Sony presents DinoScience The Dinosaurs of Laramidia 2021@YOKOHAMA

Illustration Mr. Dinosaur
©Tanaka Masashi

This Summer, Sony presents you with a remarkable dinosaur experience.

Tickets
2021.7.17 SAT - 9.12 SUN

PACIFICO YOKOHAMA(Exhibition Hall A)

ACCESS
  • DAY 9:00 - 18:00
  • NIGHT 18:00 - 21:00

*Our "night museum" is on Wed, Fri, Sat & holidays, and Aug 7-15.

  • Mr. Dinosaur in charge of all the content! Don't miss out on our amazing audio guides! 3 guides to choose from
  • Our official goods can be purchased online! Check the official online shop :[DinoScience Online Store]
  • The Dinosaur Movie and Magical Glasses by au 5G
  • Night Museum is being held! Special online programs limited to the Night Museum are also available!

NEWS

  • Summer Vacation Campaign held at the DinoScience Store in the venue will last until August 31st.
    If you purchase the official catalog at the DinoScience Store in the venue, you will randomly receive an original postcard drawn by Mr. Dinosaur! In addition, if you expend more than 5,000 yen (tax included) per purchase at the DinoScience Store, you can participate in the "Summer Luck Trial !! Dinosaur Card Challenge". If you're lucky, you might have to chance to get the valuable dinosaur fossil excavated by the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research (BHI), which is only available here in Japan!! For more details, check our official Twitter or Instagram.

  • 2021.8.16 The Campaign "Post your moments of Dinosaur Science" is held now
    We will present the original dinosaur sticker to the first 1,000 people who posted their impressions of the visit and the photos taken in the venue on SNS with hashtags of #DinoScience #恐竜科学博.

    * Please show the post to the staff at the exit of the venue.

    * One person can participate only once.

    * Ends as soon as it runs out

  • Due to a special event, no workshops will be available on August 17 (Tue).

  • Notice of COVID-19 infection
    It was confirmed that a staff member working in the exhibition of the DinoScience tested positive for COVID-19 on August 12th.
    The worker wore a mask and gloves during work and never took them off. And as a result of an investigation by the health center, it was determined that there were no close contacts with any visitors and workers. Also, before the result of the investigation came out, we deducted the PCR test with all workers that worked with the worker on the same day and everyone was tested negative.
    Facilities in common areas have been disinfected thoroughly. We will continue to take thorough infection control measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.

  • The following are questions that customers at the exhibition often ask. Please check before your visit.

    * Please check the designated date and time on your ticket before your visit.

    * Weekday Tickets can be used at any time during the day they are good for.
    (Depending on crowds, you may have to wait outside the entrance, or you may be unable to attend the exhibition if the maximum number of guests for that day has been reached.) Weekday Tickets will not be available on weekends, holidays and August 7-15.

    * Admission and exchange for items with Premium Tickets are available on weekdays only. On weekends, holidays, and August 7-15, it is not available.

    * Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, cancelled, reissued or refunded.

    * The video and interactive portions of the exhibition may be closed without notice. Please be aware that tickets will not be refunded in this event.

  • Exhibition catalog is now available on e-book! Each e-book stores will hold a special book fair until July 30th, featuring dinosaur books with a chance of winning “DinoScience” admission tickets and merchandise! Click here for details.

  • Just 9 days left! We're ready to pull back the curtain on DinoScience! Read our official press release here.

  • Online Tour details and tickets now available! Click here for the official press release.

  • We've teamed up with XR CHANNEL to bring massive dinosaurs to Minato Mirai, Yokohama! Starting June 25. Click here for details.

  • Sony present DinoScience The Dinosaurs of Laramidia opens Saturday, July 17 at Yokohama Pacifico! See official press release here.

  • Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. today! Details here.

  • Kosaka Nao of Hinatazaka46 is our official DinoScience Ambassador! Read our interview with her here.

Official Twitter

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HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS 01

Lane the Tremendous Triceratops that remains in perfect appearance for 66 million years.

Lane is a miraculous specimen that is kept in the most complete skeleton of its kind ever discovered and even has preserved impressions of skin. Now, the whole skeleton of real and skin fossils are especially displayed in Japan for the first time.

Lane the Tremendous Triceratops *Loan courtesy of the Houston Museum of Natural Science Real skin fossils © Black Hills Institute of Gelogical Researcn, Inc.

HIGHLIGHTS 02

The best experience video approaching with overwhelming reality that no one ever experienced.

Flying in the sky with pterosaurs while receiving the wind with your whole body, jumping into a flock of thousands of dinosaurs, to the ancient forest where life-sized dinosaurs make a sound and approach. Featuring Sony's proud 12m x 6.8m Crystal LED display screen with surround sound and advanced haptics technologies, you will have an impressive video experience than ever before.

