Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History

Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History

This was a jaw dropping and triple “wow experience” museum for me! I’ve never seen such beauty on these stuffed creatures. Since I don’t have a point of comparison, I could be exaggerating my feelings since this is my first time to be in such a breathtaking conservatory museum of Natural History.

Just at the lobby, you will find a huge grizzly brown stuffed bear that is almost twice the size of a 6-footer man, standing on a platform.

The museum also displays different types of rock and crystal formations that dates back to millions of years including that of a terrestrial body; an iron meteorite.

You will also find inside, different stuffed animals that hopefully doesn’t come alive at sundown, as well as skeletons of terrifying Paleolithic giants to a beautiful transformation of a butterfly from a cocoon.

The museum also promotes “Human in Nature” where after being captivated by the displays, one could come to realize how important Human is, in the Museum’s effort and drive to make everyone aware that now is the time to conserve and preserve our Mother Nature; before it’s too late.

Admission Fee and Hours of Operations

The museum is open from 9:00AM to 4:00PM and the entrance fee for ages 20 to 64 is only JPY510. They offer group discounts and they also give special rates to teenagers ages 15 to 19, Student, High School Students and visitors 65 years or older.


499 Iryuda, Odawara, Kanagawa 250-0031, Japan
Phone: +81-(0)465-21-1515
Facsimile: +81-(0)465-23-8846

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