PLAY! MUSEUM Grand Opening on June 10th, 2020, followed by PLAY! PARK on June 19th

PLAY! MUSEUM Grand Opening on June 10th, 2020, followed by PLAY! PARK on June 19th

Green Springs in Tachikawa opened in April. Nevertheless, due to COVID-19 opening of many shops were delayed and PLAY! was one of them. Finally, PLAY! MUSEUM and PLAY! PARK are opening in June!

PLAY! is a complex cultural facility with an art museum called PLAY! MUSEUM and a playground for parents and children called PLAY! PARK.


PLAY! MUSEUM

PLAY! MUSEUM is opening this coming Wednesday, June 10th, 2020! PLAY! MUSEUM is an art museum that everybody can enjoy. They will have two exhibitions, “Special Exhibition” and “Permanent Exhibition”.

PLAY! MUSEUM

Opening Permanent Exhibition

Eric Carle: Book to Play
2020.6.10-2021.3.28

An exhibition by Eric Carle, the world’s best-selling author known as “Very Hungry Caterpillar”. From the perspective of a picture book as a “toy”, exhibition gallery will be filled with original illustrations of picture books, biographies, video to approach the essence of the artist. This exhibition is organized by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States.

Exhibition explanation from the official website
(from the official website)

Opening Special Exhibition

“KAOTEN.” of tupera tupera
2020.6.10-12.29

A new exhibition presented by the popular artist tupera tupera. Visitors transform with “Kao (face) Stickers” and enter the exhibition room, where they watch and become part of tupera tupera’s work. After enjoying plenty of original illustrations for picture books, new video work, and participatory contents in the exhibitions, visitors can still enjoy playing with face by means of a giveaway tool.

Exhibition explanation from the official website
(from the official website)

Check out their website for more pictures to get the feel of exhibitions!


PLAY! PARK

PLAY! PARK will also open but a little bit later on Friday June 19th, 2020. However, they announced that due to COVID-19 they will be running provisional programs. You will need to make a reservation to use PLAY! PARK to avoid crowdedness. Details to be announced.

Seven play zones will be closed for a while due to COVID-19.

7 Play Zones (from the official website)
  1. Balloon Monster
  2. Factory
  3. Gallery
  4. Kitchen
  5. Music Room
  6. Theater
  7. Library

SHOP

They will be selling about 200 kinds of original goods such as stationery, etc. based on PLAY! MUSEUM exhibitions, as well as products with the PLAY! MUSEUM logo.

I want these postcards from Eric Carle’s exhibition!

Eric Carle Postcards (from the official website)

Check out the following website to see what you can buy!
https://play2020.jp/shop/ (Japanese only)


PLAY! INFORMATION

Opening Hours

MUSEUM 10:00-18:00
PARK 10:00-18:00
No closed days except for replacement of exhibitions, year-end and New Year holidays

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Admission

MUSEUM

You can see two exhibitions, “Special Exhibition” and “Permanent Exhibition” with the following admission fee.

Adults: 1,500 Yen
College student: 1,000 Yen
High School student: 800 Yen
Junior High school and primary school: 500 Yen
Preschooler: Free
* Half price for those who present the Handbook for Persons with Disabilities and one assistant

No advanced ticket available.

Photos and videos can be taken at all venues for personal use.

PARK

Due to COVID-19 they will be running provisional programs for a while. You will need to make a reservation to use PLAY! PARK to avoid crowdedness. Details to be announced.

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Address

GREEN SPRINGS, W3
Midoricho 3-1, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo

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Phone

MUSEUM 042-518-9625
PARK 042-568-0427

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Map


Website/SNS

Official Website
https://play2020.jp/en/ (English available)

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Play_2020-126139222117639/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/PLAY_2020

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/play_2020_04/


If you want to check out what other shops are available at Green Springs, here are other blogs you can read.

Enjoy!

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