Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
Last week, we brought Fireball and Twinkle-Bell to the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences (航空科学博物館), which is next to Narita Airport. The kids had been to a few train museums, but this is their first time at a plane museum.
Since the museum is located at the southern end of Narita Airport’s runway, we could see aeroplanes taking off at the observation room. On weekends, the museum offers guided explanation (in Japanese) to its visitors.There are about 20 aircrafts displayed at the outdoor exhibit area.
Fireball and Twinkle-Bell were having lots of fun, trying to “pilot” as many aircraft exhibits as they could.
Children (Over 4 years old): ¥200
See Official Information Guide here.
Center Opening Hours:
10:00 am – 17:00 pm
(Entry is allowed until 16:30 pm)
Closed on Mondays*
(*Excluding national holidays on Mondays and vacation seasons.
Please double-check the official website for closing dates.)
Free parking lot for 300 cars.
Iwayama 111-3, Shibayama-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba 〒289-1608
See access on official website.
We bought for our kids a ¥100-passport books each, for them to collect the museum’s stamp prints. Once they collected all eight stamps, they got a toy each. Nice! :D
The museum was having their Aviation Flea Market, which was usually held in March and September. Aircraft related parts or goods were for sale.
This small museum is next to the Museum of Aeronautical Science, which held records of the protests against the construction of Narita Airport. Admission is free.