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Osaka Science Museum

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Address: 4-2-1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 6-6444-5656

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All about interactivity, not too many exhibits

Many mixed reviews for this one, it must be because it is all over the guides and the people see some average museum. It is not true, there is lots of stuff to try and experiment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
Ivan N
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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The contents covered in the museum might be informative and interesting, but all the words there are in Japanese. Apart from the fourth floor, where you can really find something to touch or move or look at, on the other floors you won't discover anything. Therefore it isn't worth it to pay a visit here.

Thank sych2014
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Osaka Science Museum is mostly built for kids. I used to live in near New York and later near Chicago and frequently went to the science museums in those cities. Osaka being one of the largest cities in Japan, I expected more. It's a good place to take kids on a hot summer day, but it feels old and... More 

Thank Garrek S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second science museum visit in Japan, the last one was in Nagoya. I think their museum are mainly serve for locals, so English is not available for most exhibitions. This one is a bit dated in compare. There are 4 levels in Osaka science museum, each level has a theme, physics, chemistry and sound, basement is the... More 

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Rowland Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We decided to go to the museum when the temperature outside was reaching 100. We first had a decent lunch at the museum's cafe and then spent about two hours waiting for our teenage son to check out all the displays. Although there were a lot of adorable kindergarten age children dong their field trips to the museum, but this... More 

Thank BigFishDiveClub
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Love to learn about science but since there was little to no English and the volunteers spoke little to no English I wasn't able to learn anything new . Don't waste time or money here unless you know Japanese

Thank jbnewburg
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Many mixed reviews for this one, it must be because it is all over the guides and the people see some average museum. It is not true, there is lots of stuff to try and experiment. I have seen some bigger science museums in other cities in the world, but this one is almost exclusively hands-on which is a must... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A good place to visit. Much of the exhibits are hands on and very entertaining. The building well organised on four levels. Work down from no 4. It was so delightful to see the eager school children visiting. A fun place.

Thank 429Happy
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

We were able to kill time as we go around but we never really learned at least something new as there was no English caption neither did the Planetarium. It is a nice place for kids to explore since there's a lot of interactive displays in the area. Still a nice place to explore if you happen to pass by... More 

Thank Kathleen B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Planetarium is supposed to be good (it was closed when we visited) The rest ov the museum is seriously average though. Good to kill 30 mins, wouldnt recommend going out of your way to visit though.

Thank alig321
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18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Quite disappointed with this museum as it's small and not much exhibits. My son (12 yr) got bored after a short while. He is very interested in science but the exhibits are simple and not interesting. My daughter (7 yr) was busy exploring and playing though.

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