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National Museum of Nature and Science

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Address: 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
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bones, stuffed creatures, diversity of life

I really like the exhibits that showed the whole evolutionary tree of how all the different plant families and species are related. It was very amazing to see the diversity of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Ayuthaya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I really like the exhibits that showed the whole evolutionary tree of how all the different plant families and species are related. It was very amazing to see the diversity of life forms. The stuffed four-legged animals and birds were really cool too.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in two minds about going here as the sign said much of the exhibits were closed, we went in anyway and were surprised at how much there was to do and they have done a good job at keeping parts of the exhibition open whilst renovating. There are not many English descriptions on exhibits but if you seek... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Even with the English audio that we hired for 300 yen each, this museum proved challenging. Not one English reference anywhere which I find the norm in Japan. The audio tended to get lost as well and it was hard to follow. In saying that, really enjoyed the section relating to our genus and the advent of the homo sapien.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The museum is under restoration until June and some section is not available. They give notice about this before sell the tickets. Anyway, reading so many enthusiastic comments, I remained disappointed. Maybe it's a must the audio guide... I didn't take it. No any English description Very nice the Dinosaurs skeletons section (Evolution of Life B2F), minimal the "Progress in... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was expecting the museum to be interesting, but it was beyond my imagination. I had a chance to try the new tablet with sound, for free, which was being tested by them. So I stayed more than 4 hours walking no stop until my legs were shaking. I had to stop because I was tired after many days walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I liked the dinosaurs a lot. I've never seen most animals or dinosaurs in person (skeletons) until I came here. Magnificent, beautiful Bone structures. The beasts are incredibly monolith as well. The human evolution expedition is cool too, They had so much more history and bones than I thought they would. Cons: Half the place is under contruction. Can be... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My kids (girl at 4 and boy at 6) loved the dinosaur exhibition so much! The dinosaurs were exhibited in a way that was both educational and interesting, even young kids who could not read had a lot of fun. Other exhibition halls were also great, for example the plants and fishes. Outside the museum you can also take a... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My son simply loves this museum. So do I. Several of the exhibits had interactive kiosks and the animals are fascinating. My son spent hours here photographing the animals and dinos. It really teaches you in a visceral way about biodiversity. Really fascinating. There are many kiosks that have English but if you want an audio guide in English I... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I was here as a chaperone for a group of kindergartners, and we had a ball. Not comparable to DC museums, perhaps, but I'm sure I'm biased. The exhibits were lovely, and it's definitely worth visiting if you live in Tokyo or you're there for an extended trip. If you've only got a few days, this isn't a major attraction.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum souvenir store was the highlight as there were a wide range of gifts not just for children. Check if exhibits ARE open- when I went most of the exhibits were under construction. It is a well-represented museum and would be a really nice place if only there were ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONS! I only heard after I left that there... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.