Mitaka City sets up "Mitaka Picture Book House in the Astronomical Observatory Forest" with cooperation of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and is facility to run. We store building of a certain Taisho era in forest of astronomical observatory and utilize and use wide garden and perform activity to be connected in interest in offer, nature and science of place enjoying display and picture book of picture book.
Through encounter with picture book and various experiences, we bring up intellectual curiosity and sensitivity of children, and it is in place getting close to space and nature, art culture, and people are intended that children contribute to creation of area culture to grow up wealthily.
Inflection of intellectual resources of "star" - National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and cooperation such as astronomers
Environment that there is in rich nature of forest of "forest" - astronomical observatory
Collaboration with "picture book" - child and various people gathering for activity of picture book
Charm of building which stored official dwelling of the "house" - Taisho era, and conjugated
We value entrance to every field of work, science and art to deepen analog form and communication and contact to put together in pace of child that picture book lasts, and to turn up page and variety that it is and are active.
〒181-0015 2-21-3, Osawa, Mitaka-shi National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Telephone 0422-39-3401 fax 0422-39-3402
Opening time: From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed days: Tuesday, New Year holidays (besides, there is maintenance closing)
Others: There is space that can eat and drink
Coming person, please use bicycle parking lot of Mitaka Picture Book House in the Astronomical Observatory Forest by bicycle.
※Please let know about visit hope by car of person physically disabled beforehand.
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