A recommended place to take children of all ages and interests, the museum is divided into the following sections: Space ... More
Yokohama Science Center
A recommended place to take children of all ages and interests, the museum is divided into the following sections: Space Captain, Space City Yokohama, Space Gym, Space Laboratory and Space Theater. The exhibits are "hands-on," and the interactive games, videos and planetarium-show provide education as well as great entertainment.
OUTDATED - NOT WORTH TRAVELING ANY DISTANCE TO SEE
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 11/19/11
We chose the Yokohama Science Center for an outing from north Yokohama on a rainy day. It had a few exhibits that our two year old son enjoyed: plasma tubes, exhibits using colors, and a machine that blew air to make a ball hover. He also enjoyed the "gym" with its ladders and slides.
The vast majority of activities were either unimpressive or out-dated, however. The temporary exhibit on the main floor consisted of children making their own boomerang-like flying device and flinging it in a cage, and on the ground floor most children were either playing with wire puzzles, picture puzzles, or making picture magnets on a wall. The video game simulations had a dated feeling and the metal contraptions for simulating space walking or moon bouncing looked like something out of Eastern Europe in 1975.
The atmosphere overall was very dated. It felt like one of the many theme parks in Japan that went under 20 years ago. You'd be better off spending the afternoon in a playground, reading a book, or, if it's raining, in one of Yokohama's many free log house adventure playgrounds.
The science musuem has many attractions. It has an enormous play place for the children, and an amazing IMAX for the adults. I've been there 3 times, and its fun everytime I go. I highly recommend stopping by here during your stay in Yokohama.
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