We believe that science and technology are part of our culture. We provide an open forum for all to ponder and discuss the future roles of science and technology.
Activities - Three Pillars
Miraikan highlights cutting-edge science and technology as "new knowledge and innovation" through various methods, such as permanent and special exhibitions, talk sessions, experimental classes, on the web, through publications, and videos. To arouse the interest of the general public, Miraikan is developing methods of expression and communication to present the information in an easy-to-understand manner.
Development of Science Communicators
Miraikan trains Science Communicators internally and externally through a unique human development system based on practical science communication activities. At Miraikan, Science Communicators are appointed on a fixed-term system for a maximum of five years. During their terms as Science Communicators, they engage in science communication activities, including providing explanations of exhibits on the exhibition floor, and planning events and exhibitions. At the end of their terms, armed with their experience as Science Communicators, these knowledgeable personnel take up jobs in research institutes, universities, science museums and other museums, corporations, and educational institutions.
This network includes researchers, engineers, the media, volunteers, Member's Club, museum visitors, government offices, schools, science museums in Japan and around the world, and industries. Miraikan views these relationships as multi-dimensional linking Miraikan's activities to all society, and continues to strengthen its connections with these eight stakeholders. Miraikan approaches these people and organizations and engages with them in its projects and activities. Through such engagement, Miraikan creates links between cutting edge science and technology and the general public.