Directions by Foot

Hibiya Line:
about 5 mins from Kamiyacho Station exit 4b.
about 4 mins from Toranomon Hills Station Exit A2a
Ginza Line:
about 10 mins from Toranomon Station exit a2.
Namboku Line:
about 15 mins from Roppongi-itchome Station.

Easily accessible by public transportation. No car parking is available.
* If you have difficulty walking, please kindly let us know by calling before visiting.
A bicycle parking is available, but please be aware that the number of racks are limited.

3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
The museum occupies
the 1st and 2nd floors
of the building
3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The last planetarium session starts at 7:00 pm. (Final entry is 7:30pm)
Closing Days:
Second Mondays of every month,
New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)


General admission entry is free

An admission applies only for entry to the Planetarium.

Admission for planetarium:
Adult ¥600 / Child (6-18) ¥100
Annual Membership:
Adult ¥2,000 / Child (6-18) ¥300

* Annual Membership is sold at Museum's reception on the first floor. It’s valid for one day at a time.

* Admission for planetarium is free for infants, preschoolers, people 65 years old or older, disabled people living in Minato City and their caregivers (up to one person). Please show us your certification. Please take a free admission ticket at museum’s reception.

* The permanent exhibitions and special exhibitions are free of charge. You don’t need a ticket.

Evolution!? Dinosaur Research Exhibition

New facts about dinosaurs have been announced one after another due to the development of science and technology. In this exhibition, we will introduce "new science and technology related to dinosaur research," which are usually rarely seen, with fossil replicas. The following four main topics will be introduced.(1) "Laser Excitation Fluorescence Method," in which fossils are irradiated with high-powered lasers to see soft tissues.(2) "CT scan," which allows us to see the internal structure of a stone block containing a fossil(3) "3D printer," which enables speedy research by scanning fossils in 3D and sending the data at the excavation site(4) "Scanning electron microscope" used to estimate body color. In addition to exhibiting a powerful replica of the Allosaurus skeleton, the exhibition includes messages from dinosaur researchers, the front lines of dinosaur research, and a recreation of a fossil excavation site! A reproduction of a fossil excavation site will also be on display.

[Period] Dec 13 to Jan 30
[Admission Fee] Free

Permanent Exhibition

The exhibitions are interactive. The theme is to discover and explore the science that lives in the city. In the four corners of “Nature”, “City”, “Sea” and “Human”. All generations are welcomed to learn science with fun.

* For the prevention of infectious diseases, some hands-on exhibits have been suspended.


We focus on animals, plants and insects that live in Minato City.
You can experience the connection between your life and nature, and also deepen your understanding of the importance of biodiversity.

Palette of animals and plants/Life cycles of animals and plants/Insect's eye-view/Life under our feet/Animals and plants under the microscope/Observe insects through a polarizing filter/Seed dispersal experiment


You can encounter science and technology that is usually invisible in the town. Experience it while exploring how technology is enriching and supporting your life.

Fly over Minato City in virtual reality/Buildings and earthquakes/What color is this?/Beneath the town streets/Generate electricity with a hand crank generator /Lift heavy loads with a crane pulley/Structure Puzzle/Move it with Magnets


“Minato” in Minato City means a port! The focus is on the sea, rivers, ships, etc. Why do ships float on water? Can sound travel through the water? Let's consider these questions together.

Water flow simulator/Bubbles that sink?/Send the sound/Minato City Elevator/Bridge structure puzzle game/Cartesian Diver/Tornado in a Bottle


You can see the “humans” who take the leading role in Minato City from a scientific perspective. Let's explore the inside of your body and your five senses. Also you can be active with reflex tests and run with animals to compare your speed.

Body scanner/Reflexes test/Virtual sound gallery/Tactile box/Pseudoscope


A beautiful starry sky is reproduced with 8 million stars and a dome image full of realism. The commentator introduces how to enjoy the sky and seasonal topics.

Dome Diameter:15m

Planetarium after work - a moment healed by the stars

"Was today another hard day's at work? Why don't you take a break at the planetarium? We are waiting for you with a star-filled sky, special constellation pictures, and soothing background music.*There will also be a short commentary on the constellations.

©KAGAYA studio

Nyanchu in Planetarium! Winter Constellation

After more than 30 years of TV broadcasting, "Nyanchu" is now entering a planetarium for the first time! In this first installment, we will look at the fascination of the constellations visible in each of the seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter!

"The starry sky seen from the earth is the best!“ "Bella is as beautiful as a jewel!“ Nyanchu, an earth cat living on the moon, and Bella Bora, an alien, come all the way from the moon to earth, longing to camp on earth! When they look up at the sky from their tents on a pitch-dark night, the sky is full of stars! Let's have fun with Nyanchu while listening to a story about the summer constellations!

Wireless headset for English audio commentary is available. Please ask staff for details.

NINJA BOYS Quest for the Cosmic Front☆ Panic at the Black Hole

AIt was a Cleaning day. Rantaro, Kirimaru and Shinbeye skip cleaning and leave the classroom. On their way out, a black hole suddenly appears in the wax, and the three fall into a world of darkness. Then Miss Swan, a famous space guide, appears. The three of them are now going on a tour to see the most spectacular sights in the universe aboard the Hakucho, a sightseeing spaceship. The tour takes them through the life of a star, star clusters and nebulae, and culminates in a black hole. Then, they are in big trouble! Can the three of them safely return to their original world?

*Wireless headset for English audio commentary is available. Please ask staff for details.

AI Expedition Team: Investigating the Secrets of Venus and Mars!

This is an original program of Minato Science Museum. The second planet of the solar system, Venus, and the fourth planet, Mars, are close to the earth and can be observed with the naked eye from the ground. The leader of the AI Expedition, Argo Rhythm, will take a spacecraft to investigate in detail what kind of planets these are! Venus is an everlasting summer paradise! Are there Martians! Join the AI Expedition to find out the secrets! You will also get to know more about the two planets and the differences between them and Earth.

*Wireless headset for English audio commentary is available. Please ask staff for details.

From Minato Science Museum to Universe –Universe&Life-

Minato City retains a rich natural environment, including the ocean at Odaiba and the greenery of Shiba Park. Within Minato City alone, there are over 2,000 species of living creatures. So, are there creatures outside of the Earth? We will introduce the latest space exploration project with the keyword "water" as a clue to discover life in the universe. There will also be a commentary on tonight's starry sky.

Projection Period: November 1 (Wed) - November 30 (Thu), 2023


Dr. Attenborough, an authority on the natural sciences, will lead you on a secret and magical tour of the "London Natural History Museum". This world-class museum contains skeletons and fossils of every species that has ever existed, from the present day to prehistoric times.One night, the dinosaurs and extinct animals on display are magically brought back to life by a doctor. You will be amazed at the realistic appearance and movements of the Giant Moor and Diplodocus. Enjoy the mysterious world of the museum at night.

Japan Meteorological Agency,
Meteorological Science Museum
locates in the same building.

You can learn about disaster prevention and the present through nature and meteorological phenomena at Meteorological Science Museum.
Meteorological Science Museum Website (only Japanese)

Japan Meteorological Agency Mascot Character “Harerun” Japan Meteorological Agency
Mascot Character