Excellent designs have innovations that further improve connections between people, and between people and things. For the Design Ah! TV program, “design mind” is interpreted as the combination of sensibility and thinking to be aware of one's environment (LOOK), investigate what kinds of problems exist (THINK), and make a better situation (CREATE), using a diversity of expressions.This Design Ah! Exhibition was created so that visitors can experience and participate in this “design mind”.Our wish is for children—who will be responsible for the future—to experience the richness of looking, thinking, and creating with their “design minds”.

Design Ah! Official website
  • The Observation Room

    The five everyday themes are: bento lunchboxes, icon, container, body, and name. How does design connect us to them? Explore by looking, thinking, and creating!

  • The Immersion Room

    Step into an audio-visual world composed specially for the exhibition, covering all four walls of the exhibition hall. Experience being enveloped in the sounds and visions of design.

  • The Imagination Room

    How do we sense place, the flow of time and human motion through design? Explore through Space, Time, and Structure!

  • Activity Corner

    Take part in Dessin Ah, Everybody's Ah and Crest activities. The Dessin Ah! drawings are posted on the special website. In Everybody's Ah, works selected by exhibition participants will be displayed at the exhibition venue. Be sure to have a go!

©Satoshi Asakawa   
The Design Ah! Exhibition in Toyama

Venue & Access


July 19 - October 18, 2018Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation,

View on Google mapsDetail access information (Miraikan access page)
Opening Hours 10:00ー17:00
Last admission 30min. before closing time.
Saturdays, days before holidays (9/16, 23, 10/7) and
8/10–18 open until 20:00
Permanent Exhibition close at 17:00
Exhibition Closed September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 2018
Organizer Miraikan -
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation,
NHK, NHK Educational Corporation, NHK Promotions Inc.
Equipment Cooperation JAPAN MATERIAL Co.,Ltd., Fostex Company
Video Cooperation TYO / MONSTER
Support The Rinkai Line
Adults(ages 19 and over)
Elementary student to ages 18
Preschoolers of ages 3 and older
*For advance tickets and groups of 8 people or more, admission fees in ( ) are applied.
・Access to Permanent Exhibition included.
・Preschoolers of ages 2 and younger free of charge.
・Free admission for those in possession of a Disability Book and one accompanying person.
・Dome Theater: charge extra reservation required.
・During crowded times, number tickets will be issued and entrance regulations may be applied.
Address 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, Japan
Contact Tel. +81-3-5777-8600
Website http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/

TOKYO Online Tickets

Online tickets are available for the Tokyo exhibition only.