One step of the stairs indicates about 100 million-year period of the earth history. The pictures on the walls of the stairs express the commonality and diversity of living creatures according to the period of the stop. Follow the 3.8 billion years by foot, and realize the long history of living creatures.
There is a garden on BRH rooftop where butterflies visit and lay eggs in host plants. Next generations grow up in and depart from the garden. Visit the garden and see the life of butterflies.
Princess who cherishes wormes was heroine in short stories "Tsutsumi Chunagon Monogatari" in Heian period. She observed many insects around her with heart to cherish them. We can have that kind of feeling by facing living things a long time. This is just heart of BRH. We show the studies with the heart in BRH on a folding screen. Please feel the heart to cherish nature.
Adventures of Elmer Biohistory, is a tale born to Biohistory that inspired “My father’s dragon” a famous children novel by Ruth Stile Gannett. A boy named Elmer Biohistory follows the evolution encountering various spices of animals. Enjoy Elmer’s adventure filled with fascinating extension of the animal history with the dioramas thet pleased Ms. Gannett.
It was 500 million years ago when living creatures first gained ground apart from sea where they were born. This important event in biohistory was drawn on large-sized panels on walls. You can see and touch fossil specimens set infront of the panels.
DNA of earthbound 'carabid beetles' in Japan told us not only their evolutionary pattern that also the formation pattern of Japanese island. That is the first study which demonstrated the relationship with evolution and crustal change.
All of the living creatures on the earth could be considered relatives who inherit the genome, in the ancestor cell ceme along 3.8 billion years ago. Let's think what a life and how to live through the genomes which have diversity, commonality, complexity, and plasticity.
All of animals are born from eggs. The eggs are laid under water, on ground or in body. Various developmental process in such various place. Try to become familia to the research looking the eggs in a microscope.
This exhibition shows the cells’ functions thorough the solid cell model magnified 100,000 times scale and some images of cells. Imagine how the cells act in your bodies.
Look you in a mirror and imagine extence of your DNA in your bodies. Observe various cells by microscope and know mitotic speed by mitotic clock. Touch the solid model of double helix and try to the nucleotide puzzle to understand structure and functions of DNA.
Relationships in living worlds based on spatial and temporal perspective indicate symbiosis and coevolution, respectively. The studies of the relationship between insects and plants are helpful to understand symbiosis and coevolution thorough the layers from cell to the ecosystem.
You can find out the animal evolution process by comparing commonality versus diversity among the skeletal specimens of vertebrates. The transparent specimens of the developmental process of bone and shape also explain the evolution process.
There are seventeen glass panels that express 3.8 billion years history of life. The beautiful objects display changes in environment of the earth, continental drift and ratio of six kingdoms.
Lungfishes being winsome remind us the evolution from breathing in water to breathing on land, and from fins to legs. Walkingsticks is just like twigs and their babies are very cute.