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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 66 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Definitely visit this part of Ueno if you are traveling with young kids. This is a fun museum, my toddler loved it. Also in the area is a park, amusement park, play ground, lots of museums.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I don't rate this museum as amazing, like some others do, it compares well to our museums in Australia though. I definitely suggest paying the fee for the audio guide system so you can have English descriptions of what you are looking at. It makes it a much more educating experience as there is a lot to see. Definitely the... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is one of the more exciting museums I ever visited, with couple practical exhibitions (trying to power lightbulb through spining wheel etc) mainly for kids, but even adult can enjoy them (we did :). Stuffed animals are kinda creepy and not that pretty, but everything else was nice. There is even 360 degree theater which is fantastic for the... More

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The architecture in this part of town is amazing. The museum itself is very large with a lot to see. The special exhibit was about human waste and toilets...pretty quirky and was unexpected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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