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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nagoya City Science Museum

The Nagoya City Science Museum in Shirakawa Park in Fushimi is one of Nagoya's most popular museums and a fun half-day trip for parents and children.

Nagoya City Science Museum
The Nagoya City Science Museum in 2009
The Nagoya City Science Museum has three buildings: a Life Science Building, Science & Technology Building and an Astronomy Building with a planetarium.

Nagoya City Science Museum, Aichi
The Nagoya City Science Museum After Its Renovation in 2012
The combined buildings have 19 floors of exhibition spaces with permanent exhibits on Electric Energy, Telecommunications, Communication Media, Dynamic Energy, Materials, Transportation, Disaster Prevention in the Science & Technology Building; Micro Life, Mechanisms Of Our Body, Food, Clothing, & Shelter, Environment - The Earth Of Tomorrow and a library and shop in the Life Science Building; plus the Planetarium, a Space Science floor and a Special Exhibition Hall in the Astronomy Building.

Astronomy Building, Nagoya City Science Museum
The Nagoya City Science Museum in 2009
Many of the exhibits are hands-on and the excellent 450-seat Planetarium has regular showings throughout the day. Every weekend and on public holidays at 10am & 2.30pm there are special shows for children with stunning visual effects.

The extensive model railways on the third floor in the transport section (one of the largest in the country) and the children's play area on the ninth floor are particularly popular with kids.

Nagoya City Science Museum, Fushimi, Nagoya
The Nagoya City Science Museum & Hayabusa Rocket

The Astronomy Building opened in 1962, followed by the Science & Technology Building in 1964 and the Life Science Building later in 1989.

Nagoya City Science Museum
2-17-1 Sakae
Naka-ku
Nagoya
460-0008
Tel: 052 201 4486
Hours: 9.30am-5pm; closed Mondays
Admission: Museum & Planetarium adults 600 yen; junior high school children and younger free; Museum only adults 300 yen

Access

Nagoya City Science Museum is adjacent to the Nagoya City Art Museum in Shirakawa Park and a stroll from the Electricity Museum.
The museum is a short walk from Fushimi Station (Exit 5) on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai subway lines or Osu Kannon on the Tsurumai Line (Exit 1).

Nagoya City Science Museum, Aichi Prefecture
Nagoya City Science Museum, Shirakawa Park, Fushimi, Nagoya

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