Current and Future Events


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Exploring the Southern Cross sky through state-of-the-art telescopes - talk about the universe by Australian astronomers -

We will invite Australian astronomers, Prof. Brian Schmidt and Prof. Brian Boyle to talk about the present and future of observational astronomy.
Date:14:30-16:00, 26th Saturday, April 2014
Venue: MiraiCAN Hall, 7F, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)



Other event

2014 Science Circus Tour Japan in Miraikan

The Science Circus is a program that tours hands-on exhibits and science performances. It brings excitement and discovery in science and nurture children's hopes and dreams.
Dates:26th (Sat) to April 27th (Sun) , April 2014
Venue: 1F Symbol Zone, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)


Demonstrations and Workshops

Miraikan's Science Communicators offer a variety of special demonstrations and workshops. (Available every day on the Permanent Exhibition floors)

Program Guide[Mar21-May31] [PDF]

The symbol exhibit "Geo-Cosmos"

* "The Movements"

Based on the theme "Human Activities and Changes in Earth View," this screening traces the trajectory of human history through various forms of data related to the concept of "movement."
Time(Weekdays): 11:15, 13:15, 16:15
Time(Sat., Sun. and Holidays): 13:15, 16:15
Length: Approximately 15 minutes

* "TSUNAGARI –Feel the Earth–" Offered in English

Various "TSUNAGARI (connections)" among different elements on the earth that have an impact on one another such as the air, water, and life will be introduced.
Time: 15:10
Length: Approximately 15 minutes

* "World Processor Powered by Geo-Cosmos"

Created by Mr. Ingo Günther, an artist who expresses his ideas by using the globe as a canvas, the "World Processor" is a project that illustrates various aspects of the Earth based on factual data.
Time(Weekdays): 12:00("Human Activities")、15:00("Borders")、16:00("Japan ≠ World Averages")
Time(Sat., Sun. and Holidays): 12:00("Borders")、15:00("Human Activities")
Length: Approx. 5 minutes

3F "Create your future"

* ASIMO Demonstration

Introducing ASIMO, a Humanoid Robot. Let's imagine a future society in which we live alongside robots.
Time: 11:00, 14:00
Length: Approximately 10 minutes

* Superconductivity Demonstration

In addition to a levitation demonstration utilizing the phenomenon of superconductivity, our Science Communicators will give you a glimpse of the possibilities of superconductivity.
Time(Weekdays): 13:00
Time(Sat., Sun. and Holidays): 13:00, 16:00
Length: Approximately 15 minutes

* Workshop: "A Hands-on Model of the Internet"

Come learn about how information is transmitted over the Internet through simple explanations using white and black balls. *Reservations required: Please pick up a reservation ticket in front of the 3F "A Hands-on Model of the Internet."
Time(Weekdays): 11:15, 13:15, 14:15
Time(Sat., Sun. and Holidays): 11:15, 13:15, 14:15, 16:15
Length: Approximately 30 minutes

* Workshop "Can You Protect Information?"

This is the advanced version of the workshop on "A Hands-on Model of the Internet" Learn and think about how to send information while keeping it safe from prying eyes.
Time(Sat., Sun. and Holidays): 15:00
Length: Approximately 45 minutes



Science Communicators will drive the UNI-CUB, the new personal mobility device which has neither steering wheel nor an accelerator.
Time: 11:30-12:30(3F "Create your future") / 16:00-17:00(5F "Explore the frontiers")

5F "Explore the frontiers"

* Science Mini Talk

Our Science Communicators and volunteers will introduce the latest scientific topics in an understandable way.
Time(Weekdays): 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30
Time(Sat., Sun. and Holidays): 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30
Length: Approximately 15 minutes

5F VR Theater

* 3D Image "4D2U - spacewalk"

Visitors can experience a journey in which they travel from the solar system to the end of the universe in a virtual space created by using the results of cutting-edge observations and simulations.

* As reservation is required, please pick up your reservation ticket at the 5F information station.
Time(Weekdays): 11:20, 13:20, 15:20
Time(Sat., Sun. and Holidays): 11:20, 13:20, 14:20, 15:20
Length: Approximately 25 minutes

Demonstrations are subject to change of venue or time or cancellation. We ask for your understanding.


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