Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Experience the Forefront of Science

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is found in Tokyo's Koto City. Within the museum, you will find exhibitions and displays showing how science and technology affect both the Earth and our everyday lives. You can also study what the future has to bring. It will surely be an interesting experience to check out and interact with some of the latest and greatest science and technology has to offer.

About the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Experience the Forefront of Science

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation opened in 2001 as a communication base for science. It was focused on considering everyday issues concerning the Earth, how we can sustainably live on it, climate change, food-related issues, natural disasters, and much more.

Things to see and do at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Experience the Forefront of Science

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation's 3 permanent exhibitions are split up into 3 seperate zones. Furthermore, other than exhibitions, the Dome Theater on the 6th floor is a must-see.

Permanent Exhibition - Discover your Earth

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Experience the Forefront of Science

The Geo-Cosmos is a globe-like display that uses organic electroluminescent (EL) panels, check out data collected from satellites and scientists on the touch-panel displays as well as much more.

For example, using the "Geo-Cosmos", you can see constantly changing weather patterns embrace Earth and experience what astronauts see even as you remain on the ground.

What is also amazing is that you can use the "Geo-Prism", which is a system that can overlay various forms of data onto live images from the Geo-Cosmos by using augmented reality (AR) technology to experience and see a dynamic experience of the Earth’s movements.

Permanent Exhibition - Create your future

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Experience the Forefront of Science

The 3rd floor's permanent exhibition zone is a curious place that looks into "What future new science and technology will bring".

See and interact with various robots, experience everything the exhibition has to offer, and imagine a future in which humans and robots live alongside one another. If you were to come face to face with androids that look like humans, you may start to ponder the differences, and similarities between humans and robots as well as the digital world.

Explore everything this exhibition has to offer, and you will start thinking about what the world may be like in 10, 50, or even 1,000 years from now.

Permanent Exhibition - Explore the frontiers

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Experience the Forefront of Science

The 5th-floor exhibition zone is about the Earth, Space, and life itself.

Learn about how astronauts live and conduct experiments in a mockup of their living quarters in space, how it connects to the Earth and society, as well as the future. 

Whilst it is studying, the exhibitions themselves are colorful and engaging, meaning before you've even realized it you've learned a lot of new and interesting things!

Dome Theater

Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation - Experience the Forefront of Science

This area has a theme of "The theory of everything" and shows 2 unique and interesting programs being "The Man from the 9 Dimensions" and "BIRTHDAY - What Links the Universe and Me -". Both of which are shown using impressive, full-dome, stereoscopic films.

There are 4 showings on weekdays and 7 showings on weekends. (Accurate as of October 2020)

Miraikan's Business Hours & Entrance Fee

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation business hours are as follows:

  • 10:00~17:00 (Tickets are sold until 30 minutes prior to closing)
  • *The museum is closed every Tuesday (Excepting if it is a public holiday) and for the New Years Period (12/28 ~ 1/1).

Entrance Fees are as follows:

  • Adults: 630 yen
  • Elementary school students -18 Years: 210 yen
  • Child under elementary school students: FREE

Entrance to the Dome Theater requires a separate fee of 310 yen for adults and 100 yen for anyone under the age of 18. (Accurate as of October 2020)

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Access

There are 2 main methods for reaching the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Train and Bus, however, we would highly recommend using the train. When using the train, the station you need to get off at changes depending on which line you use. For example, for "Shimbashi Station" you should have a 5-minute walk from "Tokyo International Cruise Terminal station", however, if you are getting on from "Toyosu Station" then you should have a 4-minute walk from "Telecom Center station".

Spot information

  • Name: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
  • Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Access: Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Yurikamome Line
    • 5-minute walk from Tokyo International Cruise Terminal station
    • 4-minute walk from Telecom Center station
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Language: 
    • Commentary Panel: English
    • Pamphlet: English, Chinese, Korean
    • Dome Theater Audio Guide: English
  • Ticket Purchase: At acceptance
  • Credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, UnionPay

※Due to the Novel Coronavirus, reservation is required for entry.

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