The Osaka Science Museum (大阪市立科学館, Ōsaka Shiritsu Kagakukan) is a science museum in Naka-no-shima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. The museum is located between the Dōjima River and the Tosabori River, above Osaka's subterranean National Museum of Art. Opened in 1989, the museum was constructed to mark the 100th anniversary of Osaka City. The construction was funded through a 6.5 billion yen donation toward building costs from Kansai Electric. Its theme is "The Universe and Energy". Before the war a similar museum opened in 1937. It was known as the Osaka City Electricity Science Museum and it was both the first science museum and the first planetarium in Japan.
The Science Museum's primary permanent exhibition consists of four floors of mainly interactive science exhibits, totaling 200 items, with each floor focusing on a different theme. There is also a live science show with science demonstrations several times per day. Like the rest of the museum, these demonstrations are in Japanese only and visitors may require prior scientific knowledge to enjoy them.
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Faize Khodaperest | Mar 31, 2018
It was surprisingly very entertaining and delightful experience on a very rainy and windy day in Osaka City. Great day activity for both families and couples alike. A lot of Japanese people had gone there with their dates. Some of the science experiments require you to be two people. Three floors of interactive and educating science stuff. Most explanations and descriptions are in Japanese so perhaps not the best if you don't know any Japanese or don't really understand science. They are only open until 5pm so male sure you come about two hours before if you really want to read and experience most of the stuff in there without rushing through it. Bring your university ID with you if you study in the University.
nia dianti | Mar 20, 2018
Right place to explore and experience science with fun learning tools. Children (& even adults) can enjoy this place. It has planetarium that show a movies several times a day. It is located in front of Osaka Museum of Art.
Henry Lam | Feb 28, 2018
A fun place for all those who enjoy Science and like to understand how every day things work. There is more value in this if you enter using a one-day or 2 day pass. We completed this place in 40 minutes, but that was towards closing. So I'm guessing average time spent here should be around 40-60 minutes.
Arvis K, | Mar 3, 2018
Get your hands on science! Only direct encounter can make people to better understand how the things work. And this museum is the place for it. I recommend to spend at least 2 hours for exhibition and another 45 mins for planetarium (in Japanese but the views are stunning even without understanding the language).
Vurtle C | Mar 2, 2018
More catered to young children and middle schoolers as there are fun activities to try out. Or it's also for people who want to review their knowledge of Science. The transition between each floor is a bit perplexing as certain floor you can use the elevator and other floors with the escalator or the stairs.
Bobby Chan | Aug 16, 2018
One of the better science museums I’ve been to. Maybe not the newest in terms of technology inside, but there’s a lot of hands on things to try. Excellent for the kids. My 6 year old son loved it.
Luis Aparicio | Jul 17, 2018
Interesting museum if science. Similar to the Science and Industry museum in Chicago. Cheap and with easy access. Nevertheless, only Japanese is the language available for all the information and attractions. So keep that in mind.
Andrew Relf | Jul 25, 2018
Would be really good with kids. We were going to the art museum next door but it was closed for exhibit change out so we came here instead. English descriptions are scant but the exhibits are good. Lots of interactive stuff for kids.
Vincent Tan | Jul 3, 2018
Many fun and educational demonstrations for all sorts of space, chemistry, physics, electricity etc. related topics. Absolutely worth the ~¥300 entry. Did not try the planetarium as it wasn't available until 2pm, perhaps because the school groups booked it. The ~5 school groups made the visit extremely lively.
Jenna T | Jun 7, 2018
Definitely one of the best science museums I’ve been to and would definitely recommend for both kids and adults. On top of having a lot of hands-on interactive learning for kids, there’s a lot of exhibits about modern scientific discoveries. The vast majority of the museum is in Japanese, however the English speaking staff happily explains exhibits and answers questions. The 4 floors were definitely worth the ¥600
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