Minato city-established Minato Science Museum
This new science museum opened in June 2020. It has a laboratory with workshops on programming, science experiments, and permanent exhibition corner (free) where you can discover science in our everyday life. The planetarium hall is equipped with an Orpheus projector that projects 8 million stars against a concurrent 4K video background. Television programs like the in-house original 'Minato's time and a walk under the starry skies' that allow rediscovery of Minato's charm are showed in the planetarium. It also screens 'A 1.38 billion light year-journey across deep space', narrated by Minato's tourism embassador Akemi Masuda. Along with the hourly screenings, you can enjoy a lively storytelling from planetarium curators about astronomy.
It is situated in the town center 4 minutes of walking from Toranomon Hills station, so why not give this place a visit? The Japanese Meteorological Agency and meteorology museum are in the same building.
|Hours||9:00—20:00 (last entry 19:30)|
|Holiday||2nd Monday of each month (next day if it falls on a public holiday)|
New year (29 December—3 January)
There may be unexpected closures
|Parking||No parking space available. Please use public transport.|
|Transportation||4 minute walk from exits A1 and A2 of the Toranomon Hills station along the metro Hibiya Line, 5 minute walk from exit 4b of Kamiyachō station|
|Admission||No entrance fee|
Entrance to the planetarium requires purchase of tickets. Adult tickets are 600 yen, elementary, middle and high school tickets are 100 yen. A Members Card can also be purchased for discounted entry.