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School children always enjoy the interactive displays at this museum, which opened in 1964. The aim of the museum is to give visitors an opportunity to learn about changes in science and technology. An excellent recent addition to the fifth floor is a collection of seven exhibits named: "Universe", "Mechanics", "Works", "Access", "Illusions", "Optics" and "Orienteering" under the central topic called, "Forest of Fun".
Although Japan's first gas lamps were lit in Yokohama in 1872, Tokyo Gas established this Gas Science Center in 1986 to mark its 100th anniversary. The visitor can learn about future plans for gas use and see the technology used today to produce and convey gas. Displays such as "Microcosm of Methane," "Liquefaction and Transportation of Natural Gas," "Fossil Fuels and the Global Environment," "City Gas Production," all merit field-trip visits by elementary and junior high school children.
This huge, two-building general science museum was established in 1877 and covers a wide variety of scientific knowledge including the evolution of living things, the Earth's formative history, nature, and astronomy. The giant dinosaur fossil, a moon rock and the stuffed body of Hachiko, the famous loyal Akita dog are some of the unmissable exhibits here. Taxidermy specimens, steam engines and the life of Japanese people are also some of the intriguing permanent exhibitions. If you cannot read Japanese, it is better to bring along a Japanese friend who can translate things for you.
Enjoy the wonderful science and mathematics world! This museum stimulates your interest in these subjects. There are lots of interactive attractions, which let you understand the principles of science and mathematics. Many kids are absorbed in playing with these attractions, such as pendulums, the Light Canvas (an attraction using the principle of the three primary colors), and the Wave Harmonizer (an attraction projecting the shape of sound on the wall). Risupia is a great place to have a good time with your family.
Sony Explora Science is an enjoyable museum for every generation. Here you can learn about the science and technology applying to video games, music, and movies. In workshops, children can deepen their understanding of science and technology by creating and dismantling gadgets. This museum has many educational attractions connecting with light, sound, and entertainment for a really nominal price.
Located in Odaiba, on a huge reclaimed area of land in Tokyo Bay developed during the 1980's bubble economy era, the MegaWeb not only has showcase areas for Toyota's latest models and a small car museum, it also boasts one of the largest Ferris Wheels in the world. Peek into the future at Future World. The area is very popular among the trendy youth so expect crowds and queues on weekends.
The principles of Miraikan are as follows: disseminating science, fostering a new generation of scientists, and creating connections. Here you can experience the wonderful world of science in all its glory. Come and explore the observation of DNA and chromosomes, the simulation of creating a space explorer, and 3D technology exhibits. There is also a science shop selling unique stuff, such as euglena (cell shape) cookies, and a DNA extraction kit. The museum was graced by former US President Barack Obama in the year 2014. The must-see attractions is the Geo-Cosmos, a high resolution globe which showcases real-time information on temperature, vegetation and oceanic changes.
In 1950, the Oji Paper Manufacturing Company established this museum to display its impressive collection of paper and paper-related items. Separate exhibits show the handicraft of origami, an early apparatus for making paper and a piece of papyrus from Egypt. Toys, castles and clothing are exhibited. The facility includes a library with an extensive number of books on the art of producing paper.
This museum helps you deepen your understanding of science and technology. Here you can learn about various subjects of science, such as the human body, technology, energy, and nature. You can also enjoy a planetarium and dome theater. At the museum shop, you can buy fossils, science journals, and science kits. Overall, you are guaranteed to have a good time at Tamarokuto Science Center with your family.