The National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館 Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan) is in the northeast corner of Ueno Park in Tokyo. Opened in 1871, it has had several names, including Ministry of Education Museum, Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Science Museum, the National Science Museum of Japan, and the National Museum of Nature and Science as of 2007. It was renovated in the 1990s and 2000s, and offers a wide variety of natural history exhibitions and interactive scientific experiences.
Nihonkan (Japan Gallery)
Jōmon people and Jōmon dog, restoration models
Japanese crested ibis (Nipponia nippon)
Honshu wolf (Japanese wolf)
Chikyūkan (Global Gallery)
Giant pandas named "Fei Fei" (left) and "Tong Tong" (right)
Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Zero Fighter) Model 21
NAMC YS-11 wind tunnel model
Skeleton of sperm whale
Specimen of giant squid
Fossil of Triceratops named "Raymond"
The largest fragment of Nantan meteorite
- Profile of the National Museum of Nature and Science 2007, page 23
- National Museum of Nature and Science - official site in English
- National Museum of Nature and Science on Google Cultural Institute