Founded in 1877, the National Museum of Nature and Science is one of the oldest museums in Japan and the only national comprehensive science museum.

It serves as the world’s core center for the study of natural history and the history of science and technology, and as the leading museum in Japan.

It holds a valuable collection of about 3.6 million items. Currently, the museum conducts research, collects and stores specimens, and exhibits, and supports learning activities in five areas, including the Ueno Main Building.

The Ueno Main Building has two exhibition halls, the Japan Pavilion and the Earth Pavilion, where exhibits on natural science related to the birth and evolution of living things and the history of science and technology are on display.

The exhibition on dinosaurs is recommended for children. There are many exhibits of interest to adults as well.

National Museum of Nature and Science
National Museum of Nature and Science


nameNational Museum of Nature and Science
business hours9:00 – 17:00 (Friday – 20:00) (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
business holidayMondays (or the following day if the Monday is a national holiday), Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 28 – Jan. 1)
feeAdults and university students: 600 yen (300 yen), high school students and younger: free
(except for special exhibitions)
Free for those 65 years old and over (with proof of age).
Free for disabled persons and one accompanying person (show proof of disability)
residence7-20 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
telephone numberHello Dial: 03-5777-8600


5 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station Park Exit

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