The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Hereafter Miraikan) is a science museum in the Odaiba area of Tokyo. It is a museum where you can think about, discover, and discover everything that surrounds us, including the universe, the global environment, and humans, from a scientific perspective. Although it may seem difficult at first glance, there are many exhibits that can be enjoyed by parents and children.
If you go to the Miraikan, you can learn about the world, the future, and the earth while enjoying science. For example, you can learn about the earth and the universe with a planetarium.
If you go to the Dome Theater, you can see the planetarium, but if you go to the permanent exhibition, you can learn about the history of mankind with a global display.
In addition, the Miraikan has an experimental class for elementary school students to learn science and technology. The Miraikan is a recommended spot for new experiences for children.
The Geocosmos of the Miraikan is a huge earth display. You can learn about the history of mankind and the impact of human activities on the earth with an earth-type display.
In the Miraikan, a model of Super-Kamiokande reduced to 1/10 is displayed. The model of the Super-Kamiokande exhibited is partly reproduced in full size, so you can get a deeper understanding of Japanese science and technology.
The planetarium video at the Dome Theater is about 25-30 minutes. Within this time, you can feel the scale of the universe throughout the body. Planetarium screenings should be enjoyable for both children and adults.
“Nobel Q” introduces messages that the Nobel Laureate who visited the Miraikan wants visitors to think about. Some messages have a lot of personality and are worth thinking. It is a floor where adults can enjoy it, so please stop by once.
At the Miraikan, ASIMO, developed by Honda, will appear, allowing us to think about the future society where we live with robots. Since it is held four times a day, let’s participate if there is an opportunity.
For those who want to enjoy the Miraikan, talk to a scientific communicator. The Miraikan has sections where science communicators show off topics. The science communicator will guide you through the highlights of the permanent exhibition “Creating the Future”. There is no doubt that talking to a scientific communicator will increase your interest in science.
To enjoy the Miraikan, move to the 5th floor, 3rd floor and 1st floor in order. On the 5th floor of the Miraikan, there is a permanent exploration zone “Search the world”. You can also see Geocosmos up close on the 5th floor.
If you look around the 5th floor, move to the 3rd floor. On the 3rd floor of the Miraikan, there is a permanent exhibition zone “Create the Future”. There is a Nobel Q on the 3rd floor, which is recommended.
When you have finished looking at the 3rd floor, you will finally get down to the 1st floor. On the first floor of the Miraikan, special exhibitions that change from period to period are displayed. The Miraikan can be seen all in about 2 hours.
A pleasant science museum that unexpectedly stimulates curiosity
There are many museums and history archive centers in Japan, and popular facilities are crowded with many people every day. Among them, “Miraikan” is a science museum which is especially popular and can make many discoveries. It is one of the most important science museums in Japan where many elementary and junior high school students visit as a social visit, boasting exhibitions that were ingenuous and modern buildings. Not to mention being in touch with science with your child, as well as discussing various things together with couples, and experiencing with friends, there are various ways to enjoy. It is located in Tokyo Odaiba, location is easy to access and convenient.
Speaking of “science museum”, there may be many who have a hard and difficult image. Although Miraikan is completely different from such an image, it is a pleasant science museum that unexpectedly stimulates curiosity. Among science museums in Japan, it is particularly well-known as a science museum, ambassadors and ministers from other countries, governors of Japan, sometimes royalty and prime ministers visit as guests. Mr. Mamoru Mouri, the astronaut, who is acting as the director.
Inside the museum, not the difficult expertise is arranged, but the world of great science close to us that can be seen, touched and felt is expressed. It is a spot that you really want to visit only if you are not good at science and do not know well.
Miraikan has about 50 staff members called science communicator. Because Miraikan has a policy to “cultivate human resources”, there are a lot of staff to convey science. Among them, communicators explain science in an easy-to-understand manner, demonstrates and organizes exhibition events. “Why does this happen?” “What kind of reaction will it take in such a time?” If you have such simple questions, ask the scientific communicators. Science should be more familiar.
“Nihon Kagaku Miraikan” (The Japanese scientific museum) is the museum that you are able to experience the advanced science in Odaiba of Tokyo. It is put a lot of thought into the arrangement of the leading edge of science.
There are a lot of people of the role called “scientific communicator” in the museum and, they explain even a difficult thing clearly.
Huge earth display floats overhead
The space located nearest the entrance is open ceiling structure, and the huge earth display (Geo-Cosmos) of approximately 6m in diameter floats overhead.
100 times of normal
You can thoroughly enjoy the great force of a picture in “dome theater Gaia”.
You can experience starlit sky with the reality more than before by the “Atmos” which is the super high-definition stereoscopic vision picture system of whole sky, and planetarium projector “MEGASTAR-II cosmos”, which can project 5 million stars equal to approximately 100 times of normal.
Really like a human being
You can see humanoid robot “ASIMO” of HONDA, too.
Not only he can walk on two legs, but also can run and hop with one leg. A figure balancing by movement to jump is really really like a human being when you see it live.
Really interests people
Science museum seems drably and difficult, but Nihon Kagaku Miraikan has the advanced science such as a robot or an android, and it really interests people.
Go to Shimbashi Station on the Yamanote Line from Japan Railway Tokyo Station.
From there, transfer to “Yurikamome Line” and get off at “Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Station”. You will reach your destination in about 4 minutes on foot.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Miraikan (Science Museum)|
|Adresse:||2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064 Japan|
|Access:||Yurikamome-sen Line “Fune no Kagakukan-eki Station” (4 minutes walk)|
630 yen (Adult)
210 yen (18 years old and under)
Fee for the Dome Theater
310 yen (Adult)
100 yen (18 years old and under)
Please refer the official web page.