This year marks the 50th year since Deinonychus was named. It sparked the new look at dinosaurs, the movement called the “Dinosaur Renaissance”. In addition to the precious holotype specimens of Deinonychus, we will bring original fossils of the mysterious dinosaur Deinocheirus from the Gobi Desert and the “Mukawa-ryu” from Hokkaido, the new and most complete dinosaurs, said to be a greatest discovery in Japanese dinosaur research history. As we look back on progress in the past 50 years of dinosaur research through important specimens, we will view the current state of research as well as its near future.


Title Special Exhibition “THE DINOSAUR EXPO 2019”
Period July 13, 2019 - October 14, 2019


  • *9:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • *9:00-18:00 on August 11-15, 18
  • *Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
  • *Opening days, hours etc. are subject to alteration. Please check the website before your visit.
Closed July 16
September 2, 9, 17, 24, 30
Organizers National Museum of Nature and Science, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.,
The Asahi Shimbun Company

Ticket and Prices

Adults and university students
1,600 yen (1,400yen*)
Students of elementary /junior high / high school
600 yen (500yen*)
  • * Prices in brackets for tickets bought in advance. (Until July 12)
  • ・Tickets include admission to the permanent exhibitions only on the same day.
  • ・Preschool children are admitted free.
  • ・Disabled persons, plus one caregiver per disabled person, are admitted free. Please present your Disabled Person's Notebook or similar identification.

Special Pair Ticket for Two on Friday and Saturday Evenings

Fee 2,000 yen
  • ・Pair tickets are only sold on the day
  • ・Holders must enter together
  • ・Valid from 17:00 to 20:00. (Last admission 19:30)


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National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
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