Once a month, it will be my goal to help you and your kids get the most out of Tokyo. This city is full of opportunities to learn and have fun, and I've been seeking out these opportunities ever since my first-born arrived 10 years ago. I hope to share some of what I've learned with you, and for my first column, I have chosen to cover the Tokyo Gas Science Museum.

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Hear me out. If you've never been, then I forgive you for questioning my judgment, but read on, especially if your kids are in the single digits. The Gas Science Museum is a lot of fun. It's clean and spacious, warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and an excellent venue for both educational activities and physical play. The kids will enjoy themselves and might actually learn something between sessions with flamethrowers and thermal cameras. Oh, and did I mention that it's free?