Sapporo Science Center Visitor Guide (English)

Welcome to Sapporo Science Center !

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Sapporo Science Center contains Exhibition Rooms, where visitors can experience the workings of science, as well as our Planetarium, which provides breathtakingly beautiful views of the starry skies.

Please enjoy your visit.



About our Exhibition Rooms

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We have about 200 exhibits, ranging from large to small.

In addition to viewing, most of the exhibits may be touched or moved to better appreciate them.

We invite visitors to learn about the principles of science through hands-on interaction.

Photography is allowed throughout the Exhibition Rooms.


Exhibition Room Shows & Performances

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The Exhibition Rooms are venues for a wide variety of shows and performances.

Participation is free of charge.


About our Planetarium

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Sapporo Science Center Planetarium features an 18-meter diameter dome and seating for 200. Renovated in April 2016 to top international standards, the equipment is capable of projecting about 100 million stars.

The basic program features live explanation by our staff together with video contents such as computer graphics and animation, for a total of 50 minutes.

There are also some 30-minute programs oriented for children.

The programs change monthly.

All programs are presented in Japanese.

Eating and drinking is not permitted in Planetarium.

Planetarium presentations are rotated each time. Admission tickets are required, and are designated by presentation time.

Ticket sales close 5 minutes after opening time, and presentations commence 10 minutes after opening time.

Entry and exit are not allowed during presentations.

Photography, video, and audio recording are not permitted during presentations.


On weekday mornings, programs for elementary students may be substituted without advance notice. We ask for your kind understanding.


Break Corners  1st & 3rd Floors

Snack and ice cream vending machines are on the 1st floor.

Drink vending machines are on the 1st and 3rd floors.

Eating and drinking is not permitted outside of the break corners.

Sapporo Science Center and its grounds are entirely non-smoking.

Sapporo Science Center does not contain any restaurants. For dining, please visit the nearby commercial buildings.


Visitor information

Observation Hours

May – September: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

October – April: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closure.



Every Monday (open when Monday falls on a public holiday), the last Tuesday of each month, the day following a public holiday, the day following the last day of a special exhibition, and December 27th to January 4th.

Open every day during Golden Week period or special exhibition periods.


Admission Fees

Children aged 15 and under are admitted free of charge.

Category Adult

Discounted Visitors

Individual Exhibition Rooms 700yen 500yen
Planetarium 500yen 360yen
Value Ticket (Set of 5 Tickets) Exhibition Rooms 3,150yen
Planetarium 2,250yen
Set Admission Ticket (Exhibition Rooms and Planetarium) 1,000yen 860yen
Package Ticket (Exhibition Rooms, Planetarium, and Sunpiazza Aquarium) 1,750yen
Group ✱ Exhibition Rooms 630yen 500yen
Planetarium 450yen 360yen

✱ Group rates apply for 30 or more adults.

Please enter after receiving your ticket from the Admission Ticket Counter.


Transportation & Access

Please use public transit to visit the Sapporo Science Center.

Subway Tozai Line: Take Exit #1 from Shin-Sapporo Station, and proceed straight ahead.

JR Chitose Line: About 5 minutes on foot from Shin-Sapporo Station, via Sunpiazza


Parking Lots

Sapporo Science Center Parking Lot (Free of Charge): Only available on weekends, public holidays, and during special exhibitions.

Nearby Arc City Parking Lot: Receive a stamp at the 1st floor Information Counter to receive 2 hours free parking. Valid for Sunpiazza Duo, North, East, and South parking lots. (Hours vary for each parking lot.)



Sapporo Science Center Visitor Guide can be downloaded from the link below:



Sapporo Science Center Designated Manager

Sapporo City Lifelong Learning Foundation (A Public Interest Corporation)

2-20, 1-jo 5-chome, Atsubetsu Chuo, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo Postal Code: 004-0051


札幌市青少年科学館 〒004-0051 札幌市厚別区厚別中央1条5丁目2-20 電話:011-892-5001 ファクス:011-894-5445