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Miraikan – Expo 2025: Live to Travel, Travel to Live


The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (also called Miraikan) is a national science museum where visitors can experience cutting-edge science and technology related to themes such as space, the global environment, life, and robotics. One of the facility’s most iconic exhibits is its Geo-Cosmos, which is a spherical display six meters in diameter that streams images from weather satellites against a colorful background of the Earth. Also on the third floor is the "Hello! Robot" exhibit, which showcases Miraikan's original partner robot "Keparan" and the forefront of robotics research. At Miraikan, imagine what the future will bring while experiencing the latest science and technology.

Local insights

Sano Kodai, a Science Communicator at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, is in charge of planning robot exhibits and accessibility-related events.

Miraikan and Expo 2025

At Miraikan, you can explore how cutting-edge science and technology nurture life and support the protection of Earth's environment, relating to the Expo theme, “Saving Lives."

Q1: How does this attraction bring tourists and locals together?

A: Miraikan's exhibition floors are staffed by science communicators who not only provide explanations of the exhibits, but also facilitate conversations with visitors, which give them opportunities to talk together about future science and technology based on their everyday lives and experiences. Additionally, many exhibits are available in English and Chinese, providing a chance for visitors to interact and think about the future.

Q2: What kind of impressions have you got from visitors?

A: We have welcomed visitors from diverse nationalities and have received numerous impressions and feedback. In particular, many visitors have been surprised and fascinated that they can touch and observe the movement of the "moving robots" exhibit. The ability to actually experience science sparks interest in future science and technology and provides guests with new discoveries and insights.

Q3: Any message for visitors planning to see Expo 2025?

A: Miraikan offers a wide variety of exhibits that extend beyond those introduced above. Together, let's imagine the future of science and technology at Miraikan!

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