The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is a top destination for science enthusiasts and futurists to visit in Tokyo. With fascinating exhibits and events, this museum is a great place to discover how the world is changing.
The museum opened in 2001
Celebrity visitors have included George Takei, the King and Queen of Spain, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former NASA astronaut Jon A. McBride
You can reach Odaiba, where the museum is located, by train and water bus.
The nearest subway station, Telecom Center, is just a few minutes walk away on the Yurikamome Line. Fune-no Kagakukan Station on the same line is also close. It is a 15-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line. Water buses also stop at Odaiba.
Known as Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation looks at the world from a scientific point of view and asks questions about what the future holds. You can attend talks and experience-based classes to learn more about our changing world. As well as guest speakers from Japan, the museum also hosts many foreign speakers every year.
The museum has three different zones to investigate.
The Frontiers Zone tells you about space and the solar system, as well as life on Earth. In the Create your Future Zone, you can find out more about sustainability and what the future has in store for life on the planet, as well as exploring the role robots will play in society. The Discover your Earth Zone explains the link between life and Earth's environment.
From robot demonstrations to explorations of the solar system, there are plenty of activities available at the museum. Head over to Curiosity Field if you're visiting with children, who will love the hands-on games they can play there. The Science Workshop is another great place to visit to get stuck into something hands-on.
As well as the permanent exhibition, the museum also holds events and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Popular events sell out in advance, so make sure to book your ticket ahead of time. In the Dome Theater GAIA, you can have a 3D cinematic experience; reservations recommended.