This is a facility where you can view fossils excavated in Iwaki and large skeletal specimens (e.g., futabasaurus suzukii) in a dynamic space. Moreover, it also reproduces the history of coal mining from the time when the Joban Coalfield prospered to the present day and life in the coal mine.
You will encounter the futabasaurus suzukii, Japan's leading fossil that was discovered in Iwaki, as soon as you enter the entrance. This was discovered by a high school student in the city. It has been left to the history of paleontological research in Japan.
Fossils incredibly valuable on a global basis are exhibited in the Fossil Exhibition Room. In addition, diverse fossils that appear as though they are about to start moving are displayed dynamically here. Specimens and panels of the earth of Iwaki, the fossils of organisms, coal and rocks are on display in the Learning Specimen Exhibition Room. This is a place where you can learn. The Imitation Mining Galley is a space like entering a coal mining galley. Materials related to coal mines are also on display here. Nostalgic life in 1935 is reproduced in the Life Hall.
Ammonite specimen preparation workshops and amber accessory making workshops are held every Saturday/Sunday, public holiday and during long school holidays, so why don't you participate?
- Adults: 660 yen (Groups: 590 yen)
Junior high, high school students and university students: 440 yen (Groups: 400 yen)
Elementary school students: 330 yen (Groups: 300 yen)
- Opening Times
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
- Third Tuesday of every month (The next day if that Tuesday is a public holiday or substitute public holiday)
- ● Approx. 10 minutes from Iwaki Yumoto IC on the Joban Expressway
● Approx. 10 minutes on foot from JR Yumoto Station
- Car Park
- ● Standard-sized cars: 66 spaces
● Large-sized cars: 20 spaces
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