EXHIBITIONS Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba

  FLOOR PLAN
  PERMANENT EXHIBITION HALLS
NATURE AND human IN THE BOSO PENINSULA
    The Museum's exhibition halls house an array of varied artifacts and specimens illuminating the nature and human in the Boso Peninsula. The halls are grouped into four major themes: "Natural History", "History", "Interaction of nature and human", and "Interactive Displays". Browse through them in order, or skip to the hall that interests you most. Museum Guides are posted in each hall. Be sure to make full use of our hands-on interactive displays and video presentations.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BOSO PENINSULA
    Halls in this theme start with geology and land forms, then move on to biology and ecology. Learn how to identify and classify the fauna and flora of the Boso Peninsula, then also enjoy viewing live specimens of typical small animals in the Vivarium next to the "Classification Hall".
GEOLOGY AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BOSO PENINSULA

   How the Land was Formed?
   What the Earthquakes bring about?
   How Water and Air Move around us.
NATURAL LIFE IN THE BOSO PENINSULA

   Fauna and Flora
   Nature in the Urban Area
   The Alluvial Valleys and Their
   Surrounding Woodland
   Fields
   Rivers and Wetlands
   Hills
SEAS AROUND THE BOSO PENINSULA

   Seas around the Boso Peninsula
   Urban Area
   Tokyo Bay
   Tateyama Bay, Past and Present
CLASSIFICATION

   Types of Natural Life
   Cretacean Fern Fossils of Choshi
VIVARIUM

  Vivarium is the only space to meet "living" small animals, such as frogs, lizards, snakes and fishes.
HISTORY OF THE BOSO PENINSULA
    Follow the political, economic and cultural history of the Boso Peninsula, from the earliest hunters and gathers up to modern times.

   Pre-pottery to Kofun Period
   Ancient
   Medieval
   Medieval to Early Modern
   Early Modern
   Modern and Contemporary Times
   Thinking about Local History
INTERACTION OF NATURE AND MAN
    This hall focuses on traditional land and resource management practices, showing how beliefs and customs formed the basis for a harmonious relationship between human activity and the natural environment, where we now confront many problems caused by urbanization.

   Living and Working within Nature
   People and Urbanization
   Forest Land and People
   Living off the Sea
   Urbanization and Nature
   The Transfiguration of Tokyo Bay
INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS
    This room features interactive, hands-on exhibits for younger visitors. The emphasis is on "touch, feel and listen". The Children's Reading Corner offers picture books and natural history titles for young readers.
  SPECIAL/TEMPORARY EXHIBITITIONS
    Occasional temporary exhibitions feature the Museum's special collections and results of our various research projects.

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