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Nagoya City Science Museum

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Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 52-201-4486

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A fantastic, hands-on museum which is cleverly organised, with each level providing a coherent display of specific scientific areas. This allows visitors to head to their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A fantastic, hands-on museum which is cleverly organised, with each level providing a coherent display of specific scientific areas. This allows visitors to head to their particular areas of interest rather than try and absorb too much in one visit. Great looking building and well worth the visit.

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McDonald
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited the special exhibit for Japanese special effects, including a large room of perfectly-scaled cityscape of Tokyo from one of the Godzilla movies. Check out the pics...it was amazingly real. The museum itself is quite uniquely built and borders a large park area where young people practice their hip hop dance on weekends, quite entertaining.

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UK
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It was large with many exhibits. Unfortunately we were unable to visit the planetarium as it was fully booked

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The museum was impressed! As we have been to many science museum in many country, this museum is one of the best. The material used is amazing . Very suitable for children below 18 to visit the staff volunteer to show us how the things work and the children learn benefited a lot. The place is clean and all the... More 

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Singapore
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43 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Plenty to see, albeit mostly in Japanese. But you wouldn't need much explanation for most of the hands-on exhibits. Children will clearly love it here. Well-worth spending a couple of hours. Just be mindful that there isn't very much else in the vicinity - restaurants, shops etc.

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Singapore
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There isn't much to do in the city of nagoya. But the museum can be a fun way to spend the day. Small distance from the Exit 5 of Fushimi Station. Provides some English translation via phone app, free wifi provided for download only. Go for the live demonstrations. Recommend the Deep Freezing lab where you can experience South Pole... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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57 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Have to ignore the school parties, but well presented science at all levels. Planetarium really worth a visit. Unfortunately no English commentary, but can make sense of what is happening and being shown.

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San Francisco, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What a great museum! If you have kids, this is a fun place to go. There is a fun room with mirror, water shooters, bubble makers, and other interactive devices that is a lot of fun and doesn't require any Japanese to enjoy. The special exhibit (dinosaur fossils in Mongolia) had a decent amount of English too. I can't soeak... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is an amazing building with a resemblence to the death star from Star Wars. I visited here with the family and was really excited to get tickets to the planatarium after queueing for over an hour. At first we spent some time walking around the science museum, which is really interesting, especially when we had 15 year olds with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All the exhibits and demos were in Japanese. The Toyota Museum was better as the facilitator speaks in English at some of the demonstration areas.

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