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Nagoya City Science Museum, Nagoya

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Enjoy a fun and educational trip to Nagoya City Science Museum, the site of the world’s largest planetarium. Spread out over three buildings, the museum underwent extensive renovation in 2012 when the new planetarium was built. View an array of interactive exhibits, most of which are suitable for children to enjoy, or catch one of the daily science shows. You can pay a visit to the massive planetarium, but be aware that the audio is only in Japanese. To visit Nagoya City Science Museum and other attractions in Nagoya, use our Nagoya family vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Nagoya

The central district, just south from the castle and its gardens, houses the bulk of accommodations in Nagoya. You'll find a good range of standard hotels, with onsite restaurants, simple rooms, and perhaps a pool in this area. Look slightly to the west, or closer to the castle,to find more luxurious accommodations. Across the surrounding residential areas, take a look close to the metro stations to find some of the most conveniently located, but budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses.
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  • Took the kids to the science museum to hide from the rain. Glad we did! Kids had so much fun going from station to station and seeing how things work. All stations were well kept and maintained.  more »
  • Totally a must for anyone in Nagoya - very impressive and well priced...so much to see and do - we bought the planetarium bundle, and they did say it was in Japanese - and really wouldn't recommend go...  more »
  • We just bought the museum pass, even though a museum + planetarium bundle was available, because the Planetarium was only in Japanese. Even if the museum has no English explanations, it was still very...  more »
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  • So much fun!! Now this is a great family museum. There was so much to do. My daughter loved it. But it was PACKED. If you are a solo traveler....this may not be for you or go on a day when school is in session. We only bought the museum ticket (the cheapest option) and we spent ALL afternoon there. There were tons of hands on activities and shows. If you brought your kid's to Nagoya this is a must see
  • Many exhibits, many hands on items, a proper vist takes several hours. Very affordable at ¥800 (including the planetarium) for adults and free for children. Essentially no english information, but doesn't really bother.
  • This is the best science museum I've ever seen! You can touch and play with almost anything! Different sections with mechanic, biology, astronomy, electricity, etc. Must see
  • Best place to visit in Nagoya. Biggest planetarium in the world, Tesla coils experiments, tornado room and much more! Strongly recommend!
  • So disapppinted when we arrived there and i was told by the lady in the front desk showed me a laminated paper with all the admission rates and on top stating "FOR JAPANESE CITIZEN". Crossing her arms when i held out my wallet to pay for admission. I took out my notes of the schedules of the museum, she butted in that it was close. I was so shocked for i was then excited to show the planetarium and museum to my son inspite all the trouble we had in getting there. I insisted and tried how to get in, perhaps there was a misunderstanding?! I was only entertained by the old man near the entrance that maybe we can come next month in their robot convention instead. To make amends to my son, i just took some pictures of him to enjoy the time while we were there. And showed him the shop where he was happy with the robot and the staff who were entertaining to us..still couldn't understand why she didnt let us in while seeing other foreigners getting in and little japanese kids by batches as well. If there was an event, somehow she told me that..not showed me the laminated paper stating for "japanese citizen."😢