This is the official exhibition of the Ig Nobel Prize, also known as the “backdoor Nobel Prize,” which is awarded to eccentric research that is passionate and unconcerned about social evaluation. In addition to exhibits of actual items and panels of unique research that has won the prize in the past, such as a bra that can transform into a gas mask and research on how insect grasshoppers get excited when they see the movie “Star Wars,” there will be a corner where visitors can experience the research. On September 9, the day of the 2021 award ceremony, visitors can enter for free by following and retweeting the exhibition’s official Twitter.
• 9/9 (Thu.) ~ 11/3 (Wed., hol.)
• 9:30~18:00 (last entry 17:30)
• Closed: Tue.
• Adult (over HS) ¥1,400, JHS & ES ¥900
• Fukuoka City Science Museum
• 4-2-1 Ropponmatsu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-711-5491 (weekdays: 9:30~17:30)
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