Osaka Science Museum

Museum / Science Museum
A science museum in Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City, that focuses on Space and Energy. It first opened in 1989. Here both children and adults can explore space and its discoveries, chemistry, science, electricity, energy, and so much more from all angles in exhibits spread out amongst the different floors. The staff will also present science shows in the areas of their expertise. In the underground planetarium with the world's largest 26.5-meter dome screen you can enjoy videos of the cosmos.

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Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nakanoshima 4-2-1 map map Map
9:30-17:00 (Last entry in the exhibition hall 16:30) *Last projection of the planetarium starts at 16:00
Monday (the following weekday if it is a public holiday or substitute public holiday), New Year's Holiday, and other days closed for maintenance
[Exhibition Hall Admission fee to view]
[High school and college student] 300yen
[Up to Junior high school student]Free

[Planetarium Admission fee to view]
[High school and college student] 450yen
[Ages 3 and up and Junior High School Students and under] 300yen
Parking Lot
※Parking fee Friday:200 yen for 15 minutes, 1,100 yen for 6 hours
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)
※Sale of admission tickets
Not available
Available(Osaka Free Wi-Fi)
*Currently closed. Renovation scheduled for summer 2024.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Remarks:per person
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Could be better for foreign tourists
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.07.26
    The planetarium exhibition is great with the special effects but is almost entirely in Japanese. I’m not sure why they couldn’t provide an audio headset in multiple languages like other museums...
  • Update your website!
    1.0 Reviewed : 2021.12.21
    They need to update their website to show they are closed for an extended period. Will not reopen until Feb 2022. We wasted an hour getting there and we opted for this instead of the earthquake...
  • Great Creative Museum
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.04.13
    This museum was great! There are many things to learn about science here. There are 4 floors and each floor is a good experience. The foods here are good, too. My favorite one was the balance that...

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