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Learning, More Fun in Nagoya City Science Museum

Date Published: Last Update:2015/05/12 Travel & View point ,

Since grade school, I always like science museums. Learning outside the four corners of the classroom or beyond the books and wiki pages I read is fun and more exciting than sitting for hours. Interactivity is the key here. It is because I learn and remember more when I can use more than one of my senses in learning how things are done than theoretically read or listen to it. That’s why I got excited when my friends invited us to go to Nagoya City Science Museum.

Nagoya City Science Museum

The Nagoya City Science Museum as seen from outside. The middle part is where the largest dome planetarium is located.

The Nagoya City Science Museum

The Nagoya City Science Museum which is home to the biggest planetarium in the world is located in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It has 7 floors with a unique design. Seen from outside, it has two towers connected by a globe in the middle.

The Museum has permanent and temporary or seasonal exhibits. During our visit, the temporary exhibit was about how chocolates are made. Though we definitely love chocolates, we didn’t had the time to enter that exhibit due to time restrictions. Bummer.

The museum is divide into two buildings, each building has different themes. One is the Life Science Building and the other is the Science and Technology Building. Moreover, each building is divided into several parts.

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Welcome to the Jurassic Park..err..the Discover the Earth exhibit.

Life Science Building

In Life Science Building’s 2nd floor is called Discovering Earth. The exhibits here are about the Earth itself, its history and the phenomena that are occurring in it. Its 3rd floor is the Clothing, Food, and Housing section. The 4th floor is about the Human Body while the 5th is called the Secrets of Life which displays exhibits about DNA and biotechnology.

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This replica of the Nagoya castle looks like 3-dimensional and floats. Actually it is under a glass. The glass and light makes it look like that.

Science & Technology Building

In the Science & Technology Building, the floors are divided into these exhibits: Wonders of Science, Mechanics and Technology, Principles of Nature, Matter and Energy, and Frontier of Science. There are also sections in these building that shows different experiments. There’s the tornado lab, which explains how tornadoes are form. There’s also the Deep Freeze Lab where you got to experience a negative 30 degree Celsius room.

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A huge Periodic Table of Elements. Aside from hazardous elements, each element has an example on where it is usually use.

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A closer look at the Periodic Table of Elements.

Our visit in the museum ended with a show at the planetarium. No pictures allowed in the planetarium though. That’s why you have to visit it yourself to experience the awesomeness of the planetarium.

The Nagoya City Science Museum is open daily from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The last admission though is only until 4:30 PM. My advice is that if you want to experience the planetarium, you have to go there early for there are only limited shows in a day and sometimes it is sold out as early as noon. For more info about the museum, visit their official site: Nagoya City Science Museum.

References:

1. Nagoya-info.com http://nagoya-info.com/sights/nagoya-city-science-museum/
2. Nagoya City Science Museum official website

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