Special Exhibition “INSECT”

“INSECT” is the first special exhibition held by the National Museum of Nature and Science with the theme of insects, and is aimed at introducing their multifarious body structures, abilities or behaviors, not only with the museum’s own specimens and knowledge, but also with the aid of computer graphics and sensory exhibits to dynamically illustrate their charm. The exhibition also introduces cutting edge research of insects that utilizes machines like electron microscopes and CT scans, and touches upon the ways this research has contributed to many aspects of our contemporary life. At the same time, based on the fact that “catching insects, which we are all familiar with, is the very first step of entomological research, it includes detailed explanations of how to collect insects and make specimens appropriately.



Period July 13, 2018 – October 8, 2018
Hours *9:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays *9:00-18:00 on August 12~16, August 19
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
*Opening days, hours etc. are subject to alteration. Please check the website before your visit.
Closed July 17, September 3, September 10, September 18, September 25
Organizers National Museum of Nature and Science, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Fuji Television Network,Inc.


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National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
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Ticket and Prices

Ticket and Prices
Adults and university students 1,600 yen (1,400yen*)
Students of elementary /junior high / high school 600 yen (500yen*)
* Prices in brackets for tickets bought in advance. (Until July 12)
・Tickets include admission to the permanent exhibitions only on the same day.
・Preschool children are admitted free.
・Disabled persons, plus one caregiver per disabled person, are admitted free. Please present your Disabled Person's Notebook or similar identification.

Special Pair Ticket for Two on Friday and Saturday Evenings

Special Pair Ticket for Two on Friday and Saturday Evenings
Fee 2,000 yen
notice ・Pair tickets are only sold on the day
・Holders must enter together
・Valid from 17:00 to 20:00. (Last admission 19:30)