Kyoto Municipal Science Center for Youth

Our own original “giant exhibits” and “planetarium” await along with a toddler & parent science corner to have fun in

Curiosity is the genesis of understanding science

Everyone, from kids to adults, enjoy trying out the fun hands-on exhibits – such as a speaking Tyrannosaurus, Light and Color lab and Human Kaleidoscope. What is more, in the planetarium, there are original programs accompanied by live explanations. In addition, there is an outdoor garden with rocks and flowering plants that is home to a butterfly house where visitors can see Okinawan butterflies. Also, preschoolers can have some fun in the kids’ science room, while, come Saturdays and holidays, there are often science events, like “science time” and “hands-on experiment lab” for kids to have fun in.
In a move this fiscal year, the center has newly added switches that can be used to highlight chemical elements. Likewise, kids can get involved with exhibits especially designed by the center for display, including observation research on specimens of actual living creatures in their habitats. Furthermore, we have started showcasing some new exhibits that makes use of Dagik Earth, a 3D audiovisual system. Moreover, on national holidays, there are special events that everyone can participate in to learn about science.

photoOverall view of center

Overall view of center

photoDisplay area in center

Display area in center



What is the name of the planetarium mascot character in the picture on the left?

Address 13 Fukakusa Ikenouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku
TEL 075-642-1601
FAX 075-642-1605
Hours 9:00~17:00 (entry by 16:30)
Closed Thu (following day if Nat Hol), 28/12~3/1
Adm Adults ¥510, Junior high and high school students ¥200. Elementary school students ¥100, Admission to planetarium charged separately, Free on Sat and Sun for schoolkids living or attending school in Kyoto (entrance on Nat Hols and Hols in lieu is charged)
Access A 5-min walk from Keihan Fujinomori Stn/A 1-min walk from Seishonen Kagaku Center-mae Stop of City Bus/A 1-min walk from Fujinomori Stop of City Bus
Parking Available (Free)

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