Miyazaki Science Center

Museum / Science Museum
This science museum has one of the world's largest planetariums. Outside is a 40-meter-tall full-scale mockup of an H1 rocket and inside is a replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Module. The planetarium shows three shows per day, each approximately 50 minutes long. The shows explore that evening's night sky with explanations from popular characters from space-themed anime. There's also hand on exhibitions, including a simulation where you can try controlling a spaceship, making this a great place to bring kids to. The museum is a two-minute walk from JR Miyazaki Station.

Spot details

Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Miyazakiekihigashi 1-2-2
9:00-16:30(Last entry16:00)
Monday (Open on Public holidays), The next day of Public holidays (Excluding SaturdaySundayPublic holidays), 12/29-1/3
[Exhibition room admission fee] Adults (High school students and above) 550yen, Children (4 years old-Junior high school students) 210yen
[Exhibition room and planetarium] Adults760yen, Children310yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
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English Menu
Available (Mobile Guide System)
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A great place - if you understand Japanese
    1.0 Reviewed : 2019.05.03
    We visited just the museum, not the observatory. As we knew the ground floor of the museum was devoted to space, we went hoping to learn about the past and current Japanese space programme. We...
  • No English whatsoever
    3.0 Reviewed : 2018.10.18
    Located just behind Miyazaki JR station (east exit) is the Science Center of Miyazaki. Easy to find since they put a huge rocket in front of it which is towering high above the surrounding area.The...
  • Wasted opportunity
    2.0 Reviewed : 2017.07.08
    The planetarium in itself is great and first part of the show is pretty exciting. Second part is an anime that in no way utilizes their great setup. I got a good half hour sleep. Everything was in...

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