The Osaka Science Museum is a science museum in Naka-no-shima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. The museum is located between the Dōjima River and the Tosabori River, above Osaka's subterranean National Museum of Art. Opened in 1989, the museum was constructed to mark the 100th anniversary of Osaka City. The construction was funded through a 6.5 billion yen donation toward building costs from Kansai Electric. Its theme is "The Universe and Energy". Before the war a similar museum opened in 1937. It was known as the Osaka City Electricity Science Museum and it was both the first science museum and the first planetarium in Japan.Use our Osaka journey planning site to add Osaka City Sewerage Science Museum and other attractions to your Osaka vacation plans.
The Science Museum's primary permanent exhibition consists of four floors of mainly interactive science exhibits, totaling 200 items, with each floor focusing on a different theme. There is also a live science show with science demonstrations several times per day. Like the rest of the museum, these demonstrations are in Japanese only and visitors may require prior scientific knowledge to enjoy them.
The two secondary exhibits, both available separately from the primary exhibit, are a planetarium, which has a dome with a radius of 26.5 meters, the 7th largest in the world which projects the images of the heavens. In July 2004, the planetarium reopened after a renovation displaying the entire night sky as a next-generation digital image.
Osaka City Sewerage Science Museum Reviews
Really interesting museum that made sewerage science a lot more fun than it sounds. English translations. The one thing that would make it 5-star would be a bit more explanation of the chemical... more »
Most of the exhibits are directed at children but it is an interesting place as a non-Japanese speaking person. more »
It is free and have some useful information about sewerage system. Hoverer, it is mostly designed for kids, for them there are a lot of fun I think.
Not a lot here, but the admission is free. There are some English movies to watch and a lot of interesting technologies. Better than expected.
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