Toyohashi Museum of Natural History

4. Mesozoic Hall


The Paleozoic era is followed by 200 million years of the Mesozoic era, which is characterized by relatively mild climate. Dinosaurs saw their climax, and died out.

Angiosperms and early mammals in the late Mesozoic, are closely related to their modern species.

Visitors in this hall would first meet the full-scale skeletal replicas of a carnivorous dinosaur, Allosaurus, a herbivorous dinosaur, Yuanmousaurus and Stegosaurus and a sea-living large reptile, Dolichorhynchops. Various fossils and the diorama would help further understanding of the era.

Dinosaur theater

5. Edmontosaurus Hall


With courtesy of the Denver Museum of Natural History, the city of Toyohashi acquired a full-scale skeleton fossil of Edmontosaurus annectens. Beside this 90%-genuine model, a touchable replica of its skull, and a video show of its excavation give further information on this dinosaur.

6. Cenozoic Hall

The Cenozoic era began approximately 65 million years ago immediately after the K-Pg Event. As dinosaurs and ammonites have perished in the end of Cretaceous, mammals instead dominated the earth throughout the Cenozoic. It is therefore called the Cenozoic era as "the age of

Regardless of the age, all visitors are able to learn the Cenozoic
Era. The Cenozoic Hall offers numbers of fossils, full-scale skeletons such as wooly mammoth, Naumann's elephant, Dorudon atrox, Yabe's giant deer etc. Dynamic movie pictures, hands-on items as well as friendly kinect / morphing systems based on modern technology serve your learning.

Kinect System

Morphing System

The Cenozoic Hall further offers related contents with living animals on display in the Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park (generally known as "Nonhoi Park"). You may be motivated intellectual curiosity visiting both the museum and the Nonhoi Park!

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