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Osaka Science Museum

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Address: 4-2-1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005, Osaka Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 6-6444-5656

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All about interactivity, not too many exhibits

Many mixed reviews for this one, it must be because it is all over the guides and the people see some average museum. It is not true, there is lots of stuff to try and experiment... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2016
Ivan N
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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place will be a great place to visit. My daughter who is ten years old enjoyed the museum so much that she was unwilling to leave. 80% of the visitors are school children below the age of 15 and all of them love this place. Lots of activities for the children.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

if you love science so much and you enjoy those things related then you should visit here. basically i just look at their interiors and the structure of the building, checked out the robotic stuff near the entrance and that's it.

1 Thank enzeru_no_innen
Hong Kong, China
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The contents covered in the museum might be informative and interesting, but all the words there are in Japanese. Apart from the fourth floor, where you can really find something to touch or move or look at, on the other floors you won't discover anything. Therefore it isn't worth it to pay a visit here.

Thank sych2014
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Osaka Science Museum is mostly built for kids. I used to live in near New York and later near Chicago and frequently went to the science museums in those cities. Osaka being one of the largest cities in Japan, I expected more. It's a good place to take kids on a hot summer day, but it feels old and... More 

1 Thank Garrek S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is our second science museum visit in Japan, the last one was in Nagoya. I think their museum are mainly serve for locals, so English is not available for most exhibitions. This one is a bit dated in compare. There are 4 levels in Osaka science museum, each level has a theme, physics, chemistry and sound, basement is the... More 

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Rowland Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We decided to go to the museum when the temperature outside was reaching 100. We first had a decent lunch at the museum's cafe and then spent about two hours waiting for our teenage son to check out all the displays. Although there were a lot of adorable kindergarten age children dong their field trips to the museum, but this... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Love to learn about science but since there was little to no English and the volunteers spoke little to no English I wasn't able to learn anything new . Don't waste time or money here unless you know Japanese

Thank jbnewburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Many mixed reviews for this one, it must be because it is all over the guides and the people see some average museum. It is not true, there is lots of stuff to try and experiment. I have seen some bigger science museums in other cities in the world, but this one is almost exclusively hands-on which is a must... More 

1 Thank Ivan N
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A good place to visit. Much of the exhibits are hands on and very entertaining. The building well organised on four levels. Work down from no 4. It was so delightful to see the eager school children visiting. A fun place.

Thank 429Happy
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We were able to kill time as we go around but we never really learned at least something new as there was no English caption neither did the Planetarium. It is a nice place for kids to explore since there's a lot of interactive displays in the area. Still a nice place to explore if you happen to pass by... More 

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