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National Science Museum (Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan)

National Science Museum (Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan) Review

The six buildings of the complex house everything from fossils to moon rocks—the 30-meter (98-foot) model of a blue whale perched at the entrance is a huge hit with kids. And what self-respecting science museum wouldn't have dinosaurs? Look for them in the B2F Exhibition Hall, in the newest annex. Although the museum occasionally outdoes itself with special exhibits, it's pretty conventional and provides few hands-on learning experiences. Kids seem to like it, but this is not a place to linger if your time is short.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 7–20 Ueno Koen, Taitō-ku, Ueno and Yanaka, Tokyo, 110-8718 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/5777-8600
  • Cost: ¥600; additional fee for special exhibits
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–5
  • Website:
  • Subway: JR Ueno Station (Koen-guchi/Park Exit)
  • Location: Ueno
Updated: 08-19-2013

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