The Osaka Science Museum (sȊw, Ōsaka Shiritsu Kagakukan) on Nakanoshima Island has four floors of interactive exhibits and displays. The museum was designed with children in mind and takes visitors through displays on the universe, chemistry, electricity and energy.

A science show is held multiple times a day (in Japanese only). In addition to the exhibits, the Osaka Science Museum has a planetarium with hourly shows. A separate admission fee applies to the planetarium.

Access

The Osaka Science Museum is located on Nakanoshima Island directly adjacent to the National Museum of Art Osaka. Take the Yotsubashi Subway Line to Higobashi Station, from where the museum can be reached in a 5-10 minute walk. Nakanoshima Station on the Keihan Nakanoshima Line is even closer.

How to get to and around Osaka

Hours and Fees

Hours

9:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)

Closed

Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday), New Year holidays and infrequent, irregular closing days

Admission

400 yen (separate 600 yen for planetarium)

Hotels around Osaka

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The Ritz-Carlton Osaka Hotel
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