Tomakomai City Science Center

It was established in January 1960 as tomakomai city youth center in order to foster the scientific minds of young people and to improve and develop local culture. In November 1985, with the opening of the new museum, the Science Department was enhanced, and the “Tomakomai City Science Center” was re-established, and the “Mir Exhibition Hall” opened in December 1999.

Address 3-1-12 Asahimachi, Tomakomai City, Hokkaido 053-0018
Phone 0144-33-9158
Opening hours 9.30am – 5.00pm
Closed on
  • Every Monday (if Monday is a national holiday, the next weekday)
  • Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
Fee You can see the exhibition room, meal exhibition hall, and planetarium all for free.
Planetarium projection time Weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays: From 15:30 (reservation required)
Facilities
  • Parking: Free of charge (4 large buses, 20 private cars)
  • Toilets for people with disabilities (Meal Exhibition Hall, 1F)
  • Crib (Meal Exhibition Hall 1F, Women’s Toilet)
  • Rental stroller (1 A-type) from 2 months old to 2 years old)
  • Nursing room (2nd floor of main building)
  • AED (automatic external defibrillator) is installed.
Access
  • 90 minutes’ drive from Sapporo (General Expressway)
  • “Highway Bus” From Sapporo, take the inter-city highway bus “Expressway Tomakoma-go” (Chuo Bus) and the inter-city express bus “Expressway Hascup” (Donan Bus), and get off at the stop “City Hall Mae”. A 5-minute walk south.
  • Get off at JR Tomakomai Station and walk south on Ekimae-do street for a 20-minute walk.
Official website https://www.city.tomakomai.hokkaido.jp/