The Exhibition presents over 10,000 pieces of real specimens, ranging from skeletons of gargantuan dinosaurs or meteors to tiny insects.
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History
The Museum was established in March 1995, separated and developed from the natural history section of the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum in Yokohama. In addition to the exhibitions, the Museum conducts such work as survey and research on nature, and material collection and preservation. Utilizing these, it also carries out study support activities like lecture courses, observation sessions, etc.
The Earth's history of 4.6 billion years, as well as its miraculous aspects
is explained chronologically from its birth to the present. The Exhibition
presents over 10,000 pieces of real specimens, ranging from skeletons of
gargantuan dinosaurs or meteors to tiny insects. Visitors are allowed to take
photographs (not for commercial/academic use only).
In the Regular Exhibition Hall JUMBO BOOKS, there are 27 cases shaped like huge encyclopedia, as high as 2.5m, to display real specimens. Donated collections and exhibits on the specific topics are presented at all times.
Books, magazines and videos on nature are offered for reference use. We receive visitors' technical questions at any time. Visitors are also able to use computers to search through the vast amount of information kept by the Museum, including image database of fish and plant specimens.
Frequent use of audio-visual presentation at various parts of the Exhibition Halls is one of the major features of the Museum. Short films and interactive quiz enjoyed by both adults and children are shown on the 200-inch large high-definition screen, allowing visitors to gain deeper understanding of the exhibitions.
* Parking lot may not be available when school is off, such as spring vacation, summer vacation, and the holidays in May. So, train is recommended to come to the museum. Odakyu Line also runs to Hakone Yumoto Station.