This family-friendly museum in Tokyo’s amusement district, Odaiba, examines our daily lives through a scientific lens. It has one of the best entrances of all Tokyo museums; the impressive 6.5-metre Geo-Cosmos globe hanging from the atrium is fitted with 10,362 OLED panels on its surface, alternating between showing global weather patterns, cities and their populations, human migration movements and more.
Many people come here for the interactive robots and AI such as the lifelike android Otonaroid. In the space and astronomy corner, you can step inside International Space Station living quarters. There is even a hands-on mechanical model using black and white balls to explain the operating principle of the Internet.
If all this interaction is too much, take a breather in the 121-seat spherical Dome Theater ‘Gaia’ which shows 3D moving images of our universe based on scientific data (ticket to the theatre and exhibition ¥940, children aged 18 and younger ¥310, children aged 6 or younger ¥100; reservations can be made online, or at the ticket counter upon arrival).