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Hunters of the Ocean

Hunters of the Ocean – The National Museum of Nature and Science

Hunters of the Ocean has begun! This exhibit is a great way to cool off on a hot summer’s day, or stay dry on a wet rainy day. View and learn about marine life from prehistoric times to today. There are huge sharks, dinosaurs, and other carnivores creatures. Learn about how they hunt and how they lived and will live going forward or not due to civilization’s impact on the seas. We are not responsible for children refusing to swim in the ocean after attending this exhibit. Check out our recommended Tokyo 2016 Summer Exhibits.

Hunters of the Ocean – The National Museum of Nature and Science

The day we went, even though raining, the exhibit halls were jam-packed with hyperactive children followed by a train of parents. The kids were stunned by the models of marine animals hanging from the ceiling. Once they saw the dolphins and shark skeletons, they ran off to explore without a second thought. We also enjoyed at 360 degrees video on the evolution of dinosaurs and humans. We entered a globe like cinema, where we were instantly drawn into the world of dinosaurs. It’s quite surreal to see these times as if there in first-person. The boys agreed that it was one of the highlights of the trip.Hunters of the Ocean - Airplane other exhibits

You can also visit the permanent exhibits with the same ticket, it is definitely worth checking out! There is a good range of different themes on each floor. Although throughout the museum, there is little English introduction, there is plenty to play with and see. The kids loved the evolution of engineering and the hands-on bits too. At the end of the visit, the boys were reluctant to leave and wanted to stay till it closes. It would be a good idea to plan around 3-4 hours if you are visiting with enthusiastic elementary school children. Especially if they are into animals and technology.
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Hunters of the Ocean Details
Exhibit Dates: July 8 – October 2, 2016 (closed 7/11 Mon・7/19 Tues, 9/5 Mon, 9/12 Mon, 9/20 Tues)
Times: Closed Monday; 9:00 – 17:00 Tues – Thurs; 9:00 – 20:00 Fri
Address: National Museum of Nature and Science, 7-20 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission Cost: Adults on day purchase 1,600 JPY (advance purchase 1,400 JPY), Elementary – High School Stunts 600 on day purchase (500 JPY advance purchase), Friday night special 2 adults for 2,000 JPY
Access: 5 min. walk from JR Ueno Station (Park Exit),  10 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ueno Station, or 10 min. walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station
Website: http://umi.exhn.jp/event/


Hunters of the Ocean – The National Museum of Nature and Science

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