Minato City Minato Science Museum 2021 Winter Special Exhibition "Moon" Exhibition
Japan announced its participation in the Artemis Project in October 2019. In July 2020, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) signed a joint declaration on lunar exploration cooperation with NASA. In addition, JAXA announced that it will recruit new astronauts around autumn 2021, and the moon is currently attracting attention.
This special exhibition takes up the forefront of the work and its technology as private companies take on the challenge of exploring the moon. Through the efforts of companies that make products familiar to our daily lives, such as automobiles, architecture, and clothing, why not feel that lunar exploration and space development are "the future that is right there"?
You can see the technology used for lunar exploration, including a full-scale model of a lunar lander scheduled to land on the moon in 2022, and a model of the Luna Cruiser (1/10 scale) that JAXA and Toyota Motor Corporation are researching.
In addition, in order to see the special exhibition from a more multi-angle perspective, the planetarium hall will screen two special programs that will be screened for the first time at the museum, "Imagine the Moon: Thoughts on the Moon" and "MARS1001 The Day When It Descends to Mars".
In Minato-ku, which has been popular as a famous place for moon viewing since the Edo period, please touch the cutting-edge technology that the private sector is challenging and realize that lunar exploration is not a dream.
* In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection at the National Museum of Science, visitors are required to make advance reservations (first-come-first-7). For details, please refer to the official website of the National Museum of Science.
|Hours||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
(Planetarium final projection 7:00 p.m. start, last entry time 7:30 p.m.)
|Holiday||Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9|
|Admission||Admission in the facility is free Of charge only for the planetarium|