NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

Nagoya City Science Museum

Nagoya City Science Museum houses the biggest planetarium in the world. Outside the museum, tourists will be greeted by the giant silver globe. It is a famous landmark in the city and the sphere has a diameter of 35 meters where visitors can enjoy a 30 minute program about the galaxy and constellation with a highly realistic starry sky and aurora images.

The only problem that non-Japanese visitors might encounter is that the language used in this planetarium is not dubbed in English.

 NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

The museum is open from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and the last admission time is 4:30 P.M.

Tickets to get inside the Nagoya City Science Museum are in reasonable price and affordable.

FOR Adults

  • Museum & Planetarium 800 yen
  • Museum only 400 yen

High school & university students

  • Museum & Planetarium 500 yen
  • Museum only 200 yen

Junior high school students & under (Free)

 NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

Nagoya City Science Museum is a 6-storey building and each floor offers different science experience.

In the first floor, visitors can get their entrance tickets. Entering the museum, you’ll see the Foucault Pendulum.

The second floor has two sections: Discovering the Earth and Wonders of Science.

The third floor exhibits the clothing, housing and ways of living of Japanese people during the old days and also the modern setting. Mechanics and technology such as trains and subways can also be seen in this floor.

 


There is another museum to check out in Nagoya, The Nagoya Electricity Museum.


NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS
NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

The fourth floor shows the wonders of human body and the principles of nature.

The fifth floor is where you can find the secrets of life and it also educates visitors about matter and energy.

The sixth floor is where the laboratory can be found. You’ll also see the frontiers of science.

 NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS


If you are planning to go to Tokyo and Nagoya, here is our sample itinerary.

 


 NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

Visiting Nagoya City Science Museum is highly recommended due to various science shows such as the Tornado Lab, Deep Freezing Lab and Electric Discharge Lab.

If you haven’t seen a tornado up close and personal, this is your chance to look at how a tornado forms.

NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS
NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

The Electric Discharge Lab is an awesome place for geek and science fans. They will surely enjoy watching the bolts of electricity twisting around the air from two towering Tesla coils.

Discover how water is circulated on Earth in the Exploring Water lab.

 

NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS
NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM, TEAM UY TRAVELS

To complete your family trip to Nagoya, you may want to visit other hotspots. Read our post about exploring Nagoya.

36 Comments

  1. Hope to visit this one soon! #Japan2021 woohoo hahaha

    1. bagay ito sa mga science geek like you cez. 🙂

  2. Hello again! I enjoyed reading this article – I like to visit technical and scientific museums. To be honest, I got the most impressed with the tornado effect 🙂 If I ever go to Japan, I need to take my sister for this trip. She’s a PhD student of similar sciences and for sure she would enjoy it as well.

    Btw. If you visit my homeland Poland, go to the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. There’re often very interesting scientific exhibitions changing once in a few months 🙂

  3. FlySoulmates says:

    Museum of Sience? hmm looks amazing! I need to check it out!

  4. Cassie says:

    This museum sounds amazing! My kids would love this!

  5. I’ve been to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara. Can’t wait to visit Nagoya too as I have a lot of friends living there.

  6. I absolutely loved this post – short, crisp, and I love science shows and museums.

  7. Shanab says:

    I love museums! This post really made me wish I was exploring it too.

  8. Luna S says:

    It looks like they have some pretty amazing life sized attractions to check out, My kids would love this place.

  9. My kids would love to go there! They love all things science and science museums are their favorite.

  10. Oh wow what a beautiful place! Thank you so much for all of the information, I must go visit this one day!

  11. it’s been awhile since the last time i went to a science museum… i suppose the last time i did, it was back when it was during my school years, which took place in more than 2 decades ago. lol.

    but reading this and seeing your pictures, that intrigues me to go there because technology is more advanced nowadays and i want to see the difference now. maybe not in nagoya, but let’s cross the finger to see my chance shall we? 😛

  12. Pari says:

    I am such a fan of Japan. This time I visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara. Even though I passed by Nagoya on the Shinkansen many times, I never made a stop. Now, I wish I had. I hope I visit Japan again.

  13. Wow! This looks like such a fun place. I always love a good science museum. I haven’t gotten to visit Japan just yet but would love to one day.

  14. Wow! I lived in Osaka, Japan for 3 months, but never though to explore Nagoya. I’ll definitely have to visit this museum the next time I find myself in Japan! 🙂

  15. This sounds waaay better than the one in my hometown in Canada that we grew up with, I wouldn’t have thought to go visit it, but now I definitely will. Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Good post. I can attest that if you stop by Nagoya, you should definitely visit this museum.

  17. Take me there, ahaha:) What a nice one! Enjoy your dreams and keep giving inspiration to the others!

  18. I love visiting museums when traveling! Also, I am so happy that it is free for junior high children and under – this is pretty rare for me.

  19. alison netzer says:

    We always love science museums! This one seems so comprehensive with lots to do. Kids will be in heaven

  20. Thank you for giving concise and wonderful information about the museum. Appreciate the heads up that non-Japanese visitors might encounter a language problem. So will make sure we go with our Japanese friends 🙂

  21. This museum looks like so much fun! I also love planetariums. I’ll have to add it to my list!

  22. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    Wow! It seems like your little one enjoyed the trip (more likely the dad too).
    This reminds me of our family trip in Kobe last June. The Kawasaki Good Times Museum also offers a lot of interactive displays. 🙂 You should try to visit it too. 🙂

  23. ooh so science-y! My brother would absolutely love this place.

  24. I would totally geek out at the Nagoya Science Museum. I would love to see the electricity bolts from the Tesla coils!

  25. Pujarini says:

    We love museums. Hope we visit this one someday. Great post.

  26. This looks like a phenomenal museum! Thanks for sharing information about what would be a great place to visit!

  27. Tif says:

    What a great experience for kids and adults! I love seeing different science museums!

  28. As an engineer, I am always up to visit science and technology museums. And the one in Nagoya is really cool, would love to get there.

  29. Kelly says:

    This looks like a really cool place. When I was younger, I loved going to the Boston Museum of Science. This brought back some memories.

  30. Jessica says:

    You had me at ‘biggest planetarium in the world’ and the deal was cinched when I read that young kids are free. Im hoping to get to Japan at the end of the year and have added this to the bucket list!

  31. It looks amazing.

  32. Wow what an experience! I would love to see how a tornado works, up for a museum 🙂

  33. We are big fans of science museums and for some reason had never heard of this place! Japan is top of our list of places to go, so will need to put this into our itinerary 🙂

  34. This is such an amazing museum! I am glad to know about the biggest planetarium in the world. Would definitely make a visit there! Great pictures!

  35. Have been to science mueseums in the US. Quite similar

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