I love taking the kids to science museums. They have so much fun, while learning all about science at the same time. While in Tokyo, we took them to Sony ExploraScience, where they had a blast learning all about the concepts of light, sound, and entertainment through various exhibits.
Sony ExploraScience is divided into four zones: a Sound Zone, a Light (Imaging) Zone, a Theater & Workshop Zone, and an Information & Entertainment Zone (a majority of exhibits are in the Sound and Light Zones).
Upon entering Sony ExploraScience, one of the first things guests see is a huge Augmented Reality screen, in which all sorts of props and accessories appear on screen on and next to guests. The kids got a kick out of seeing all the different hats that popped up on their heads.
|The kids kept going to this exhibit again and again and again.|
|Another kid fave - getting the "puppet" to move|
|First make the shadow...|
|and see what appears!|
For those who don't make the top 11, your smile gets posted on an "alternate" smiler until the next person takes a smile photo.
|Cute smile, but did not make the top 11!|
In Delayed Speech, you get to listen to your voice with a slight delay.
|How does your voice sound with a delay?|
|Getting an idea of how cell phones work|
The kids controlled different tiles on display in DataTiles, making the images rewind or move forward.
In Digital Image DJ, kids used a magic turntable to change the characteristics of objects on screen.
|Digital Image D|
|What does he hear?|
Although Sony ExploraScience was a lot smaller than I expected it to be, it was still so much fun, and there really was a lot to do. In addition to the above, the boys watched a neat Immersive Wall 3D show, tinkered with musical instruments on screen, ran along with animals by creating sound waves, played with virtual marbles, manipulated 3D shapes, and so much more!
Mini-experiments are held daily, and guests can also take a quiz (weekdays only).
It wasn't difficult to figure out what to do at each exhibit (instructions are available in English), and the kids sure had a lot of fun exploring different aspects of sound, light, and entertainment at Sony ExploraScience!
Aqua City Odaiba
Address: Japan, 〒135-0091 Tokyo, 港区Daiba
1 Chome−7−1, メディアージュ Aqua City Odaiba
Mahalo to Sony ExploraScience for hosting our admission.