Here you can learn about research in exploring the universe and the Earth. You can feel the endless curiosity of the human mind.

Human curiosity has delved into the depths of the Earth, the oceans, and leaped into the Solar System and other places in the Universe. In the "Laboratory to Explore the Frontiers", we introduce research that pushes the frontiers of our knowledge. The exhibition features models of the Subaru Telescope, a telescope that uses its 8.2 meter mirror to deep peer into the Universe, the Venus Climate Orbiter "AKATSUKI" that studies the atmosphere of Venus, the deep sea drilling vessel, CHIKYU, that features the most advanced drilling capabilities in the world, a real H-IIA rocket engine, and a living sample of "Gandalfus yunohana", a specie of crab that lives in the extreme environment of the deep sea.


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Permanent Exhibition | Explore the frontiers

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