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. Make your Nagoya itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • In the Nagoya City Center only one day, for the time to go to the Science Museum, although you do not know Japanese, but also from the picture in the interpretation of the science principle, if you have children, may wish to visit this.
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  • The museum is huge and has lots for both adults and children to see and do. We spent the whole day here and didn't cover everything. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you're travelling with chil...  more »
  • I found it more about technology than science. It shows how things work and how they are made. Not a lot is in English, but the hands-on features allow you to explore. Local kids of all ages were goin...  more »
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  • Very impressive museum with lots of interactive activities and exhibits bound to engage. After all the activities can take a short nap at the planetarium especially if you do not understand japanese. Shows are educational. Can easily spend one full day here if you have kids and take your time to explore.
  • The science museum is really well made and there are many activities for young children can experience and learn. The interior is very spacious and each floor is separated by themes. The only down size is that there are not many explanations in English, mainly titles of each theme is explained in English. Since the museum is focused more on the Japanese audience, foreign visitors like me cannot get the full experience and learn more. For instance, the planetarium show is only explained in Japanese, so it felt like I was just staring at a starry sky during the 50min showtime. However, I feel that the many interactive activities really help children and even adults learn and understand science is much easier way.
  • The science museum is so-so, but the planetarium is amazing - it's apparently the world's largest. Don't go without watching a show at the planetarium. Their shows get sold out every day and early. Tickets are usually gone by noon. The museum is great for kids since it's very interactive. Not as much fun for adults, unless you enjoy being surrounded by many hyper children.
  • Really fun place to be, even for adults and not expensive too. They do have some days when they close, so please check/google before you go. Most things are in Japanese but you can still enjoy it. We also went to see the special dinasour egg exhibition (extra charge) which I kind of regret going because of the extra price and the small scope of the exhibition.
  • The great museum that you could spend many hours in. adults and children alike enjoy. Standard 400 Yen admission for adults is very cheap for a day of fun and kids are free. Oh also free lockers so you can even go there on your way some where and dump your baggage for a while.
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