"Exploration of Time" Exhibition to be held at the Fukui Children's Museum [April 23 (Sat.) - May 22 (Sun.), 2011]

The entrance of the building
The entrance of the building
Feeling time while relaxing
Feeling time while relaxing
Experiencing together with family and friends
Experiencing together with family and friends

Having completed a tour of both international and domestic venues, the "Exploration of Time" Exhibition, which was originally unveiled in spring 2003, will be held in Fukui City. The Fukui Children's Museum, the exhibition's venue, which opened in November 2009, offers an enjoyable environment to learn about history and culture through famous individuals associated with Fukui Prefecture, such as Dr. Yoichiro Nambu, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and Mr. Shizuka Shirakawa, a noted Kanji scholar. Concurrently, an additional exhibition will be held introducing Dr. Yoshio Fujita, an astronomer who was born and grew up in Fukui Prefecture, whose research has long been fueled by his fascination with the starlight that pours down from above.

- Event Outline -
Feature Exhibit: "Exploration of Time" Exhibition
Venue: Fukui Children's Museum
Term: April 23 (Sat.) - May 22 (Sun.), 2011
Organizer: Fukui Children's Museum
Planning and Production: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

- The Purpose of this Special Exhibition -
This exhibition brings visitors on an "exploration" through the multiplex worlds of "time" as understood through science. We invite you to reconsider your everyday concept of "time," depart from the confines of the human perspective and our artificial means of measuring time (the clock), and approach the concept of "time" as it exists in space, the Earth, life, and matter. We are proud to bring to you a unique exhibition through the cooperation of scientific advisors hailing from different fields from the Research Institute for Time Studies of Yamaguchi University and collaborations with up-and-coming young artists and musicians.

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