This exhibit may not be No. 1 on your bucket list

FILE -- The newest exhibit at Tokyo's Science Museum dives into the world of toilets. (NBC/RTV)

TOKYO (NBC/RTV) — The newest exhibit at Tokyo’s Science Museum dives into the world of toilets.

The exhibit takes a lighthearted approach to a serious topic.

The main exhibit features a large 16-foot toilet that allows visitors to slide into it after putting on hats shaped like human waste.

There are displays that show what human waste is made of and the different kinds of toilets around the world.

A member of the museum exhibit team said toilets and waste are thought of as unclean topics, but they think it’s good for people to actively talk about them.

At the end of the exhibit, visitors are met by a chorus of singing toilets that thank them for attending.

In its latest report, the UN estimates that 36 percent of the world’s population lack “improved sanitation facilities.”

Children, especially girls, are denied the right to an education because schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities, according to the UN. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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