Science Museum Turns Lockers Into A Giant Periodic Table

Science Museum Turns Lockers Into A Giant Periodic Table

While visiting the Nagoya City Science Museum, Twitter user Kantaku noticed something very cool: the coin lockers.

See how they have been turned into a giant periodic table? The name of each element is written below each symbol in Japanese, allowing visitors to store their belongings in Helium, Calcium, Oxygen, Potassium and more.

The number of each locker corresponds to the element. So, locker 21 is Scandium as it’s the twenty-first element on the periodic table. Locker 3? It’s Lithium, like it is on the periodic table — and so on. Dibs on Krypton!

名古屋市科学館のコインロッカーが神デザインだった! [@pianistkantaku]


  • Obligatory “hurr not gaming bashcraft article” comment

    Also this idea would be so much cooler if you needed a sample of the element in order to open the locker in key form (or a miniature compressor for gasses)

  • Heh, cute idea for lockers, and thx for sharing it Brian, but speaking as someone who bombed out of high school chemistry in a truly spectacular, epic failure kind of way; I still think the periodic table runs left to right, not top to bottom.

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