“Nagoya City Science Museum” not only has the largest planetarium in the world, but is also famous as one of the largest experience-based science museums in Japan.
Good access from Nagoya Station, so it is recommended for sightseeing.
“Brother Earth”, The Largest Planetarium Dome In The World
The silver planetarium dome “Brother Earth” is one of the symbols of Nagoya.
The name was given with the thought that children deepen their interest and understanding of the universe and foster a spirit of protecting the beautiful earth.
It is famous for being certified by Guinness Records as the world’s largest planetarium.
The planetarium has an inner diameter of 35m, and the latest optical planetarium is in the center.
About 700 panels are used on the ceiling.
There are also plenty of exhibits related to the universe.
If you just want to see the exhibition, you can visit without a planetarium ticket.
“Science & Engineering Zone” , The Place To Learn Through Experiments
This is a large exhibition where you can see the water circulating from the sea to clouds, rain, rivers and the sea.
It is very interesting to visualize magnetic force, light refraction, sound vibration and water wave.
It can artificially generate a tornado-like air vortex.
Several times a day, the staff will also have time to explain, and at this time there will be show-style effects such as changing the color of the lights or flying the balloons.
“Frigid Labo” is where you can rent a cold clothes and experience the world of minus 30 degrees.
The aurora image is projected on the ceiling, so you can experience the cold while thinking about life in the polar regions.
“Discharge Labo” is where you can see the electric spark emitted from the Tesla coil.
In other words, it is an artificial lightning, and a powerful sounds because it is close.
The locker number is given by the element symbol.
There is playfulness.
“Life Science Zone”, The Place To Experience The Wonders Of Life & Nature
This is Mapusaurus’s restoration skeleton.
Much like Tyrannosaurus, Mapusaurus is a little bit longer and was just named in 2007.
There is also a zone where you can learn about the human body, DNA and biotechnology.
A 5-minute walk from Exit 4 or 5 of “Fushimi” Station.
Ticket for exhibition zone only : 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for high school and university students
Ticket for planetarium viewing and exhibition zone : 800 yen for adults, 500 yen for high school and university students
*Free for junior high school students and younger
Regular holiday : Monday