The Miyazaki Science Center (Cosmoland) in Miyazaki city in south eastern Kyushu is located in the Cultural Forest Park right across from Miyazaki Station.
The Miyazaki Science Center opened in 1987 and focuses on space exploration, astronomy, energy and physics with lots of hands-on exhibits, popular with children.
The grounds of the Miyazaki Science Center have a 40m-tall model of a Japanese H-1 rocket and inside there is another scale model of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, which landed on the moon in 1969.
Other facilities at Miyazaki Science Center include a space lab, a handicraft workshop, an energy circus dedicated to alternative energy and nuclear power and a 6m-tall glass dome looking at the power of tornadoes.
The 27m planetarium at Miyazaki Science Center is one of the largest in Japan and offers three shows on weekdays and four shows on weekends and national holidays.
Miyazaki Science Center
Tel: 0985 23 2700
Hours: 9am-4.30pm; closed Monday
Admission: Adults 520 yen; Children: 210 yen; with planetarium adults 730 yen; children 310 yen
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