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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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  • There were long for Planetarium tickets already arrived ago the opening line. Or line nearly an hour is probably not because it was during the holidays, and. To get the tickets in the morning still barely earning a planetarium. Really big, nice talk, hope Street, is a lot of fun. The other was missing a lot of what you can experience exhibits one, no matter how much time.
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  • And in the Planetarium program "consumer" is recommended even if consequently there are 2 types of families with small children with targets "family away", but we both "family away" also presentations in dramatic footage, look at adults only. "General public" has won scholarly associations.
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  • Also curious that while great content is out! Monthly theme is changed, thanks for livestock by curators, ¥ 800 is a bargain is not high in Tokyo this quality Planetarium. (Story is basic recording is the famous Planetarium, and. ) Is comfortable, loose sheets.
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  • The museum is easy to reach by subway, basically between two subway stations. You cannot miss this place, as in front is huge space rocket and also planetarium "glued" to the main building. The tickets were less than 1000yen (I forgot, but it was around 600yen for and adult, no discount and not the planetarium) and the staff speaks English as well. You are offered audio guide, which I'd recommend in case you're not fluent in Japanese - the explanations in the museum are always only in Japanese. Nearly everything can be touched and see how it works. It's really awesome and even adults can play and learn something new. Most of the space floor is dedicated to the Japanese space programme, which spans nearly 50 years. I'd recommend this, as Japan was the first country to build their space programme by themselves, without any "borrowing" like the US and Soviets did. There are plenty places to sit and also cafe and souvenir shop next to it. Toilets are on every floor. I'd recommend this for half day plan. You won't regret it.
  • This is a great science museum and the entrance fee is very reasonable. If you go on a school day you will likely see many classes visiting the museum. They have a number of interesting exhibits that I've never come across at North American science centers.
  • A wonderful science museum where you can try different things. But bare in mind that most of it is in Japanese especially the events.
  • Excellent museum, filled with a wondrous amount of exhibitions. The planetarium is one of the most amazing experiences possible, unlike anything else. English showings are available, but even without understanding the language, the show itself is incredible enough. An absolute must.
  • It's a great science museum. You can interact with everything. The planetarium is really boring so don't spend your time in there unless you understand really well japanese and you're interested in astronomy.