About the Research Area
Miraikan houses a jointly operated research area, and research activities are being carried out daily on multiple projects in a separate area behind the corridor of the Exhibition Zone from the first to sixth floor. In the spirit of sharing what a research laboratory studying cutting-edge technology looks like with the public, each research laboratory is equipped with a glass wall that allows visitors to see the activities of researchers from the corridors.
Science communication activities with resident projects
Leveraging the unique nature of its in-house research area, Miraikan is holding many science communication events in collaboration with the researchers of resident projects, such as talk events, demonstration experiment events, and visits to the research laboratories. These activities seek to provide an opportunity for the public to connect with actual scientific research, while also offering researchers a chance to review the significance of their work based on interactions with the public, and reflect public feedback in their research.