The “compass” exhibition room is closed as public health precaution in relation to the novel coronavirus(COVID-19) for the time being. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Main information

  • ComPaSS is an exhibition area for children and their families.
  • Entry is permitted for a parent or guardian accompanying up to five children.
    *Guardians: Parents or adults 20 years and above.
  • Primarily aimed at families with children aged 4 -6, but those who are 0-12 years old can enter with them.
  • Not permitted usage by unsupervised children and by groups with only over 13 year old people.
  • Necessary to get the admission tickets for compass. (Required from 0 year old child.)
    * An entrance fee to the National Museum of Nature and Science is required separately.
    (General · university student 630 yen, high school student or less · free for 65 years and over)
    * The admission fees for General · university student have been revised to 630 yen since October 1, 2019 due to the consumption tax increase.

Issuance of admission tickets

  • The ticket issuance system and fees differ between on weekdays, and weekends and holidays.
  • On weekdays, the admission tickets are issued on the 1st floor of the Global Gallery.
  • On weekends and holidays, tickets are only issued in advance Via Lawson ticketing System which will incur ¥200 per person as service fees.
Weekdays Weekends and holidays

Ticket issuance
Issuance on the day only Issuance in advance
(application via website and lottery
System usage fee Free ¥200 per person

Entry time

  • There are six sessions per day.
  • Each session is 45 minutes, with a maximum capacity of 60 people who will be replaced after each session.
  • Late arrivals will only be able to stay until the end of their 45 minutes session.
  • ①10:00~
  • ②11:00~
  • ③12:00~
  • ④13:00~
  • ⑤14:00~
  • ⑥15:00~

workshops held by museum staff (from every Tuesday to Sunday)


  • As a result of events, or for other reasons, the area may be subject to limited usage.
  • Advanced booking for groups is not available.
  • In the event of dangerous behavior by children, you may be asked to leave.