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Special Exhibition Mammals 3 – The Parade of Life

Five years after the highly acclaimed special exhibition “Mammals 2 – Struggle for Life” in 2019, a new edition returns to Ueno in 2024. The theme for the forthcoming exhibition, Spring 2024 is “taxonomy (= classification)” and “systematics (=evolutionary relationship).”
The exhibition explores the wonders of mammals through the studies of classification based on appearance, internal features, and DNA, alongside examining the relationships among classified groups. Through a large-scale display featuring more than 500 specimens, the exhibition shows how approximately 6,500 mammal species of today have evolved their diverse forms and abilities.


Special Exhibition Mammals 3 – The Parade of Life


March 16 - June 16, 2024

Open Hours

9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30),

Saturdays and April 28 - May 6 9:00-19:00 (Last admission 18:30)

Days Closed

Mondays, May 7
(Open the Mondays of March 25, April 1, April 29, May 6 and June 10)


National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo


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

  • 5 min. Walk from JR Ueno Station, Park Exit
  • 10min. Walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/ Hibiya Line Ueno Station
  • 10min. Walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station
Ticket prices On the day Advance purchase
*Purchase available until March 15, 2024
Adults and University Students On the day2,100 Ordinary advance purchase1,900
Students of Elementary / Junior High / High Schools On the day600 Ordinary advance purchase500
  • *Preschool children are admitted free.
  • *Handicapped persons, plus one caregiver per handicapped person, are admitted free.
    Please present your Handicapped Person’s Notebook or similar identification.
  • *Tickets will not be refunded or reissued.
  • *Visitors to this exhibition may also view the permanent exhibition (Earth Gallery and Japan Gallery) on the same day, but only during the opening hours of the permanent exhibition.

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National Museum of Nature and Science /The Asahi Shimbun /TBS
With the Sponsorship of
With the Support of
Ueno Zoological Gardens