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Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History

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Address: 2-4-1 Higashida, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu 805-0071, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Dinosaurs and more

I visited at the time of the dinosaur exhibition, but to be honest, given the number of dino skeletons in the main hall, every day is a dinosaur exhibition. A well thought out... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I visited at the time of the dinosaur exhibition, but to be honest, given the number of dino skeletons in the main hall, every day is a dinosaur exhibition. A well thought out and executed natural history museum that has not only dinosaurs, stuffed flora and fauna, but interactive elements of japanese culture and history. Worth a visit if you're... More 

1 Thank Darthduh
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Wonderful display and well managed. It's inviting settings made learning fun and engaging. You are so close to the exhibits that they seems to be alive. Really worth spending 2-3 hrs, so don't go there too late in the day. Excellent attraction in Fukuoka.

1 Thank travelmomVancouver
Oita Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We were quite impressed at the scale of the museum, and especially the moving dinosaurs which were very realistic. The actual building and layout has been designed very well. I thought it was a shame that they couldn't have labelled more of the displays in English. A detailed explnantion is not necessary but it would have been much more interesting... More 

1 Thank HKC71
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

The location is a mere 5 mins walk from JR Space World sta. And indeed what attracted most ppe will be the large Space world Theme Park that is situated opposite the Museum instead… The admittance fee is 500 yen for adults. The Museum presents the evolution of life on earth and human history and the exhibition covers a wide... More 

3 Thank J&S_Singapore
San Luis Obispo
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Dinosaurs, oh my! Weather was a bit funny when we went during Golden Week, with rain about to break. It didn't seem to dampen the spirits of any of the attendees, however, with crowds equally split between a new exhibit showcasing cats of all shapes and sizes, versus the traditional natural history of the region. There were interesting science demonstrations... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had a day of rain so headed here, not to far of a walk from train station. They had wheel chairs so this was a plus for my Mom. lot of nice exhibits and worth the price of admission.

Thank Stan C
Fukuoka, Japan
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

There is an admittance fee of 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. So cheap. The exhibition covers a wide range, form the process of evolution to Japanese local and historic culture, so both adults and children will be able to have a good time there. Its souvenir store is also good. You can buy stone samples, cute... More 

Thank IchiroTA
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We went there in June this year. I found this museum from the Internet and it is really interesting place to visit. My eldest is a big fan of dinosaurs , we went to Fukui dinosaur museum in 2011. This museum exhibition was different to FKDM that focuses mostly in dinosaurs but adds geology knowledge as well. Recommend for the... More 

Thank Supani
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

The best museum you could find is here, with modern HDMA movie, you will learn about Japanese, and museum it self located in the hill, bu very simple access you reach the museum, the travellator bring you passing the tunnel to reach the main entrance of museum, with illumination decorating light

1 Thank ong_giri
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

It was all fun at this Museum and above all the things learn t from this place. people of all ages learn from this place. Lot of historical things including the extinct Dino sours have been preserved in this place. You will really appreciate the demo of Japanese culture and it feels like in a Japanese home. the laboratory is... More 

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