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Updated: October 17, 2023

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

7-20 Ueno Park, Taito City, Tokyo

Explore the wonders of the natural sciences

Located in Ueno Park, the National Museum of Nature and Science is one of Japan's biggest science museums. The museum is home to over 25,000 exhibits that explore everything including outer space, dinosaurs, Japanese ecosystems and even the world's latest advances in technology.

Photo courtesy : National Museum of Nature and Science


  • Take a look at the exhibits about space and biology, as well as special exhibits focused on Japan's nature and the origins of the Japanese archipelago
  • Visit Theater 36◯
  • The hands-on experiments with light and electric wave are great for kids

The National Museum of Nature and Science is filled with authentic artifacts and interactive learning opportunities. The exhibits, created around the theme of "coexistence between the human race and nature," help deepen our appreciation of the Earth, life, science and technology. They also encourage people to think about how humankind, the natural world, and science and technology should best relate to each other. Exhibits include the preserved remains of Hachiko and two famous pandas, a fragment of the Nantan meteorite that hit China in the 16th century, and much more.

One highlight of the museum is Theater 36◯, a 360-degree movie theater in the round. There is also an exhibition room where you can investigate various physical phenomena hands-on, an indoor exhibition space for preschoolers with their parents, and a museum shop with dinosaurs and other natural science-related goods.

How to Get There

  • Ueno StationJR LinePark Exit5 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00

    *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 period in late June
    *Reservations must be made for admission in advance.
    *Current as of Sep. 2023. Please check the official website for the latest information.


General admission: 630 yen


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 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.