Monday, March 12, 2007

Nagoya City Science Museum

The Nagoya City Science Museum is located in Shirakawa Park,Fushimi.It occupies three large buildings,the Life Science Building,the Science and Technology Building and the Astronomy Building which contains a Planetarium.
Museum entry is 300 yen while a pass to the planetarium and museum is 600 yen for adults.
I spent about an hour and a half in the Life Science and Science and Technology Buildings but didnt visit the Astronomy building.
Lots of hands on exhibits and videos.Unfortunately there were no English captions or labels so half the fun was working out which lever to pull or button to push.That said, you are given an English language floor guide when you buy your ticket.
Two exhibits which caught my eye were a mock up of the drivers cabin in an early model bullet train and a huge model railway layout on display on the Transportation floor.

The Museum has regular special exhibits running throughout the year.The next one due to start later this month features dinosaurs.Check out the website,click on the English option on the right of the website's front page.
The website is

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