National Museum of Nature and Science

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National Museum of Nature and Science,Tokyo
Steam locomotive in front of the National Museum of Nature and Science.

The National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館 Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan?) is located in the northeast corner of Ueno park in Tokyo. Opened in 1871, the museum has had several names, including Ministry of Education Museum, Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Science Museum, the National Science Museum of Japan, and currently the National Museum of Nature and Science as of 2007.[1] The museum was renovated in the 1990s and 2000s, and currently offers a wide variety of natural history exhibitions and interactive scientific experiences.

The museum also has exhibitions on pre-Meiji science in Japan.

Research branches[edit]

Two Exhibition Buildings[edit]

Nihonkan (Japan Gallery)[edit]

Chikyūkan (Global Gallery)[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°42′57″N 139°46′35″E / 35.715939°N 139.776527°E / 35.715939; 139.776527