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A science center where you can learn about the natural sciences while having fun

Wakkanai Youth Science Center

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Wakkanai Youth Science Center

About the Wakkanai Youth Science Center

The Wakkanai Youth Science Center is a museum that was constructed in 1974 aimed at helping youths learn about the natural sciences.

On the first floor there is a natural sciences corner where you can learn about pulleys and permanent magnets, and an environment corner where you can learn about global warming and renewable energy. On the second floor there is an Antarctic corner where you can see historic Antarctic ship models and Antarctic observational data, and models of the Sakhalin huskies Taro and Jiro that accompanied Antarctic explorers.

At the science center there are frequent exhibits conducted such as science schools and science and engineering classrooms, and the facility also includes a planetarium and astronomical observation room.

Please note that the hours depend on the season. From the end of April until the end of October the facility opens at 9:00, last admissions are at 16:00, and the center closes at 17:00. From November until March it is open from 10:00~16:00 with last admissions at 15:00.

The center is normally closed on Sundays and Mondays, and the center is closed for most Japanese holidays, as well as the majority of April and on New Year’s Day. 

Access

On the JR Soya Main Line head to Wakkanai Station and from there take the Soya Bus headed for "Noshappu", and you want to get off at the "Noshappu 2-chome" bus stop. From the bus stop it is a 5 minute walk away. If you are visiting by personal car or by taxi, from JR Wakkanai Station the center is located about 10 minutes away in the Cape Noshappu direction. A parking lot is provided for personal cars. 

Information of Wakkanai Youth Science Center

Spot name Wakkanai Youth Science Center
Address 2 Chome-2-16 Noshappu Wakkanai-shi, Hokkaidō 097-0026
Regular holiday Specific dates,NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
TEL 0162-22-5100
Fee 500yen

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