Partnerships with museums
Tokyo Tech is a member of the National Museum of Nature and Science Partnerships with Universities, Campus Members of the Tokyo National Museum, Campus Members of the National Museum of Art. Membership benefits are available to Tokyo Tech students through these programs.
Partnerships with universities / Campus member programs
Partnership with the National Museum of Nature and Science
This program is run by the National Museum of Nature and Science. Program members engage in various projects in partnership with universities with the aim of improving the scientific literacy and scientific communication skills of students.
Associated programs include admission discounts for students (including graduate students) from member universities that pay annual fees based on their student enrollments. With these discounts, the students are admitted to the museum facilities (National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno Park, Institute for Nature Study in Meguro, and Tsukuba Botanical Garden) free of charge (for permanent collection exhibitions) or with a 600 yen discount (for special exhibitions).
Students can also participate in Science Communicator Training Programs (primarily for graduate students, but undergraduate students and adults are also welcome), a natural history lecture series titled the "Natural History of the Japanese Islands" (for undergraduate and graduate students), a technological history lecture series (for undergraduate and graduate students), and on-the-job training at museums. All of these programs are provided at discounted rates (usually 50% off).
Campus Member Program by Tokyo National Museum
This program provides opportunities for students and faculty from member universities and specialized training colleges to see the permanent collection exhibitions of the Tokyo National Museum free of charge. Besides free admission to the permanent collection exhibitions, the program offers opportunities to participate in museology-related lectures and training. Discounts for museum-sponsored events, special rates for the academic use of halls, lounges, and tea ceremony houses, and free research journals are also available.
Campus Member Program by the National Museum of Art
This program aims to make good use of art museums for education at schools and to provide students and faculty with more opportunities to appreciate the fine arts. Through the program, Tokyo Tech students and faculty are offered unlimited free admission to the permanent collection exhibitions at three museums: the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the National Museum of Western Art, and the National Art Center, Tokyo. They also receive discounted admission (usually at group rates) to the special exhibitions and co-sponsored exhibitions of these three museums. Students and faculty are granted admission and discounts by presenting their student ID cards and faculty ID cards.
National Museum of Nature and Science
Free admission to permanent collection exhibitions and discounted admission to special exhibitions are available at the following facilities.
Present your student ID card to ticketing staff at the time of admission.
- Tokyo National Museum
- National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno District
- National Museum of Nature and Science, Institute for Nature Study
- National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba Botanical Garden
- National Museum of Art
- The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
- The National Museum of Western Art
- The National Art Center, Tokyo (No permanent collection exhibitions)
For more information, go to the websites of the participating museums and organizations.