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.

Location:
3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
105-0001
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)

Admission

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.



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.

Nature

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.

Exhibitions:
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

City

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.

Exhibitions:
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

Sea

“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.

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

Human

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.

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

Planetarium

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
Seats:121

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.

MUSEUM ALIVE

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)
https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/kishou/intro/kagakukan.html

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