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Updated: October 1, 2019

National Museum of Nature and Science 国立科学博物館

7-20 Ueno Park, Taito City, Tokyo

Explore the universe at the National Museum of Nature and Science

Located in Ueno Park, the National Museum of Nature and Science is one of Japan's biggest science museums, with over 10,000 exhibits that explore everything from outer space and dinosaurs to the unique ecosystems of Japan and the world’s latest advances in technology.

Tips

  • Exhibits about space and nature, as well as special exhibits focused on Japan's history, climate and geography
  • A dizzying cinematic experience in the museum's 360-degree theater
  • Hands-on experiments with light, magnetism and electricity that are great for kids

The National Museum of Nature and Science is filled with authentic artifacts and interactive learning opportunities. Aiming for “the coexistence of human race and nature,” the mission of the museum is to deepen the public appreciation of the earth, life, science and technology, and to encourage people to think about how humankind, the natural world, and science and technology should best relate to each other. Exhibits include the stuffed body of Hachiko and two famous pandas, a fragment of the Nantan meteorite that hit China in the 16th century, and much more. The Japan Gallery of the museum focuses on Japan's climate, geography and history.

One highlight of the museum is its domed 360-degree movie theater. There is also an area where you can investigate various physical phenomena hands-on, an indoor playground for small kids and a gift shop with dinosaurs and other science-related goods.

How to Get There

  • Ueno StationJR LinePark Exit5 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysSundaysHolidays

    9:00-20:00
    FridaysSaturdays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.
    *Fumigation takes place in late June

Price

General admission: 630 yen

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Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)Korean
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsWheelchair rampWheelchair liftEscalatorElevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesFolding bed for adultsWheelchair loanStroller loanBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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