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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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Great for kids and kids at heart

you will need at least 1-2hours here because there are a lot of things that you can play with, tinker with and just have fun with your kids. Don't forget to try the Deep Freeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

you will need at least 1-2hours here because there are a lot of things that you can play with, tinker with and just have fun with your kids. Don't forget to try the Deep Freeing Lab where it's -30c.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Could be more interesting is they provided more english explanations every exhibits. The pass for planetarium was sold out at noon. That is quite frustrating going a long way coming here for planetarium and you won't be able to see. Still, I think we enjoyed the creativity section where people have been very accommodating.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The museum is mainly targeted at kids and allows many hands on learning experiences. However, it has three very impressive shows to impress adults only as well: the large planetarium (japanese only - so it may get somehow boring), the electric discharge lab (with AWESOME Tesla coils discharges)and the deep cold lab (they put you at -30C, which is REALLY... More 

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There is very little information in English. They have many interactive exhibits and it's a great place for families. The Planetarium isn't worth the extra fee as the show is entirely in Japanese and is basically the night sky with a computer mouse pointing to different stars with a man speaking. The museum is quite large and a family could... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our family went to the Museum in April 2015 and had a lot of interesting things to learn. The museum located in the city and can be reached by the subway plus a short walk.

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Pondicherry, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Excellent museum especially for kids...if you know Japanese you can thoroughly enjoy....planetarium show was only in English and the theme was ordinary in April

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Most of the tour, You have self explanatory notes in english and the staff can also help In giving you a direction. I would say a must visit. Be ready to spend atlas 4 hrs as thats what it takes to complete the tour with our skipping and running around likes and dislikes. Amazing moment shop across the museum also... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We made two trips out, one very late on our first day in Nagoya meaning we could only see the Planetarium and another with our entire party just before shipping out to Kanazawa. We were warned that the Planetarium was only presented in Japanese but given my experiences with other Planetariums I thought this would be okay. I was wrong:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a great place to take children. Entry prices were very reasonable and the exhibits, which extend over several floors, include lots of opportunities for interaction and exploration. One floor in particular had a play space and lots of child focussed exhibits. The only tiresome aspect of our visit was the very long queue to get into the museum.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quick visit since we got there late. Interesting but most of it is in Japanese and made for children to explore. Quite fun though but I recommend it more to families than to a group of grown ups :) Compared to Sweden were we have similar exhibits this is more in depth and advance. Would have rated it higher if... More 

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