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The National Science Museum focuses on the Earth, Nature and the path of humanity

From JR Ueno Station, Park exit it is a 5-minute walk to the museum located in Ueno Park. They have over 4,290,000 items in the Japan Pavilion and Earth Pavilion. The exhibits are devoted to natural history, and the history of science and technology. They have elaborate configurations including spectacular dinosaur fossils. In addition, there is a 360-degree omnidirectional screen at the “THEATER36.” It has been very popular since its opening. The films highlight the changes in the world since the days of dinosaur. It is an experience you don’t want to miss!


They thinks global at the National Science Museum!

You can’t help but admire the life force of the Earth with all of its human beings, plants and animals if you go to the National Science Museum (国立科学博物館). In the Japan Pavilion the museum exhibits tell of the meteorites that fell and the living history of the Japan Islands and Japanese ancestry. Renewed in July of 2015 the Earth Pavilion reviews the history of the planet from the Big Bang of the universe that occurred 4,600,000,000 years ago. You will be blown away by the scale of the exhibits that include stuffed birds, mammals, dinosaur fossils and skeletons!

There are interesting hands-on exhibits at the National Science Museum!

The Earth Museum on the second floor is dedicated to “exploring Earth’s science and technology.” Its observation station is updated with near real-time information about Earth from satellites. For example, they show temperature and geomagnetic fluctuations from around the planet. You can place your hand on the big screen and interact with the video and have a future film-like experience. Parents and children can enjoy exploring the 3rd floor together where they can see (from various angles) the skeletons of Tyrannosaurus Rex and other stuffed animals. (Admission is required. For more information, see the Museums website. )

Check out the special exhibitions that are there for a limited time!

“Special exhibitions” at the National Science Museum are also held for limited times. Since 2015 more than 300,000 people have visited the “life breakthrough” exhibition with the popular work of Buri. Please check their website for other various “special exhibition” that will be held.