National Museum of Nature and Science: Meet the Dinosaurs in Tokyo!

The National Museum of Nature and Science at Ueno Park in Tokyo

National Museum of Nature and Science

The National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館) is located inside Ueno Park in Tokyo, right next to the National Museum of Western Art. The museum originally opened in 1871 and has been renovated in the 1990s and 2000s. It consists of a wide variety of natural history exhibitions and interactive scientific experiences. It’s the only integrated national science museum in Japan.

The museum has two buildings, the Japan Gallery and the Global Gallery and descriptions are available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. Their wide variety of exhibitions are over 10,000 including natural history exhibitions from ancient and futuristic, interactive scientific experiences. The highlight of the museum would be numbers of gigantic dinosaur replicas.


Access: 5 mins walk from JR Ueno station

Hours: 9:00~17:00

Admission: 620 JPY

*Additional charge is required for special exhibitions*


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