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Updated: April 2, 2018

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

7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku

Explore the universe at the National Museum of Nature and Science

Located in the northeast corner of 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.


  • 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 3D 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, a mummy from Japan's Edo period (1603-1868), an original World War II fighter plane, 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 3D 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 Sta. | Park Exit | 5 mins on foot
    JR lines
  • Ueno Sta. | 10 mins on foot
    Ginza Line | Hibiya Line
  • Keisei Ueno Sta. | 10 mins on foot
    Keisei Line

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Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00 Tue-Sun, holidays
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
  • Last admission: 16:30




Additional services are extra

Discounts available for students , senior citizens

Visa | MasterCard | UnionPay |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair lift | Escalator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Breast feeding room |

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