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Nagoya City Science Museum

Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 52-201-4486
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Ranked #6 of 129 Attractions in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
5 reviews 5 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
55 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I didn't actually get to visit this place - although I wanted to & it looks very impressive from the outside. But it is closed on a Monday & that happened to be the day I was there. Make sure you know that if you really want to go there!

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This museum was highly recommended but nobody said you need to understand Japanese to enjoy it. When we were there there were 2 cool things, artificial typhoon and super cold room which there is limited tickets given out daily. Not recommended if you don't understand Japanese.

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Hinesville, Georgia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I went while they had a exhibit on city planning, and it was really nice. They also had a kids area and some really cool interactive teaching tools. I also went to the planetarium for a show, it's the big ball part of the building. But I went when I first got there, so my Japanese was pretty terrible. I... More 

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