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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately some of the exhibits were close when I visited this museum but the ones I did see was a very interesting, I would like to second visit

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum was brilliant. It was fairly cheap to get in to and I also got an audio guide which was fairly cheap. There was lots to see and it was interesting to learn about Japan and it's history. The 360 theatre was amazing - I didn't understand much as it was in Japanese, but the experience of 'floating' through... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tokyo has so many science museum. I think each district have their own. But we chose Ueno Natural Science Museum because it is near ueno park and national museum. We thought it all can be done in half day, then we'd go to ameyoko to find halal food(since we're muslims). But Nah,...we were spending so much time and enjoying ourselves... More

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Perth, Australia
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80 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There are many things to like about this museum, but they were overwhelmed a bit by the lack of attention to detail (e.g. with signage for non-Japanese readers). Museum buildings are quite old, except for the new parts. We enjoyed the 360 visual experience, but even that needed a bit of help for non-Japanese speakers. Some parts of the museum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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