Japan, Nagoya-shi
Ticket Price: 400 JPY
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Nagoya City Science Museum, Nagoya-shi
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, Nagoya-shi Reviews
The science museum is really well made and there are many activities for young children can experience and learn. The interior is very spacious and each floor is separated by themes. The only down size is that there are not many explanations in English, mainly titles of each theme is explained in English. Since the museum is focused more on the Japanese audience, foreign visitors like me cannot get the full experience and learn more. For instance, the planetarium show is only explained in Japanese, so it felt like I was just staring at a starry sky during the 50min showtime. However, I feel that the many interactive activities really help children and even adults learn and understand science is much easier way.
The science museum is so-so, but the planetarium is amazing - it's apparently the world's largest. Don't go without watching a show at the planetarium. Their shows get sold out every day and early. Tickets are usually gone by noon. The museum is great for kids since it's very interactive. Not as much fun for adults, unless you enjoy being surrounded by many hyper children.
Really fun place to be, even for adults and not expensive too. They do have some days when they close, so please check/google before you go. Most things are in Japanese but you can still enjoy it. We also went to see the special dinasour egg exhibition (extra charge) which I kind of regret going because of the extra price and the small scope of the exhibition.
The great museum that you could spend many hours in. adults and children alike enjoy. Standard 400 Yen admission for adults is very cheap for a day of fun and kids are free. Oh also free lockers so you can even go there on your way some where and dump your baggage for a while.
It’s interesting and not very expensive. There’s 5 floors with different hands on demos. It’s OK for adults, and absolutely great for younger kids.