©DinoScience Production Committee

HIGHLIGHTS 03

A brand-new dinosaur exhibition complied with fantastic productions and immersive stories.

Walk through the woods with a young Triceratops and meet one after another with Cretaceous inhabitants. A story-type exhibition that skillfully creates a space with sound and lighting invites you to the world where dinosaurs live.

 Young Triceratops(world premiere) New reprint Dakotaraptor(world premiere) Struthiomimus New species of Mosasaurus (world premiere) Giant Pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus

HIGHLIGHTS 04

Dynamic and graceful skeletons are virtually alive.

Sprint, jump, and attack with all your might. Skeletons displayed in a vibrant way that overturns conventional wisdom. It makes you feel the lively breath of dinosaurs and the dynamism of living creatures.

Stan the Tyrannosaurus

HIGHLIGHTS 05

The world of dinosaurs drawn with the latest research and cutting-edge technology.

"Discovery Lab" unravels the mysteries of dinosaurs from various angles. Using the latest research results and technology, we will bring out the real image of the rich ecosystem and dinosaurs of the Laramidia continent.

©DinoScience Production Committee © Black Hills Institute of Gelogical Researcn, Inc.

MORE INFO

Audio Guides

[ Rental fee ¥ 800 (tax included) / time, total recording time about 40 minutes ]

There are 3 types of audio guides to choose from! There are lots of stories that can only be heard with an audio guide. Each navigator has a different narrative and discovers a lot.

Mr. Dinosaur
a Little Boy version

[ Recommended for children! ]
In this funny audio guide, a little boy played by popular voice actor Hanae Natsuki goes on a tour with Mr. Dinosaur, the curator of the exhibition. Together, they'll learn all about dinosaurs—how they lived, and what makes them so amazing. Listen along with the whole family!

Mr. Dinosaur
(Tanaka Masashi)

Science communicator. Pursued wide-ranging scientific studies, primarily paleontology, at the University of Alberta, a hub for dinosaur research. Involved in a wide range of dinosaur-related activities, including curating museum exhibits, giving talks and interactive workshops, creating illustrations, supervising design of robots and models, writing, translating.

Hanae Natsuki

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture. Voice actor. Mainly known for his work in animated TV programs: Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul, Odokawa in Odd Taxi, Falco Grice in Attack on Titan, Pity-Kun in Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly, and more.

Kosaka Nao version

In this audio guide, explore the appeal of dinosaurs with Kosaka Nao, the official DinoScience Ambassador. Kosaka is a super dinosaur-lover, and together you'll learn the story of the ancient continent of Laramidia.

Kosaka Nao

Second generation member of Hinatazaka46. Since her debut in the single "Kyun," has been a lead performer in four straight Hinatazaka46 songs, and performed the past two years in NHK's Kohaku Uta Gassen. A central member of Hinatazaka46.

Documentary-style
version

In this audio guide, the soothing tone of voice actor Morikawa Toshiyuki brings you into the world of the dinosaurs. Full of detailed information, great for adults.

Morikawa Toshiyuki

Head of the talent agency Axl One & the Axl Zero Training Center. Has provided the dubbing for numerous Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves. In the animation world, his famous voice characters known as Ubuyashiki Kagaya in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Ri Boku in Kingdom. Also, he is an experienced, in-demand narrator.

ONLINE TOUR

Combining the real world and online for double the fun! Xperia “True Remote EXperience” powered by au

Illustration Mr. Dinosaur ©Tanaka Masashi

In addition to the amazing experiences you can have at the actual exhibition, we have also created an online tour with some exclusive content, including commentary by Tanaka Masashi. Get ready for an emotional, eye-opening journey, done in a way you've never seen before.

XR CHANNEL

Next-gen AR app utilizing KDDI Corporation's Visual Position Service (VPS) technology

With an amazing AR app, reveal the tremendous dinosaurs of Minato Mirai!

DinoScience x XR CHANNEL

We've teamed up with XR CHANNEL—an app that uses Visual Positioning Service (VPS) urban mapping technology to create AR displays in cityscapes—to make massive dinosaurs appear in Minato Mirai. This is a new type of immersive experience that brings dinosaurs to life in our world, our city, through the power of AR.

WORKSHOP

We run programs that offer lots of fun for both kids and adults. The interactive activities include a hunt for real fossils that you can take home with you, and a crafts session where you can create your own original dinosaur items. This is a great way to make your visit to us even more special!
*Due to a special event, no workshops will be available on August 17 (Tue).

