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.
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.
- 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 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.
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
If you are planning to go to Tokyo and Nagoya, here is our sample itinerary.
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.
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.
To complete your family trip to Nagoya, you may want to visit other hotspots. Read our post about exploring Nagoya.