Frequently Asked Questions
Questions on Miraikan
Q1. What kind of Science Museum is it?
Our concept is to allow people to become familiar with science through participation-based exhibits and through dialogues with scientists, engineers, interpreters and volunteers.
Q2. Can small children enjoy the museum?
Basically the target ages are for junior/high school and over, but since there are participation-based exhibits and robot demonstrations, there are visitors of pre-school age.
Q3. Can you still enjoy a visit without understanding Japanese?
The explanations for almost all the exhibits are offered both in Japanese and English.
Q4. Are there any guides?
The museum is an independent tour-based facility so each visitor can freely tour the museum. If there are any questions on the exhibits, there are interpreters (exhibit docents) and volunteers on each floor, so please contact them. They will provide detailed explanations.
Q5. In what route should we look at the exhibits?
There are no suggested routes.
Q6. How long does it take to tour the museum?
It will take about 2 hours, but it may be better to give yourself extra time if you will be enjoying the theater.
Q7. On Which days is it open for free?
- "Museum's Anniversary," every July 9
- "Every Saturday" for ages 18 and under
- May 5, during the term of "Child Welfare Week" for ages 18 and under
- "Respect-for-Senior-Citizens Day" for ages 65 and over
- Friday and Saturday during the term of "Science and Technology Week"
- Saturday during the term of "Education and Culture Week"
Questions on the Exhibits
Q1. What is the Dome Theater?
You can enjoy dramatic images on the dome shape screen. (Capacity 112/You cannot leave or enter during the program.)
Q2. Please tell me about the robot demonstrations.
・ASIMO: 11:00~11:10, 13:00~13:10, 14:00~14:10, 16:00~16:10 Please understand that there may be changes with the schedule for certain reasons.
Q3. Where can I apply for a ride on UNI-CUB?
We accept applications at the UNI-CUB Station for personal mobility experience, which is on the first floor. (A tour fee will be charged.) Please check the requirements for application, including height and weight restrictions, on the webpage below.
Personal Mobility UNI-CUB Station
Questions on the Museum use
Q1. Are there rentals for baby strollers and wheelchairs?
Please ask staff at the Help Desk to use them.
Q2. Is it possible to enter the museum with pets?
We are sorry but we do not allow any kind of pet in the museum. We also do not keep them so please be careful. However, assisting dogs for people with disability are allowed.
Q3. Is it OK to film or take pictures in the museum?
Yes, it is OK. However, we ask you not to photograph in some exhibits and inside the Dome Theater.
Questions on touring in large groups
Q1. Are group reservations only for rainy days possible?
Yes, we do take in reservations only for rainy days. However, please be sure to contact the museum for cancellations, first.
Q2. We would like to have lunch outside if the weather is nice, but are there any nice places?
There are the Takinohiroba (The Waterfall Square) (near Telecom Center station) and the Aomi Kita Futo Park (near the Museum of Maritime Science).
Q3. Are there parking spaces for buses?
There is a parking lot for buses within the museum site. It is 3,090 yen per bus (without reservation).