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Sony Explora Science

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Address: 1-7-1 Daiba | Mediage 5F, Minato 135-8718, Tokyo Prefecture
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Interesting exhibits for adults and children

We visited Sony Explora Science recently with my 2.5 year old son. If you are considering a visit, please check the map as finding the access point can be troublesome since it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

From such bombastic name I was really expecting much more than what I saw: - examples of sound/image/touch-sensors/3D processing in various live exhibitions. It's mostly children oriented from my impression. I found few interesting things among those, but still from Sony expected something more bombastic (today real time processing is not something extraordinary). Maybe because it was my first day... More 

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Melbourne
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107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Sony is a leading electronics company and at Explora Science, it has used technology to teach/explain about how light, sound, sight and other senses can be captured by devices and how a human can interact with computers in so many different ways. There is an entry fee (equivalent to Joypolis) and all short 3D films, interactive displays are all included... More 

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Thank Kay C
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited Sony Explora Science recently with my 2.5 year old son. If you are considering a visit, please check the map as finding the access point can be troublesome since it is in a separate building from the main mall. Some of the activities and science concepts were geared towards older children, but my young son still enjoyed it... More 

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Thank Itzsteve
Norway
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147 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Hard to see the point with this place. If you are waiting for someone or something nearby you can browse through the various experiences. But it is not worth the visit. Better use your time in Tokyo / Odaiba elsewhere. Children might like it though.

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San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This museum is fun and interactive if a little on the small side. The exhibits feel very original compared to US science museums and everything is touch-friendly - plus all the directions come in English so you know what's going on. Because of the limited size, I wouldn't make a special trip for it but if you're in the area... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

I expected something more, something expectional from a place like this. The "games" are OK and fun, but they are not representing state-of-the art technology. I.e. the 3D cinema nowadays is not a big deal, I missed the "wow" factor. Great place for kids, but as an adult, I was a little bit bored.

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Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
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258 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Several rather weird "experiences" mostly suited for small children. The entrance fee 200 yen was appropriately modest, but I had expected more from this. Instructions and information in English was good though.

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

If you're in Odiaba definitely check this place out. It has 25 or so interactive stations where you can play with sound and perception through technology. There is also an adjacent 3D video room that has short documentaries on a loop. It's in the Aqua Park complex so it's convenient to all the major attractions that Odiaba offers.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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610 reviews
485 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

As someone who works in environmental technology, I really like this place, here exhibited the latest technologies.

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Thank Jack F
Malaysia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

It is inexpensive and fun, even for adults! The gadgets are very high-tech and we enjoyed ourselves very much. It would be nice if they can expand it even further than just 1 floor!

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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