Here's another event to file under the "wish I was in Japan" category, as Pokémon fans within travelling distance of Tokyo could potentially learn a little about science and also have fun with one of their favourite franchises.
From 8th May onwards, The Pokémon Lab exhibit at the Miraikan science museum will have three areas dedicated to scientific education for young visitors. One will be home to Poké Balls with 'mon inside to be identified, another will task visitors with identifying Pokémon based on their characteristics, while a third room will focus on real-life scientific discoveries.
Pokémon certainly seems like a useful tie-in for an exhibition like this, with its focus on nature and Types certainly flexible enough to be moulded into an educational experience. Based on the logo above it may be worth attending for the Pikachu and lab coat combinations alone.
This is very much a local collaboration and project, though it'd be interesting to see whether it'll inspire other exhibitors around the world in years to come.
How come Japan always seems to get the cool stuff?
@lordseliph Because the company is Japanese.
Yeah, but it would be awesome to have this in the rest of the world
You do it! You discover!
I'm gonna cry. I love science. I adore Pokémon. PERFECT..but I'm not from japan. I'm from the uk. Stupid japan
@lordseliph Because the Japanese love their Pokemon a bit more than us westerners. It's just more popular in Japan.
Why does my favorite subject and one of my few favorite JRPG series combined have to be in Japan only?
North America did have a premium online science learning program called Pokemon Learning League, but it sort of flopped and went offline in 2008. I can't speak for the UK, but we US people probably are not interested in Pokeducation as much as the Japanese do.
Wow, that sounds really cool!
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