Human bodies are full of mysteries. The human being has continually studied their own bodies and persevered through challenging questions to understand how to survive and to unravel the mechanisms of the body. In this exhibition, we explain the structure and the function of the body, while examining the history of research efforts and meritorious deeds by our predecessors since the Renaissance. Here, we also provide a glimpse of the leading-edge studies on the body and to appreciate how they develop.


Title Special exhibition “THE BODY — Challenging the Mystery”
Period March 13, 2018 – June 17, 2018
Hours 9:00-17:00
*9:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
*9:00-20:00 on April 29, April 30 and May 3
*9:00-18:00 on May 1, May 2 and May 6

*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

*Opening days, hours etc. are subject to alteration. Please check the website before your visit.

Closed Mondays (Except March 26, April 2, April 30, June 11)
Organizers National Museum of Nature and Science, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc., The Asahi Shimbun

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.
・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

Ticket and Prices
2,000 yen
* Pair tickets are only sold on the day
* Holders must enter together / Pairs may be the same or different sex
* Valid from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Last admission 7:30 p.m.)


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