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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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Very interesting for children

Big, with different floors for different sciences. Offers many hands-on experience. Tickets will be cheaper if you buy the ticket for the art museum also. There is a nice cafe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good place that leads you to play, think and understand about the science. Many school groups go. Very sophisticated!

Thank Giselle H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The science museum has some fantastic displays but the English audio guide explanations are very limited. The planetarium is huge and would be great to see if it was in English, made it hard to stay awake while reclined back in a comfy chair not understanding a word of what was being said.

Thank Jamie F
Tangerang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big, with different floors for different sciences. Offers many hands-on experience. Tickets will be cheaper if you buy the ticket for the art museum also. There is a nice cafe with electric sockets right outside the museum.

Thank Darwinia-Id
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is quite large and has a lot of interactive exhibits with most with English translation. We went inside the planetarium as well against the ticket seller's advice. She warned us that it was all going to be in Japanese but we persisted anyway. The planetarium show was largely lengthy explanations in Japanese, where we thought it might have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This science museum has a nice view from the outside and a btter look on the inside. There is a planetarium that you can visit and several science things that you can see.

Thank Raul C
Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

A nice place to have your kids run around for a few hours as there are many interactive science stuff to play with over several levels. But its crowded on weekend and most things are in Japanese.

Thank Lucell
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The museum would be great if there was english translation. Everthing is in japanese and is quite a waste because my children love science and was disappointed.

Thank nrwtjpr
Nagoya, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This museum has some interesting things to see such as the cold room and the planetarium however if you are a tourist it's a bit difficult as everything is in Japanese with no foreign language assistance.

Thank pope86
Bartlett, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We took a tour of this place while I was there because the planetarium was named and bought by the company I work for. It was a nice place. There are a lot of interactive things for kids to do there and the planetarium is the largest in the world. Pretty cool to see.

Thank Robertv96
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great museum but since we did not speak nor understand the lingo, it took the shine off the visit. The -30 degree cold-room was our highlight. As its a popular attraction, go queue earlier for limited free tickets on the same level.

Thank BertSG

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