A museum where you can learn and enjoy with the whole family
There are 200 interactive displays and science demonstrations under the theme of Space and Energy, and the realistic planetarium with the world’s largest domed screen at 26.5m in diameter is popular. Enjoyed by people of all ages, a café and museum shop are also available.
Interactive learning with a closeness to science
Various scientific displays are introduced from the 4th to 1st floors. On the space-themed 4th floor, there are displays of models and images featuring the mysteries of the Earth and Sun, and scientific discoveries from ancient times to the modern era are featured through various experimental devices. The 3rd floor has the theme of familiar science, and there are exhibits and experiments on substances familiar to everyday life such as minerals, gems, crystals, plastics, textiles, medicines and smells. On the 2nd floor which is geared toward parents and children, visitors can play at an interactive experimental area which utilizes balls, mirrors, wind and sound. And on the “Electricity and Energy” 1st floor, visitors can enjoy experimenting with generating, sending and using electricity. Furthermore, at the daily science shows, various demonstrations are given by the curators which relate the fun of science to kids.
A realistic planetarium
A daily time schedule is planned and there are 2 types of programmes which introduce topics dealing with the skies and space during each season, and in addition to those, there is also “Family Time” for families especially with infants up to elementary school children. Specialist staff give talks on the starlit skies through live commentary, and the planetarium is well worth seeing for a view that seems like the real sky. Pursuing reality in terms of the population, brightness and radiance of stars, there is also a surrounding sound system for visitors to enjoy an impressive light and sound show.