Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum primarily features dinosaur-related information and materials, and it is one of the largest museums in Japan!
Many teeth, bones, footprints, and other relics from a variety of vertebrate animals, including dinosaurs, were found in Katsuyama City.

Because of this, the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum opened in 2000, and it is visited by around 1 million people annually most years.

[Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum]
[Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum]

The exhibition room inside of the silver dome is split up into three zones: “The World of Dinosaurs,” “Earth Science,” and “The History of Life.”
Among the three zones, the must-see zone is “The World of Dinosaurs.” Within the huge space, 84 meters long, 55 meters wide, and 37.5 meters high, the skeletons of 43 dinosaurs are on display, looking as if they are ready to come back to life.

In addition, the space features over 1000 amazing specimens, a large model reconstruction diorama, various images, and more. Children, adults, and even researchers can enjoy what the museum has to offer!

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[Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Fossils, Dinosaurs]

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[Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum]

51-11 Terao, Muroko-cho, Katsuyama City, Fukui
About 15 minutes by bus from Katsuyama Station, or about 20 minutes by car from Echizen-Ono Station
Business Hours
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Adults 720 yen. High school and university students 410 yen. Elementary and junior high school students 260 yen. Pre-school children and adults over 70 years of age free.
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, and from December 29th through January 2nd