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National Museum of Nature and Science

7-20 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-8718, Japan
+81 3-5777-8600
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Ranked #3 of 65 attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There's a lot to see inside, but even if you have limited time, I would recommend it for the amazing 360 degree theater. It really feels like you're flying, you have to experience it yourself!

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Helsinki, Finland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is one of the museums in the Ueno park and well worth a visit. Three floors and includes both ethnographic presentations and a lot of the fauna and flora plus rocks of Japan. As my wife noted, this is one of the fw museums where the exhibits include even stone age women, and not only men! The rock collection... More

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Zushi, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited with our seven year old daughter and do not speak or read much Japanese. We didn't need it! This is a HUGE museum with excellent support for many languages. We found the (installed) computers with different language selections to be quite adequate and really enjoyed the diversity of exhibits and the quality! We especially enjoyed the animal exhibit... More

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Beijing, China
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very good place to spend few hours in Tokyo. we got there in a Sunday morning and there was no lines. the price was around USD 18 for both exhibitions. the time was very well spend and anything from levels B2 to 2 are very nice for adults and kids (specially the level 2). The museum is close by keno... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

There's so much to see and experience here that it's definitely worth dropping by if you like science museums.

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Japan gallery was interesting but you want to get to the Global Gallery situated in a newer building. Although I agree that more English would be good, it is still mind boggling! Each floor is different. The highlights for us were guiding ourselves around the solar system, the hundreds of incredible fossils and the interaction area, where you could... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I visited in October 2012. There needed to be more English support, as I generally wasn't 100% sure what was going on for parts of it. However as a nature museum it is quite visual and it's nice to look around. The price was very cheap and it is located beside Ueno Zoo, so I did both in one day.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I think this is even better than the Natural HIstory museums in New York and London. The science bit is great for kids, with lots of interactive exhibits, and the dinosaur exhibit is breathtaking. You can get up really close, under, and even though fossilized skeletons which are millions of years old.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Tucked to the sides of Ueno park, this museum was a nice surprise to stroll through. Of course we went here special to see Hachiko, born in 1923, with a special bond for her owner. Each floor is displays many varieties of breeds of insects, animals, and other cool science inventions. Good to visit with children.

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Vancouver, Canada
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61 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I wasn't sure what I was going to exactly, I pictured something along the lines of the Natural History Museum in NYC, but it's much more than that. This really is a science museum and that's what makes it awesome. It has so much cool interactive stuff, not just for kids, that mixes the fun displays and pictures with something... More

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