Nagoya City Science Museum is perhaps the most famous museum in Nagoya, mostly known for its huge silver round dome architecture.
Inside this large silver dome is one of the world’s largest planetariums. A fascinating place for anyone interested in space and stargazing.
Apart from the space department and planetarium, there are six floors of other science-related topics such as an area for discovering the earth and its history, the wonders of science, another about housing, food and clothing and many many more. You are even able to observe a man-made tornado, which is quite impressive with coloured lights shining on it.
The museum also has special limited-time events and galleries which are held in the basement level. As of now the event was about extinct animals from around the world with life-size models of each animal.
Nagoya City Science Museum is a very interesting place with a lot to discover and very good for children. One thing to note is the museum only shows information in Japanese.
Words and photos by Stefan Bingham.