Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, Conduct Variety of Special Events and Employ Anniversary Logo
Tokyo, May 26, 2014 - On June 1 Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum will mark the 20th anniversary of its establishment. To celebrate this anniversary, the museum will conduct a variety of events at the museum on the day, and introduce special anniversary logos to commemorate the year. The anniversary events will include scientific experiments to further stimulate children's interest in science and technology. A number of other events are also planned for the coming year.
The anniversary scientific experiments will deal with four themes aimed at elementary school students — low-temperature, vacuum, water pressure, and buoyancy — and will be presented at different times during the day. The low-temperature experiment, which is being presented for the first time at the museum, will demonstrate what happens to flowers and rubber balls when they are dipped into ultra-low-temperature liquid nitrogen. The program also explains about liquid fuel used for rocket engines. Children viewing the experiments will also be able to participate in rock-paper-scissors matches with "Techno-kun" and museum guides.
A special "Mission Lab" event will also be held on the day of the anniversary at the Space Project in the "Trial Square" zone that offers visitors a hands-on 3D design and printing experience involving a futuristic vehicle for mining operations on the lunar surface. In the Mission Lab event, up to 12 visitors will work together as a team to design a DODECATRON mining vehicle that will then be output on a 3D printer in special limited-edition gold or silver colors to commemorate the anniversary. Paper crafting of "Techno-kun" masks and other events will also be held to mark the day.
To celebrate both the museum's anniversary and the anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port, which is June 2, students of high school age and younger will be admitted to the museum free of charge from May 31 (Sat) through June 2 (Mon).
Outline of Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum
3-1, Minatomirai 3-chome, Nishi-ku,