By Gloria Y. - Last updated: 水曜日, 1月 4, 2012 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

the special exhibition “The World of Dinosaur Hunters"

The special exibition called “The World of Dinosaur Hunters – Digging up the Huge Animals” is currently held at IBARAKI NATURE MUSEUM.  (until January 9th)

In December 2011, the exciting news was released that one of the junior curators, Yumeki Hoshika (17), had discovered the fossil skull of Stegolophodon, relative of an elephant. The fossil was in good condition and invaluable especially because even cutting teeth (tusk) was not missing.

Though it was not announced beforehand, January 2nd 2012 turned to be the first day for the Stegolophodon’s fossil skull to be released to public!  My family and I were on the way back by car from Tokyo to Utsunomiya and happened to visit this Museum on that day.  Lucky us!! What amazed me most was the fact that it was a high school student, who made such a big discovery!!

The regular exhibition at the museum was also content-rich; the space and earth, the history of nature, etc.  The new year concert as well as the new year lecuture about a dragon(2012 is a dragon year!) were held.  Outside the museum, the beautiful park welcomed us. 

IBARAKI NATURE MUSEUM became one of our family’s favorites.

Why don’t you feel the atmosphere of the museum? (Check the following YouTube.) 




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