Archeological Department

A group for archeological expedition and lectures on archeology for beginners.

Historical Department

Meetings or groups to read old documents, survey war damage and air attacks in Hiratsuka, repair old documents.

Folklore Department

A group for fieldwork on folk customs, a group for surveying stone Buddhist images, a group for surveying temples and shrines in Hiratsuka and meeting for listening to old Japanese folk tales.

Biological Department

A group to find drifts on the beach, waterfront schools, a group to make newspapers on nature, a children observation club, nature observation seminars.

Geological Department

Groups for surveying the history of Sagami River and for geological studies, introductory lectures on nature observation, etc.

Astronomical Department

Groups for watching stars, for astronomical observation, for learning space by a planetarium.

Experiential studies

Let's make kites bearing family crests, Jomon earthenware, geological models, straw sandals, traditional decorations and telescopes.


Group for explaining exhibitions by volunteers, Museum festival.

Regarding education activities by the museum, all the participants who have so far joined in the activities rather negatively would become more positive if we add some interesting ideas to these activities.
Working on and coordinating the activity programs in such a manner are one of the curators' important roles.

As the meaningful results of the museum's survey activities involving citizens' participation, there are three points as follows.

  • First, the museum can have and store a great deal of information from the participants' active joining in the programs (fieldworks).
  • Second ,if citizens who have acquired the method for active study increase in number, it would lead to the advancement of local culture.
  • Third, the museum can delight citizens, the participants in education activities.
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