[Handa Sky Science Museum]
A fun introduction to the mysteries and wonders of the sky, including the Earth and space
This facility explains the mysteries and wonders of the sky, from objects found in it like celestial bodies and airplanes, to natural phenomena such as tornadoes. The planetarium hall on the first floor shows a variety of programs, so you can fully immerse yourself in the delights of a starry sky. The exhibition rooms on the first and second floors are packed with exhibits that you can actually touch and feel to learn about the Earth and space. The rooftop area is an astronomical observatory with a 40 cm diameter reflecting telescope and four small telescopes. You can also enjoy observing the Moon and stars at the Star-viewing event, which is held on several nights each month (reservation and additional fee required). Get to know more about the sky and the universe beyond, through discoveries and amazing facts.
A free daytime star-viewing event is held on weekends when the weather is good. (Please inquire for details, as this is an unscheduled event.)
Upper left: Both adults and children alike can enjoy the Handa Sky Science Museum together. Upper right: Don't forget to take a commemorative picture! Bottom: Take a short rest while enjoying some leisurely stargazing in a planetarium show (time required: about 50 minutes).
|Address||Kirigaoka 4-210, Handa City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-569-23-7175 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hours (Star-viewing event)
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
* Please check the website for more details, such as what days events are held on.
|Holidays||Every Monday (the following day if Monday is a holiday), December 29th to January 3rd
* Some unscheduled holidays. Please inquire for details.
-Planetarium admission fee
Adults 220 yen to 500 yen
Children (age 3 and over to under junior high school age) 110 yen to 200 yen
* Fees vary depending on the projection shown.
Adults 300 yen
Children 200 yen
|Access||From "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" and take the Meitetsu Kowa Line for approx. 40 minutes. Alight at "Chita Handa Station" or "Narawa Station" and walk for approx. 20 minutes. Alternatively, take the Handa City Regional Route Bus "Gonkuru" for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Handa Toshokan Hakubutsukan", and walk approx. 5 minutes.|
updated on Oct 1, 2019
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