National Museum of Nature and Science

  • Museums
  • Ueno
  1. National Museum of Science and Nature
    Photo: National Museum of Science and Nature
  2. National Museum of Science and Nature
    Photo: National Museum of Science and Nature
  3. Dinosaur skeletons at the National Museum of Science and Nature in Ueno
    Photo: National Museum of Science and NaturePhoto: National Museum of Science and Nature
  4. National Museum of Science and Nature
    Photo: National Museum of Science and Nature
  5. National Museum of Science and Nature
    Photo: National Museum of Science and Nature
  6. National Museum of Science and Nature
    Photo: National Museum of Science and Nature
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Time Out says

It’s easy to spend an entire day at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno Park. The two large permanent exhibitions spread out over two buildings are equally enjoyable for both children and adults due to their engaging, hands-on exhibits. Start your adventure at the ‘Japan Gallery’ which focuses on the country’s formation, its indigenous flora and fauna and the island’s first inhabitants.

The ‘Global Gallery’, meanwhile, concerns itself with everything from science and astronomy to the evolution of life dating back more than four billion years–expect to ogle at fossils of extinct species and life-size dinosaur skeletons, which were partially assembled from actual bones. You can also trace the progress of modern technology by studying the many Japanese inventions developed since the Edoperiod (1603-1868). The large souvenir shop offers everything from cookies to dinosaur books and stuffed animals.

Details

Address:
7-20 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Tokyo
Transport:
Ueno Station (Yamanote line), park exit; (Ginza, Hibya lines) Shinobazu exit.
Price:
¥630, free for high school students and younger
Opening hours:
9am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm), closed Mon (Tue if Mon is hols)
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