NMNS is the nation’s only state-administered comprehensive science museum, as well as the largest, with over 4.4 million specimens in its collection. Established in 1877, the main activities of the institution are to research, collect and preserve, and educate through exhibits and programs, with a goal to deepen the public’s appreciation for science. Over 10,000 items are on permanent exhibition in the two main buildings (Japan Gallery and Global Gallery), in addition to a special temporary exhibition. The museum also contains “Theater 36○”, featuring spatial, audio, and visual presentations on themes such as space, dinosaurs, and evolution.
Address : 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
Phone : +81-3-5777-8600
Region : Tokyo | Ueno
Category : Museums and Galleries
Official Site : Link
Admission : Permanent Exhibition- Adults and university students : ¥620 / High school students and younger, seniors aged 65 and over : Free
Special Exhibition - Different according to exhibition.
Hours : 9:00 to 17:00 / Friday and Saturday : 9:00 to 20:00 (Last entry 30 mins before closing)
Closed on Monday (Open if Monday is a national holiday, closed the following day), during year-end and new year holidays