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Updated: October 1, 2019
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.
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.
General admission: 630 yen
Varies per exhibition or screening
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.
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