National Museum of Science

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National Museum of Science (Miraikan)4.8

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Also known as Miraikan, this science museum in Odaiba is a high-tech showcase of Japan's cutting-edge technology. The 7-story building houses interactive exhibits in the fields of space technology, life science, robotics, etc., with a variety of hand-on activities catering to children and adults alike. The 3D image theater on the 6th floor features programs exploring the beginning and full expanse of the universe.

Entering the museum, the first thing you notice is a giant 'geo-cosmos' globe in the atrium, representing the Earth with 1 million LED light bulbs to look like a floating, spherical video display. Other popular highlights include the demonstration of the humanoid and baby seal robots, virtual-reality rides to explore into space, and the life-size sections of an space station and a deep-sea submarine.

The museum is so huge that a half day is not enough to see all the exhibits. After this museum, enjoy a dip in Oedo Onsen Monogatari or watch a beautiful sunset near the Rainbow Bridge.

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5.02 months ago

Awesome museum with hands-on things to do. Lots of little kids running around but did not stop me from having a great time. They only drawback is a bit of a small hike from nearest monorail station (about 8 minutes) but if you're not rushed for time, you can take the free shuttle that goes to nearby shopping. Very average food at the upstairs restaurant but good views. Asimo shows (11am, 1pm & 2pm?) & the kimono robot lady (11:30 & 2:30??) are only at certain times, so time your activities well. We also watched the 3D movie "Birthday" and really enjoyed that for only ¥300 extra (free enjoyable audio guide - limited supplies). We did pay for the Mammoth exhibition which was a bit pricey and certainly I can see where the money went but most of the signage is only in Japanese (I struggled a little even though I can read basic stuff since there were a lot of technical terms). The rest of the museum has pretty decent enough English explanations.
I could easily have spent the whole day here. I would definitely go again

5.04 weeks ago

Amazing place showcasing possible solutions for the future. Take your time meandering through the exhibits that aim to ask questions rather than provide answers to what is to come. The museum is spacious and easy to navigate with English translation for all exhibits. Entry is 620yen for adults and free for all school children up to the age of 18.

5.0a month ago

Really easy to know where you are and what exactly you are looking at without audio guides. I am an English speaker and all of the displays and exhibits featured English translations. We lucked out and got to see the amazing Mammoth Exhibition. Highly recommend paying the extra price to check it out. The Museum also has handy coin lockers to store items.

5.0in the last week

Very fun place for family and children!! Can easily spend an entire morning here if you’re not careful. Odaiba is a wide empty and spacious location where you can explore without feeling crammed. Visit this and all other neighboring museums!

4.02 months ago

It was a great time with my group Tokyo Adventure Kids. The entrance ticket line was very long but the staff were kind and reasonable. They let me go head and catch the movie we were booked to watch and buy entrance tickets later. The Mammoth exhibition was very interesting and it was amazing to see all the different animals from another time. I recommend to buy all tickets ahead of time and plan for the whole day. There are a couple Cafes as well. Hope you enjoy it!

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The visitors are immediately fascinated by Geo Cosmos which has been designed by the Museum master, Mr. Mori, who became the first Japanese astronaut. Geo Cosmos is the earth which he observed from the space. Besides, you can enjoy t...

The visitors are immediately fascinated by Geo Cosmos which has been designed by the Museum master, Mr. Mori, who became the first Japanese astronaut. Geo Cosmos is the earth which he observed from the space.

Besides, you can enjoy the humnoid robot performace, and the therapy dog will console your heart. Please experience Japanese cutting-edge technologies

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