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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Japan

Mission

Miraikan logoMiraikan considers science and technology as a part of our culture, and provides an open forum for all people to think and talk about the roles and possibilities that science and technology can provide for our society.

Description

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. Science Communicators (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. The Science Workshop provides various experiments such as extracting DNA and making robots work. There are also more than 10 active labs conducting the latest research complete with a tour so that visitors and scientists have a chance to exchange ideas. About 500 volunteers are involved in Miraikan’s activities as well.

Through this operation, Miraikan aims to share the cutting-edge science and technology with the whole society as part of enriched human culture.

Contact Details

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)National Museum of Emerging Science
and Innovation (Miraikan), Japan

2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-0064, Japan
T +81 3 3570 9151
F +81 3 3570 9150
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www.miraikan.jst.go.jp

Director:
Dr Mamoru Mohri,  Chief Executive Director
T +81 3 3570 9159
F +81 3 3570 9169
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Contact:
Ms Rieko Chihana, Office of International Affairs
T +81 3 3570 9207
F +81 3 3570 9150
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