The Toyohashi Museum of Natural History was founded on May 1st, 1988, as one of the enterprises in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the city of Toyohashi. The plan originally started in 1983 at the acquisition of a genuine fossil of a herbivorous dinosaur, Edmontosaurus annectens in the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era. The acquisition was made possible through affiliation with the Denver Museum of Natural History, Colorado, U.S.A.
Under its main theme of "evolution of life," the Toyohashi Museum of Natural History provides various educational programmes and events that target to all generations. It encourages the people in the community to learn the system of nature, to explore in the world of nature, and to preserve this irreplaceable planet-the earth. The museum also functions as one of the core facilities that offer life-long education.
Hours of Operation
9:00 to 16:30 (Visitors are admitted until 30 minutes before the closing time)
Every Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
Year-end / New Year holidays (Dec. 29 to Jan. 1)
Admission Fee for Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park
|Elementary and junior high school student||\100||\80|
"Giant Screen Theater"
Movie program and admission fee vary. Please find details of the latest schedule and fee from here (in Japanese only).
Six minutes walk from JR Futagawa Station.
1,650 cars available. It costs \200 for standard-size car and \400 for medium/large-size car. Closed at 17:00.
Toyohashi Museum of Natural History
in Toyohashi Zoo & Botanical Park
1-238 Oana, Oiwa, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-3147, Japan