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National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
Learn About the Formation of Earth and the Japanese Archipelago.
Located in Ueno Park, this is the only national comprehensive science museum focusing on natural history and the history of science and technology.
The "Japan Gallery" features a Neo-Renaissance Western-style building that was completed in 1931 and is designated as an important cultural property of Japan. The gallery exhibits the nature and formation of the Japanese archipelago, the process of formation of the Japanese people, and the history of their relationship with nature. On the basement floor, there is a museum shop and the 360-degree theater, "THEATER 36◯."
The "Global Gallery" exhibits the path of evolution that life has taken, repeatedly experiencing birth and extinction amid changes in the global environment, and the history of human wisdom. The dinosaur skeletons exhibited on the basement floor, including the Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops, are a must-see for their overwhelming power!
Outdoors, there are many highlights, such as the rocket launcher that launched Japan's first artificial satellite, "Osumi."
Thrilling skeletons of tyrannosaurus and triceratops.
The “Japan Gallery” is a neo-renaissance-style building finished in 1931 featuring an airplane-type design meant to represent the science and technology of the time. Designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
Outdoor displays include a rocket launcher which launched Japan’s first satellite “Osumi” and a freight train steam locomotive that was in operation until 1975.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)
We have museum guides in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Is free WiFi available in the facility?
Yes, it is.
Are coin lockers available?
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 7-20 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
- 03-5777-8600（Hello Dial Service）
Mondays (The following day if Monday is a holiday), Dec. 28th to Jan. 1st
※Subject to temporary closures.
- Business Hours
9:00am - 5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
※Subject to change.
630 yen, free for high school students and younger
※Additional fee required for admission to special exhibits.
※Free for guests over 65 years of age (ID required)
※Free admission to permanent exhibits on May 18th and November 3rd
(1) About a 5-minute walk from the park exit of the JR Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, and Ueno Tokyo Line’s Ueno Station
(2) About a 10-minute walk from exit 7 of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hibiya Line’s Ueno Station
(3) About a 10-minute walk from the main exit of the Keisei Line’s Keisei Ueno Station
- Credit Cards
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)