Nagoya Science Museum
Nagoya-shi Kagaku-kan
"Brother Earth"

The beautiful visuals over the whole sky make us feel like traveling space.

Nagoya City Science Museum World's Largest Planetarium
(with the old former planetarium)

Nagoya City Sciens Museum's planetarium is the largest in the world (35 meters in internal diameter and 20 meters high).
They use the latest technology with a Carl Zeiss's projector IX (UNIVERSALRIUM)
The dome is fully covered in LCD screens.
The large dome and high quarity projector show us more natural night sky than we've ever seen.
They also achieve diverse theme of videos and create an entertaining show of planetarium with music.
The dome has separate reclining seats, which turn 60 degrees from side to side, for 350 spectators.

* In 2010, Sogo Kagaku Hakubutsukan's planetarium (Niihama C. Ehime Pref.) was world No. 1in scale (30 meters in diameter)
and Kyoiku Center Planetarium (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo) had world No. 1 quarity (number of projected stars[140 million] and minimum distortion)


Night-Time Projection

Program for adults held from 18:30 to 19:30
In addition to the general projection of the month, they feature a special laser show and topics.
Projections are in Japanese.

 Date  Theme Period for application
 Dec.24(Sat) 2011  Stars of Christmas Nov.1(Tue) - Dec.3(Sat)
 Jan.21 (Sat) 2012 The creation of the universe   Dec.1(Thu) - Dec.24(Sat)
Feb.18 (Sat) 2012  fantasy - aurora Jan.4(Wed) - Jan.28(Sat) 
 Mar.17 (Sat) 2012 The Solar System Adventure   Feb.1(Wed) - Feb.25(Sat)

Admission: 700yen

Reservation is required
 You have to send double post card with preferred date, and representative's name, address,
phone number, number of the participants (up to 5) to the address below.
(How to write a double-postal card is here)
If more than the fixed number of people applies, a lottery will be held to select participants.

2-17-1, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008
Nagoya Science Museum OOOO/(preferred date) night projection


The number of planetarium in Japan is ranked number 2 in the world.

Country/area Number of planetarium
USA approx. 1500
Japan approx. 400
Europe approx. 500
Asia (except Japan) approx. 300


9:30 - 17:00 (last entry 16:30)

Mondays (If Monday falls on a holiday, available the next business day)
The 3rd Friday (If the 3rd Friday falls on a holiday, available the 4th Friday.)

<Exhibitions only>
Adult:400yen, Univ. student and senior high schooler: 200yen ,junior high schooler and under: free

<Exhibitions and Planetarium>
Adult:800yen, Univ. student and senior high schooler: 500yen ,junior high schooler and under: free

2-17-1, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya

Get off at Fushimi Sta. on the Higashiyama or Tsurumai Subway Line.
Take exit 5.
A 5-min. walk to the south.

Parking lot
Pay parking lot in Shirakawa Park



Kikuko's Website Science Museum

Nagoya City Science Museum Official Website is here