How to Use
the ComPaSS Exhibition Area

  • "Compass -Exploration area for families with children-" is an exhibition area for parents and children. It encourages communication within families through play, aiming to develop the childrenʼ s abilities of feeling and thinking.
    • It is primarily for children aged 4 to 6 accompanied by a parent or guardian, infants aged 0 and up to elementary school-age children can also gain entry with a parent or guardian.
    • Please do not enter children alone, junior and senior high school students alone or adults alone. Please ensure that parents and children enter together.
    • Junior high and high school students are not included as guardians.
  • Admission is by complete replacement.
  • To gain access to Compass, you must buy a ticket and reserve a date and time.

Price, Purchase and Reservation

Please check the details below regarding age groups, pricing, ticket purchases, and reservations.

Price Purchase and Reservation
Parents, guardians, junior high school-aged children, and older 300 yen per person
(tax included)
Purchase tickets and make reservations on ART PASS website
Credit card payment only
(2 years old to elementary school students)
300 yen per person
(tax included)

0 to 1 year of age
Free of charge
(reservations required)
Persons with disabilities Free of charge
(reservations required)
  • A maximum of six persons can be booked at any one time.
    • At least one parent or guardian is required for every reservation.
    • Each guardian is limited to a maximum of 3 children.
    • Once granted admission, you cannot switch places with a non-admitted person at any point.
  • Admission fee to the National Museum of Nature and Science is required separately.
    (JPY630 for general and University students / Free for high school students and younger, and those 65 and older)
  • Admission is free for persons with disabilities, atomic bomb survivors, wounded and sick retired soldiers, and one caregiver per person. To be admitted, please present the credentials.

Admission Times and Workshops

  • Admission is by complete replacement, each session lasts 45 minutes, and the maximum number of participants is 60.
  • If you arrive late, you will have access until the session concludes, which is 45 minutes after it begins.
  • Workshops are held on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 13:00 and 14:00. Participation is optional.

Admission Times

  • ①10:00
  • ②11:00
  • ③13:00
  • ④14:00
  • ⑤15:00
*Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of each session.


  • Visitors who continuously display dangerous behavior (such as running in the exhibition space) may be asked to leave.
  • We do not accept reservations for groups.
  • Use may be restricted due to events or other circumstances.
  • If the museum temporarily closes due to a natural disaster such as a typhoon or earthquake, Compass will also close, and tickets will be refunded. Please check the museum's website for information on closures for both the museum and Compass.