On February 7th, KIS students went on a field trip to the Kumamoto city natural history museum. Students learned about the natural and social history of Kumamoto and Japan. From wooly mammoths to wild boars and ancient tombs, students were able to get a feel for the history of their country and culture. After their enthusiastic investigation of the museum, students learned about astronomy at the museum’s planetarium. There, students watched in awe as they learned more about the night sky and winter constellations. Afterwards, students enjoyed a well-deserved lunch at Shiro no yu hot springs, where they rested up and recalled their exciting discoveries and experiences from the museum.