National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Attraction 2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Published on: 26-02-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Must see
5.89 USD

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The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation was opened on July 9th 2001, with the aim of bringing human beings to be closer with the magic change of science to human lives.

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Why National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is special ?

Located in Odaiba district of Tokyo, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) introduces cutting edge science and research. Miraikan has over 200 interactive exhibits designed and overseen by active scientists. The Geo-Cosmos is the symbol exhibit of Miraikan. It is a 6 m sphere and can illustrate real-time images as well as simulation data about our planet. One of our exhibits is the MEGASTAR II cosmos, a planetarium device that can show 5 million fixed stars. Interpreters (docents) offer the most up to date information on each exhibit. Miraikan organizes “Scientist Talk” events more than 20 times a year to make dialogue with visitors and answer questions and thus put a human face to science.


What to explore at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation?

There are many interactive exhibits and demonstrations to experience; for example, you can view actual DNA through a microscope or take a virtual trip to view the Earth from a space shuttle, and communicate with famous Japanese robots. Considering science and technology as a part of our culture, the Museum provides an open forum for all people to think and talk about the roles and possibilities that science and technology can provide for the society. It also features several workshops and seminars of distinguished researchers.

Upon entering, the visitor beholds a globe 6.5m (22ft) in diameter above the lobby, with 851,000 LEDs on its surface showing real-time global climatic changes. The museum holds interactive displays on robots, genetic discoveries, space and astronomy and, perhaps most bizarre of all, a model using springs and ball bearings to explain the operating principle of the internet.


How to get to National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation?

Funeno-Kagakukan station or Telecom Center station (Yurikamome line).

Selling points

  • Awesome ASIMO
  • Mind boggling
  • Dynamic exhibits
  • Sneak Peek to The Future
  • Geo-Cosmos Globe
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2-41, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

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Tips for you

  • Admission is allowed up to 30 min before closing
  • It is closed on Monday but if you visit on National holiday, the museum is still opened and closed on the next day.
  • The exhibition is in English and Japanes.
  • It's a great place for children to learn more about science. Let's visit the official website to know more about the exhibition in this museum
  • When you visit, don't forget to check out the Dome Theater. There was a special exhibiion by Teamlab that is worth the extra money if you enjoy digital and interactive art
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FourSquare View more

This museum is kind of amazing for anyone who likes science, space, or has a general curiosity about life.

TripAdvisor View more

Plan a whole day here. We got lucky as that was our only rainy day. The place is vast but very easy to navigate. The special exhibition 'teamLab' was a hit for our 10 year old, but all the other exhibits were great too! The android lady was interesting, but did not really fool us. Her presentation was all in Japanese and hence we missed a bit there. The brief Asimo show was very crowded and hard to see anything .. The planetarium show offers English audio, but so nice, dark and reclined chairs .. I fell asleep :) If there was one thing I would ask to change, it is the constant cafeteria - food smell that is wafting around the atrium ... but that is really just a nit pick.

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