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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

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[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★★★★ (10.0/10.0)

Features
◎ Enjoyable

◎ Beautiful
△ Relaxing
◎ Unique
○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see performance by ASIMO
2: to see images of Geo Cosmos
3: to see images at planetarium called Dome Gaia Theater
4: to see displays at project exhibitions (limited time only)

Science Museum that shows performance by ASIMO

If you visit National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, you can see performance of a robot called ASIMO at the robot world.

It is interesting to see ASIMO kicks a ball and dances, keeping good balance of bipedal walking.

It holds regular exhibition and project exhibition.

In regular exhibition, it is wonderful to see displays and demonstration of latest technology including space and deep sea. In particular, exhibition corners about "Shinkai 6500," "International Space Station" and "Super-Kamiokande" are impressive. Also, it is interesting to operate Geo-Scope, the flat screen, that shows various kinds of information related to the earth. For example, it is possible to watch the changing screen images accoring to the global climate change from 1850 to 2100 on the basis of past record and future projection about air temperature.

At the symbol zone near the entrance, it is awesome to see various kinds of screen images on Geo-Cosmos, a spherical screen. For example, it is surprising to watch the screen images of "The Movements" about flight, shipping and land routes on the earth, that shows people are moving around the world.

At Dome Theatre Gaia, it is enjoyable to see screen images. When purchasing a ticket, it is possible to select the program to watch. For example, it is great to see "Birthday," 3D screen images about the universe.

"The Sekai-Ichi -Unique Inspirations, Made in Japan-" (from December 7, 2013 (Saturday) to May 6, 2014 (Tuesday, national holiday)) was a special exhibition. Excellent products in many kinds of fields were displayed. In particular, it was surprising to see the world of microtechnology. Related to this exhibition, the event of "Monozukuri that realizes dreams -Paralympic Games and Japanese Technology-" (from March 5, 2014 (Wednesday) to April 7, 2014 (Sunday)) was held. Prosthetic legs were displayed.

It opened in 2001. It is a large national science museum at commercial area in Odaiba, Koto City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Telecom Center station.

Event Information

"Humanoid Robot ASIMO Demonstration"
Demonstration Time: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 16:00 (Approximately 10 minutes each)

"Special Exhibition: The Art of Disney -The Magic of Animation-"
from April 8, 2017 (Saturday) to September 24, 2017 (Sunday)

"Harvest Moon Viewing in Miraikan 2017!"
from September 13, 2017 (Wednesday) to October 6, 2017 (Friday)

Finished Event Information

"Special Exhibition: teamLab Dance! Art Exhibition and Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park"
from November 29, 2014 (Saturday) to May 10, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Pokemon Lab ~You do it! You discover!~"
from July 8, 2015 (Wednesday) to October 12, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Science Agora 2015"
from November 13, 2015 (Friday) to November 15, 2015 (Sunday)

"Special Event: Explore the Start of Frontiers"
from January 13, 2016 (Wednesday) to February 7, 2016 (Sunday)

"Media Ambition Tokyo 2016"
from March 4, 2016 (Friday) to March 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: GAME ON: Why are videogames so interesting?"
from March 2, 2016 (Wednesday) to May 30, 2016 (Monday)

"Making of Björk Digital -Live Recording & Talk-"
June 28, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Björk Digital Opening Party"
June 29, 2016 (Wednesday) to June 30, 2016 (Thursday)

"Björk Digital: VR of Music・18-Day Experiment"
from June 29, 2016 (Wednesday) to July 18, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Harvest Moon Viewing in Miraikan 2016!"
from September 10, 2016 (Saturday) to September 17, 2016 (Saturday)

"Special Exhibition: The NINJA -who were they?-"
from July 2, 2016 (Saturday) to October 10, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Science Agora 2016"
from November 3, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday) to November 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"Night Museum vol.1 -Earth Viewing in Miraikan-"
June 3, 2017 (Saturday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 2.5 hours in a regular pace, about 2 hours in a hurried pace, and about 3 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30).

Closed Day
This museum is closed every Tuesday, maintenance period, and year-end and new year holiday from December 28 to January 1. In case that Tuesday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it opens on Tuesday. Also, during spring holiday, summer holiday and winter holiday, it opens on Tuesday. Accordingly, it opens on April 1, April 29, May 6, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26, September 23, December 23 in 2014 and January 6 and March 31 in 2015.

Admissions Fee
It is 620-yen for adults, 210-yen for those aged 18 and under. It is free for infants aged 6 and under. In case of project exhibition, the admissions fee is set separately. It is free on Friday and Saturday during science and technology week of April 18, 2014 and April 19, 2014, Opening Memorial Day of July 9, 2014 (Wednesday) and Saturday during education and culture week of November 1, 2014.

Access
It takes about 4 minutes from Telecom-Center Station.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Telecom-Center Station (Yurikamome: New Transit Yurikamome)
◎ Fune-no-Kagakukan Station (Yurikamome: New Transit Yurikamome)
○ Tokyo-Teleport Station (Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit: Rinkai Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Name in Roman Letters
Nippon Kagaku Miraikan

Name in Japanese
日本科学未来館
にっぽんかがくみらいかん

Address
2-3-6, Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo, 135-0064, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3570-9151

URL
http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/

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