National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, commonly referred to as the Miraikan, attests to the intellectual and Tokyo's entrepreneurial spirit. This high-tech museum features exciting interactive (and more importantly bilingual) exhibits that showcase engineering feats such as robotics and space exploration. There's also a life science section that explores the genome and medical advances. Kids will particularly enjoy the displays as they can touch, climb on and play with many of them. But, the fun isn't just for the little ones. "The exhibits are in both Japanese and English, but not other languages. Each exhibit trails the frontiers of particular scientific or technological areas including neuroscience, the Internet, genetics, space etc." explains one TripAdvisor user.
The museum welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. On Odaiba, you can easily walk to the museum from the Fune-no Kagakukan, Telecom Center and Tokyo Teleport subway stations. Admission costs 600 JPY ($7.75 USD) for adults. Note: On Saturday, individuals 18 and under get in for free. For more information, check out the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation's website.