For anyone who would like to learn how the different exhibits were acquired and gain a general knowledge of the history of the museum, I highly recommend Douglas Preston's book, "Dinosaurs in the Attic", a well-written non-fiction account. Mr. Preston was previously employed at the museum and has written numerous fiction books based on this location.
While the museum policy is "no tripods", tabletop tripods seem to be ok. I have been shooting a few times in the museum recently using a Slik Mini Pro III tabletop tripod without any problems. Security guards have seen it and have not said anything so I'm guessing that as long as you're not getting in people's way with one, you should be ok using a tabletop tripod.
Do you see [Makiri]?
[Makiri] is Ainu knife.
In history, indigenous people "Ainu" lived on southern Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands and in the Japan on Hokkaido and northern Honshu.
Now,they live in Japan around Hokkaido.