Across the street from Miyazaki Station stands the Miyazaki Science Center ({ȊwZp, Miyazaki Kagakugijutsukan). Also known as Cosmoland, this museum features many interactive exhibits with an emphasis on physics and space.

Inside the museum is an animatronic "Dr. Cosmo" who greets visitors and introduces them to the museum and its exhibits, most of which are hands on and let visitors experiment with various principles of physics.

The main emphasis of the museum is on space, however. Along with interactive exhibits and activities on space travel, there is also a real sized model of the Apollo 11 Moon Lander, a Gemini Spacecraft and a 1/4 scale model of a Japanese H-1 Rocket. In addition, the museum's upper floor houses one of the world's largest planetariums.

Replica Moon Lander


The Miyazaki Science Museum is across the street from Miyazaki Station.

How to get to and around Miyazaki

Hours and Fees


9:00 to 16:30 (admission until 16:00)


Mondays and days following national holidays
December 29 to January 3


550 yen (760 yen including entrance to the planetarium)