Saga Prefectural Space and Science Museum 佐賀県立宇宙科学館 ゆめぎんが
Explore the universe at the Saga Prefectural Space and Science Museum in Takeo
For those with an interest in science and space, see what Japan is up to in the fields of space and science and head to the Saga Prefectural Space and Science Museum.
How to Get There
Accessible by bus or taxi from Takeo-Onsen Station.
From Takeo-Onsen Station, it's about a 10-minute drive or 15 minutes by bus.
Explore the museum's different learning zones
The Saga Prefecture Space Science Museum has three zones - Earth, Saga and Space - and a planetarium observatory, where visitors can enjoy learning about science through hands-on exhibits. At the observatory, visitors can observe the starry sky, as well as the sun and daytime stars. The planetarium, which has a capacity for 200 people, offers a variety of programmes and reproduces the realistic starry skies from a time when there were few city lights.
Activities for the family
What really sets this science museum apart is the range of activities. Exhibits include 'Space Cycling', where you cycle across a 4.5 metre high wire to feel the proper gravity of the Earth, 'Moonwalk', where you can experience walking on the moon, and the 'Space Trainer', the same device used by astronauts to train their posture in space.
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* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.