OFFICIAL GOODS

We have more than 150 original DinoScience items, some of which you can find only here at the exhibition hall, including limited-edition creative collaborations with Peanuts and Hinatazaka46's Kosaka Nao, our Official DinoScience Ambassador, as well as exhibition books and catalogs, T-shirts, towels, stuffed animals, and much more.

FOOD

We have a full menu of food and snacks with a dinosaur theme, including some sweet treats that even grown-ups will love. We also have some special menu items inspired by dinosaur art done in collaboration with Hinatazaka46's Nao Kosaka, our DinoScience Ambassador.

PARTNERSHIP

This exhibition would not be possible without the
Black Hills Institute of Geological Research (BHI) and
its world-class expertise in the excavation, research and
preparation of dinosaur fossils

The company was founded by paleontologist Peter Larson in 1974 and incorporated as Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in 1979, in Hill City, South Dakota, USA. It specializes in the excavation, research and collection of fossils and mineral samples. BHI is known for excavating Sue, one of the largest and most complete T. rex specimens ever discovered, as well as Lane the Triceratops and Stan the T. rex featured in our exhibition. The institute has a long track record of offering technical and curatorial expertise to museums and research labs around the world, notably the Smithsonian.

Exterior of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Sciences (BHI)

The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
one of the most popular museums in the US,
generously agreed to loan us Lane the Triceratops,
an incredible specimen

The Houston Museum of Natural Science, established in 1909 by the Houston Museum and Scientific Society, is known for its forward-thinking philosophy and unique science education programs. The vast museum complex features a central museum building with four floors full of natural science exhibits. A major highlight is the largest dinosaur hall in the United States, which houses a amazing number of fossils. Lane the Triceratops has not left the HMNS since it arrived there after its excavation...until now. We have Lane on loan from the HMNS and in Japan for the first time as part of our exhibition.

Exterior of the Houston Museum of Natural Science

MESSAGE

A MESSAGE FROM SONY

DinoScience

“DinoScience” is
a brand new (exhibition) experience
from Sony that allows people to
meet and learn
about dinosaurs
from a unique and scientific
point of view.
From the sheer wonder that these
incredible creatures
existed on
our planet, to the miracle that
66 million-year-old fossils teaching us
about dinosaurs are now right in front
of us,
you (visitors) will be immersed
in the dinosaur world brought to life
by science and Sony’s technology.

Dinosaurs once roamed our world.
Now, experience their stunning and
powerful existence
with your own five
senses. Having flourished on Earth for
millions of years--much, much longer
than
the mankind--what can
dinosaurs teach us?
It is our sincere hope that this
exhibition will expand the hearts and
minds of our children, and help them
imagine
the future in new ways.
Join us on the path of science,
and welcome to the world of dinosaurs.

FAQ

FAQ

Our Covid-19
Safety Measures

Guidelines During Your Visit

  • We will take your temperature as you enter the venue. If your temperature is 37.5°C or above, you will not be allowed entry. Please also refrain from attending if you feel unwell or have any symptoms of flu or cold.
  • You must wear a mask at all times inside the venue. Masks are optional for children age 2 and under. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure that children age 3 and up do not feel uncomfortable or unwell as they wear their masks.
  • Please practice physical distancing both prior to entry and inside the venue.
  • Please wash and disinfect your hands thoroughly.
  • We recommend that you follow Kanagawa Prefecture's official Line account for coronavirus alerts, and download the government's Covid-19 Contact-Confirming App (COCOA).

What We Are Doing

  • We take your temperature upon entry.
  • We have set up hand sanitizing stations at various locations around the venue, including the entrance.
  • We conduct regular disinfecting, cleaning and ventilation of the venue.
  • Our staff members receive regular temperature and wellness checks. They wash and disinfect their hands thoroughly, and wear masks at all times.
  • We regulate entry so that the venue never gets too crowded.
  • We have implemented measures to prevent airborne transmission of Covid-19 at ticket kiosks, areas where food & drink are allowed, the museum shop, etc. Cashless payment is recommended. Cash payments will be handled using coin trays to minimize contact.

Please refrain from attending if any of the following apply to you.

  • Fever (temperature of 37.5℃ or above)
  • Cold-like symptoms such as cough or sore throat
  • Fatigue or trouble breathing
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Recent close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19
  • A member of your household or anyone you see regularly may currently have Covid-19
  • You have, in the past 14 days, been in a country or region to which Japan has entry restrictions or requires monitoring upon return, or had close contact with anyone who has been in one of these countries or regions.

In addition, please note that the current situation is evolving. A rise in Covid-19 cases, new regulations from the government, or changing circumstances at the venue itself may lead to revision or suspension, without notice, of ticket sales, admissions, or exhibition management policies. We thank you for your understanding.

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