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File.3 Kanagawa Prefectural Life's Star and Earth Museum

4.6 billion years since the birth of the star and earth of life. A museum where you can learn its history and the diversity of life in an easy-to-understand manner along the flow of time. From huge dinosaurs to meteorites, to insects as large as bean grains, the full size sample is about 10,000 points. It is fun just to look at the exhibit with story nature, but please be careful as you look carefully and it is fulfilling enough to take a whole day.
I like geological, cosmic, animal lovers, insect lovers, plant lovers, fish lovers, and I have to go. Anyway GO!

A vast universe on the ceiling of the entrance. Below that, the sky, land, ocean and fossils of life that carved history in various spaces on the earth line up and welcome you.

The first theme of the first floor is "thinking about the earth."
Since nobody has seen the moment the earth was born, it is flying out of space to be used to unravel its mysteryIt is a meteoroid that comes in. We will join fragmentary information taken out from various meteors and inflate the image of the creation of heaven and earth ….
Scientist's romance is somewhat amazing.

The Dawn in the center is the "Mandra Villa Meteorite" that fell to Australia. It seems to be 2.5 tons, of course it is real. Since the ingredient is almost iron, looking at the smell of the touched hand, it certainly smells a bit.
In the museum, you can touch the exhibits except those that enter the case or are covered with fencing. Let's recollect the history of the earth and life by mobilizing the five senses which are not transmitted in the net image such as tactile sense and olfaction.
This is a globe that shows earthquake epicenter and volcano with white and red bulbs respectively. In the area where ancient civilizations such as Africa and the Middle East flourished, or areas where Western cities concentrate, light bulbs are hardly lighted. On the contrary, the Japanese archipelago is filled with red and white light bulbs so that I do not know the shadow shadows. It may be miraculous that a state-of-the-art city develops on this unstable ground.

Even if life is born there, there are many stories in the strata. I do not really understand the difficult things, but anyway a lot of power!
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The second theme is "think life."

About 2 billion years ago it was born on the earth that bacteria that could be regarded as the origin of life. It seems that more than 1.5 billion years will be needed before trilobites etc. appear from there.
And 100 million thousand years ago, familiar "ammonite" appears. Of course the real strata here are real. Looking for it, he seems to be hiding also the manuscripts, bivalves and conch shells.
The part that you can reach is polished with everyone's hands and shiny. It seems to be said that it is a trace of a treasure hunt.

The process of aquatic creature going up to land, amphibian, reptile and evolving process is also exhibited.

But after all it is a fossil of a large animal that makes me feel excited. Dinosaurs and elephant companions (such as mammoths) have an overwhelming presence in the big hall.

An insatiable, fulfilling collection for insects lovers. I think I'm sorry for the idea of a human eye, but the shape of an insect is really strange, strange, mysterious.
No, of course, all valuable historical materials.
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Mammals adapted to various environments will expand the power in the Earth so that the dinosaurs will replace extinction. Approximately 6500 years ago, "From the history of the earth" is "just recently".
Here, we select representative organisms from all "mammals" of the mammal and exhibit them in stuffing. The scenery where the animals that were not originally meets each other are going to be friendly (?) Are somewhat strange when I think about it. That is the difference from the zoo, but what's really amazing is that you can take a closer look at the closest distance you can nosepatch. The sharp teeth of the carnivorous beast, the size of the brown bear are also felt realistic when viewed at short notice.

A group of birds is flying above the hole.
Watching closely, water birds are flying properly.

When I look down the hall on the first floor from the escalator ascending to the upper floor, I feel like becoming a bird.
Aside from the escalator, "point of eyes of mammoth", "height of eyes of Tyrannosaurus" etc. are pointed, so please check here as well.
However, please note that the escalator can not stop at that position.

The first theme on the third floor is " Think about the nature of Kanagawa. "
Let's examine from the local perspective how the earth that we live is formed, what kind of animals and plants, marine life has been nurtured. Kanagawa seems to have diversity in vegetation because three of the four plates on which the Japanese archipelago lies are on the point where three collide. Also, it seems that abundant fish species live in Sagami Bay, famous for its overwhelming depth, so that it dominates other areas in the country.
I became happier to imagine a menu of sushi restaurants than museum interest.

The last theme is "thinking symbiosis with nature ~ human present and future".
In the natural world, material circulation has been carried out between the atmosphere, water, the earth's surface and living things, and the balance has been maintained. In recent years, human activities that are only one of the lives that live on the earth have a great influence on this balance.
From here, data exhibition will be the main rather than an easy-to-understand specimen or model. It may be a little difficult, but I want to think about the meanings indicated by the data, as it will be a little time to stop.

The final is "Jumbo Book Exhibition Room".
There are 27 volumetric encyclopedias of height 3.2 meters full of real samples. Since "one volume" can be changed for each exhibition, it is uri that it is possible to develop a high degree of freedom in accordance with the season and current affairs. Because the world of science is always filled with new discoveries, this kind of dynamic exhibition section is also "there".
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When I get downstairs on the second floor, there is a library with books of natural relations.
During the summer vacation period (until August 19, 2018), learning instructors are stationed and advising children on free research in the science field. As the research theme is decided, it seems that curators of the museum will also help in searching for more detailed information and summarizing, so please feel free to talk to us first.
If interesting reports are gathered together, let's apply for "Children's Natural Science Work Exhibition" sponsored by museums!

Special exhibition in progress!

"Making a Plant Magazine! ~ Until" Kanagawa Prefecture Plant Magazine 2018 "can be done and now" ~

In 1988, "Midori family registry" summarized by the efforts of the general people living in Kanagawa prefecture was announced for the first time in Japan. Special exhibition is being held in conjunction with the announcement of the second revised edition following the 2001 revision.
We introduce what we learned from the latest survey, how we studied the plants in the area, and the efforts to connect the past with the future.

■ Period Up to November 4 (Sun) in 2018
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Kanagawa Prefectural Life's Star and Earth Museum

The exhibition theme "The Star and Earth of Life" is displayed from the birth of birth of the earth to the present for the 4.6 billion years of history of the earth and the diversity of life, in an easy-to-understand manner following the flow of time. Please enjoy a real sample of over 10,000 items, from huge dinosaurs and meteorites to insects like beans.

  • Shop / Place name
    Kanagawa Prefectural Life's Star and Earth Museum
  • Address
    Kanagawa prefecture Odawara city Miyota 499
  • TEL
  • Business Hour
    9: 00 ~ 16: 30 (Admission is until 16:00) Closed on Mondays (next weekday if falling on holidays or days off) The in-house maintenance day (in principle every second Tuesday December, January, February Tuesday), New Year's Holiday (December 28th - January 4th) · Fumigation period ※ There are temporary closing days, no holidays in August
  • Average Usage
    Permanent exhibition viewing fee 20 years old and under 65 years old (excluding students) 520 yen / 15 years old and under 20 years old · 300 yen / high school student, high school student, 65 years old or over 100 yen / junior high school student free of charge