“We will build a completely new kind of science museum.” Under that initiative from the first Chief Executive Director Mohri Mamoru, Miraikan’s staff were challenged to create a multitude of innovative, fresh activities to present science and technology in an understandable manner to the public. Since its beginning, Miraikan has continued to grow as a an evolving organism subject to constant change.
Sharing the Earth
The Geo-Cosmos is something seen by every visitor to Miraikan. It depicts a true, realistic rendition of our planet as it constantly changes over time. Here we will describe the untold story behind its creation and its many connections.
Communicating about Science and Technology 1
without form visible
Miraikan focuses on cutting edge science and technology, or in other words, the newest activities that have yet to be realized by the world, including the ideas and processes of researchers. But how can one express these things without form? Here we introduce just a portion of the ingenuity applied by researchers, engineers, and creators to do just that.
Communicating about Science and Technology 2
Science x 〇〇
Food, time, love, design, art, the economy, ghosts, the end of the world: these are but a few of the diverse topics covered in our many special exhibits that communicated a new way to enjoy science and technology. The reactions that resulted from mixing these many elements has served to further expand the potential inherent in Miraikan.
Connecting Science and Technology with Society
A place to contemplate
How should we interact with science and technology as we move forward into the future? This question must be considered by society as a whole. “Science Communicators” are key persons that help to promote that process of consideration and dialogue. Next we introduce a wide variety of field initiatives launched at Miraikan.
A Place for Diverse People to Gather
Together with everyone
People from around the world, and from all walks of life have come to visit Miraikan, from the general public to heads of state. The way each interacted with Miraikan was equally diverse, including to exhibits, the volunteers who staffed them, and those who cooperated in their creation. Scores of people have come together and met through Miraikan, creating an endless stream of new value.