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Nagoya City Science Museum

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Address: 2-17-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008, Aichi Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 52-201-4486
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Great, but don't go on a sunday

this was a huge centre with lots of things for chn to explore. All in Japanese though. It has the largest planetarium in the world but Sunday was so packed all shows booked out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
annie g
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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fun walk around and the planetarium is very impressive but the show is too long if you can't understand what is being said. Too bad everything is in Japanese...

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Thank Maayan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was fun to visit the science museum in Nagoya. Most of the stuff on regular floors was hands-on. My sixteen year old as well as eleven year old enjoyed so much that we ran out of time to go through every single floor. We spent about three hours on those floors and headed to the planetarium. To be honest,... More 

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Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this was a huge centre with lots of things for chn to explore. All in Japanese though. It has the largest planetarium in the world but Sunday was so packed all shows booked out. The shows are all in Japanese. Nice play ground next door and an outside area as well. small gift shop and cafe. Worth going to and... More 

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Thank annie g
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time in the science centre. Most of it was in Japanese but there was still a lot of interactive exhibits to play with. We saw the planetarium as well. Commentary was in Japanese so we didn't understand the words but the images and use of space is amazing.

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Thank Ali-C-Cbr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hands-on museum for all ages, and my son had a great time. I saw kids of all ages, though high school, playing with the demonstration displays. Very interactive and encompasses many areas of science. The only drawback was the lack of English signage, and the planetarium show was entirely in Japanese. The museum does offer a... More 

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Thank Jessica G
Nagoya, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High quality exhibition/smart toys for both adults and kids. Can recommend. And the park in front is pretty awesome with weird people..

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Thank Kan F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are a lot of things to try in the museum from 2-6 floors. It is of good value of money. Unfortunately, there is no translation on site in all items, so it is very inconvenient for foreigners. Moreover, the planetarium is in Japanese only. The foreigners can download their app which provides audio for limited items.

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Thank Janet C
Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibitions in that museum are good and interesting, interracial. You should go to planetarium it's beautiful just whole museum is Japanese and you can't understand a thing.

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Thank Diana L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Wow I'm so impressed by this museum! There were so many things to see there! The ones that really caught my attention was fisrt a mechanism where you place your forehead and close your ears and suddenly you can hear sounds of birds, water.... Magic! An other one was a tornado stimulator wow again! The planetarium was incredible, though I... More 

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Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Nagoya Science Museum is a place for kids - a science playground, that is. I was lucky to have come to this museum during a special exhibit about dinosaurs - major win there. The displays inside are engaging and creative, which makes this museum a fun place for learning for both young and adult. All displays are captioned primarily in... More 

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