Toilet!? Human Waste & Earth's Future

Toilets – behind the closed doors, they are there to take the waste we get rid of from our bodies. Though defecation is a part of daily life, it is often those things that we rarely talk about in public or don't pay much attention to. What would toilets say to us if they could talk? If there are no toilets, where would our waste go after they are flushed?

Miraikan's newest special exhibition "Toilet?! Human Waste and the Earth's Future" takes a playful approach to present both the importance and challenges of sanitation and the toilet worldwide. In today's world, 2.5 billion people have no access to clean toilets, and by year 2100, the global population is projected to exceed 10 billion. Now is the time for us to face the reality and the challenges the world faces on a global scale. With various attractions designed to be both entertaining and instructive, this exhibition explores ins and outs of human waste and its impact on the environment now and in the future, while giving people a new perspective on toilet and encourage them to talk more openly about our bodily function.

So let's be on our way to the world of toilets and discover what the "ideal toilet" is for each person on earth!

Event Details

Venue: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Term: July 2 (Wed) - October 5 (Sun), 2014
Opening hours: 10:00 - 17:00
*Please enter at least 30 minutes before closing time.
**From August 13 to 17, this exhibition only will be open until 20:00.
Closed: Every Tuesday
*Open on public holidays and during the summer vacation periods
Admission Fees (Individual): Adult 1,200 yen / 18 and under 600 yen
Admission Fees (Group): Adult 960 yen / 18 and under 480 yen