Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama

Considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in the world, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum houses many skeletons, dioramas, and exhibits dedicated to the former reptilian rulers of the planet. You can explore four different floors packed with themed displays, including those showcasing the evolution of dinosaur life on Earth through more than 40 skeletons, from the famed Tyrannosaurus to the lesser-known "Fukui-saurs" discovered in the surrounding region. Be sure to check the museum website for information on temporary exhibits, special events, and more. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum by using our Katsuyama itinerary app .
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  • The dinosaur museum and the building which had gone out in the afternoon started from the sight, and the traffic jam started, and it hardly moved. Some people get out of the car and start walking. We walked, too. There was a big dinosaur object long before the museum, and it was about 20 minutes from there. Rather than riding in a car that didn't move, the children were overjoyed as they walked leisurely on the rice field. The museum was very nice and the buildings and exhibits were good. There seems to be an excavation experience and a bus tour, too, and I want to go to the next one with the intention of playing for one day.
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  • There were a lot of dinosaurs of the scale like the real thing, and it was really interesting! Bone excavation? I couldn't go because I didn't have time, but I want to go again!
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  • Much better than anticipated. There were a huge number of dinosaur skeletons, including a number of real (non-replica) skulls and other bones. There were also exhibits about other animals, plants, geology, and how the Earth developed over time. Overall it reminded me of the Natural History Museum in New York City, although being Fukui and not NYC they don't have as much money. Overall, if you like dinosaurs and natural history, it's worth checking out.
  • It is a highly recommended place for all ages. You will be amazed by the reality, and the quantity of the things exhibited there. It is a terrific place to get to know from where it all began and where it all gone. The museum has various zone including hands-on where kids and adults may explore things by touching, turning, twisting, pulling and so on. You may stare at the real scientists and technicians while they are at work from behind a see-through window. There is a movie theatre to see a movie about 3-4 various topics for one to choose. At an additional cost, visitors may participate in outdoor excavation activities in spring and fall (you can reserve a space over the NET 2 days prior to your visit). There is only ONE restaurant always crowded and no space to sit and eat your own food (actually prohibited). However, I recommend to bring your own food and eat it outside on a green playground with a big slide for your kids to enjoy, just a few meter away from the main building.
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