The Miyazaki Science Center is the perfect experience for science lovers, with interactive exhibits to be enjoyed by the whole family as it appeals to both adults and children.

  • Miyazaki Science Museum

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    Upon entering Cosmoland, as the museum is also known, ‘Dr. Cosmo’ the animatronic introduces the museum and its hands-on exhibits based on the principles of physics. Some of these exhibits include English translations, so although brushing up on your Japanese language is highly recommended and beneficial, don’t stress too much - you’ll still be able to enjoy yourself and get involved in the interactive displays.

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    The museum houses one of the world’s largest planetariums which, at 27 meters in diameter, was once awarded the Guinness World Record for being the largest in scale. It offers three shows on weekdays and four shows on weekends, so make sure you check out at least one of these not-to-miss shows. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to check out the real sized model of the Apollo 11 that landed on the moon in 1969, a Gemini Spacecraft and a 40-meter scaled model of a Japanese H-1 rocket. Look inside the life-size rocket replica outside the entrance to see robots and a spacecraft lander.

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    The planetarium changes programs every season, continuously drawing in audiences into the overflowing presence of outer space, so if you have already visited the museum, a second time will provide with new options to explore and more eye-opening experiences. The many display items are deliberately arranged so that you can play with them and gain scientific knowledge through hands-on experiences, making your scientific educational journey one to remember.

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    But the fun doesn't stop there; a section of the center known as the energy circus gives you the ins and outs on alternative energy, a six-meter tall glass dome showcases the power of tornadoes, and visitors can engage further through a handicraft workshop. There are many fun activities to indulge yourself in including comparing your weight on other planets that will have even the adults joining in on the fun and laughing along.

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    The Miyazaki Science Museum is located in the Cultural Forest Park directly across the street from Miyazaki Station and will take no longer than a two-minute walk to reach. If you plan on driving into the museum, parking is free. With opening hours from 9 am to 4.30 pm daily, excluding Mondays, you’ll have plenty of time to explore and observe the experiences at your own pace. With each projection lasting approximately 50 minutes, there are hours of family fun to be had. Admission costs 750 yen which includes your entrance to the planetarium, or 540 yen if you’d just like to explore the exhibition area, however the displays in the planetarium are definitely worth the extra yen.

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    Miyazaki Science Museum

    Miyazaki Science Center
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    place
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Miyazakiekihigashi 1-2-2
    phone
    0985232700
    opening-hour
    9:00-16:30 (Admission until …
    Miyazaki Prefectural General Culture Park
    place
    Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi Funatsuka 3-210
    phone
    0985311410
    opening-hour
    [Parking] 8:30-22:00[Managem…

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