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Updated: October 17, 2023
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
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.
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.