Nagoya City Science Museum

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Nagoya City Science Museum 名古屋市科学館

At a cost of around 16.8 billion Yen the new wing of the Nagoya City Science Museum reopened on Saturday, March 19, 2011. The highlight of the redevelopment was its new 35m diameter, state-of-the-art planetarium – the world’s largest! The new wing replaced the old Science & Technology and Astronomy buildings. It boasts a new observatory with a 80cm diameter telescope, more exhibition space, barrier-free access, and new concepts.

The view from Hirakoji-dori
  • Admission: Exhibitions & Planetarium admission is 800 Yen, exhibitions only 300 Yen; free entry for Junior High School students and under.
  • Open: daily 09:30 to 17:00; closed on Mondays (except on holidays) & the 3rd Friday of each month.
  • Access: Located on the edge of Shirakawa Koen, a 5-minute walk from exit 5 of Fushimi Station.

 

Life Science Building – New Permanent Exhibitions

  • 5F – Secrets of Life – Learn about DNA and biotechnology
  • 4F – Human Body – explore the huge 25-meters tall human body.
  • 3F – Clothing, Food, and Housing – learn about the food, clothing, and housing we use in our daily lives.
  • 2F – Discovering the Earth – learn about phenomena that occur on the Earth and the history of life.

Astronomy Building
6F Planetarium – A starry sky very similar to the world’s is replicated in the world’s largest planetarium dome. Specialized curators give a live explanation about a wide range of astronomical topics every month.

New Permanent Exhibitions

  • 5F – Our Universe – learn about the cosmos and astronomy
  • 4F – Science Stage – Daily science shows with fun experiments and explanations.
Artist's Impression - As seen from Shirakawa Koen

Science & Technology Building

– New Permanent Exhibitions

  • 6F – Frontiers of Science – learn the latest science on global warming, space exploration, and the underground environment
  • 5F – Matter and Energy – learn about atoms, molecules, energy, and materials
  • 4F – Principles of Nature – explores the laws and theories of science
  • 3F – Mechanics and Technology – discover the science behind manufacturing and machines in our daily life
  • 2F – Wonders of Science – interact and discover science – look, listen, touch, move

 

- New Large Exhibitions

  • 2 & 3F – Exploring Water – learn about rain, snow, rivers, and oceans
  • 3F & 4F – Tornado Lab -
  • 4F & 5F  – Electrical Discharge Lab
  • 5F – Deep Freeze Lab

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