Otsu City Science Museum
A planetarium is located on the second floor of the Otsu City Lifelong Learning Center, where visitors can enjoy live explanations and “star stories” (animations) under a beautiful starry sky, as well as three different astronomy-related shows.
There is also an exhibition hall, exhibitions related to Shiga Prefecture and Lake Biwa on the second floor, and interactive basic science exhibits on the third floor. The interactive science show, “Waku Waku Science (Exciting Science),” which concerns the science around us everyday, is a popular event held on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays beginning at 1:10 p.m.
|Address||6-50 Honmaru-cho, Otsu City|
・20 min walk from Zeze Station on the JR Biwako Line
・5 min walk from Zeze Honmachi Station on the Keihan Line
10 min from Meishin Expressway Otsu Interchange
|Parking||80 cars, 3 large vehicles (Weekdays only)|
|Business Hours||9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Last entry at 4:15 p.m.)|
|Closed on||Mondays (Or the following day when Monday is a national holiday), every 3rd Sunday, New Years Holidays|
|Price||Planetarium (Adults 400 yen, Elementary - High School Students 200 yen)
*20% off for groups of 20 or more
*Young children, Otsu City residents 65 and above, and disabled visitors (as well as one companion) may enter for free