Japan Museums: Toyama Science Museum
Toyama Science Museum 富山市科学博物館
The the three-story Toyama Science Museum opened in 1979. The museum focuses on the flora, fauna and geology of Toyama Prefecture.
The Toyama Science Museum has exhibits on Toyama Prefecture's plant and animal life (insects, shellfish and mammals) as well as its famous water resources.
There are also fun exhibits of fossils found in the prefecture as well as a life-size model of a dinosaur and a woolly mammoth.
The first and second floors concentrate on the rich nature of Toyama Prefecture and has information and stuffed specimens of bears, monkeys and the rare Japanese serow, which can still be found in the mountains here.
The third floor is dedicated to the science of the universe and includes a planetarium. There are a number of hands-off exhibits here where kids can enjoy discovering the laws of science.
Toyama Science Museum
1-8-31 Nishinakanomachi, Toyama, Toyama Prefecture 939-8084
Tel: 076 491 2123
Admission: 520 yen
Access - Getting to The Toyama Science Museum
Jonan park and the Toyama Science Museum are a 25-30 minute walk south of Toyama Station or take a tram to the Nishinakano stop from the station (200 yen) or a bus to Nishinakanoguchi (240 yen) from bus stop #5 at Toyama Station.