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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  • August 17, 2017
    It has multiple interactive samples, recommended to visit with children. Unfortunately all the guides are in Japanese, although they provide brochures in English.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The family went, but adults can enjoy. Went to buy at a convenience store in advance ticket purchase only because Bon was also had a column, but the admission was smooth. I think because I couldn't go to the Planetarium, you want to go off season next.
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  • August 14, 2017
    In Nagoya x RoboCup Junior17, we couldn't miss some of the most interesting attractions: beautiful part about Paleontology with the skeletons of two T-Rex!!
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  • May 4, 2017
    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
  • July 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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
  • June 15, 2017
    Best place to visit in Nagoya. Biggest planetarium in the world, Tesla coils experiments, tornado room and much more! Strongly recommend!
  • June 30, 2017
    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."😢

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