Oceanic Culture Museum and Planetarium

This facility introduces the history and culture of maritime peoples in the Pacific Ocean region including Okinawa.

The exhibition hall, with a theme of “People traveled the ocean for a new world – culture developed in concert with the ocean,” features a large screen projecting a splendid historical story of people’s move to the Pacific region and introduces the culture that developed in the South Pacific islands. It also exhibits large canoes and approximately 750 valuable items from Oceania and Okinawa. A guided tour is available to show you around the museum with an explanation of the items on exhibit.

You can enjoy the night sky filled with 140 million twinkling stars in the planetarium theater.

Oceanic Culture Museum and Planetarium


A 10-minute walk from Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

15 minutes by trolley

Opening Hours

Period Opening time Closing time (last admission)
Normal period Oct. - Feb. 8:30am 5:30pm (last admission 5:00pm)
Summer period Mar. - Sept. 8:30am 7:00pm (last admission 6:30pm)
Closure notice First Wednesday and the following day
(Thursday) of December
Please be reminded that all entrance gates at Ocean Expo Park will be closed.


The price shown below is from APR 2018.

  General Group
(Over 20 persons)
(High school)
190Yen 80Yen
Junior high school
Under 6 years old Free

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