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Osaka Museum of Natural History (大阪市立自然史博物館)


Museum / Science Museum

This museum was founded in 1950 and is located within “Nagai Park” in Higashi Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture. The museum is based on the theme of humans surrounding natural history, and they carry out such activities as data collection, exhibitions, and educational activities. The permanent exhibition rooms are based on the four themes, “The Natural World Around Us”, “History of Earth and Life”, “Evolution of Life” and “The Lives of Living Things”. You can enjoy learning about nature in the local area of Osaka, the ecology, and evolution of living things and the environment while taking turns at games and videos. Special exhibitions are held several times a year at the museum. The in-house and outdoor events mainly held on weekends are also popular.


Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen 1-23 (Uehonmachi / Tennoji / Southern Osaka CityArea)

phone 0666976221

[Mar.-Oct.] 9:30-17:00
[Nov.-Feb.] 9:30-16:30
* Latest entry is 30 minutes closing

Review of Osaka Museum of Natural History

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/16 A must visit!
I happened to have some free time and decided to check it out. Though small, it is packed to the brim with fossils and such.
Reviewed:2020/01/01 Inside Nagai park
Located inside Nagai Park, entry is free with your Osaka Amazing pass, otherwise it is chargeable. Good for those who like museums and history. Vist if you have the time and when visiting Nagai park.
Reviewed:2019/04/13 A museum with lots of fossils
Nice museum as a whole....passed thru a very green park to the museum.... lots of rare fossils... no English text to the exhibits.... a smallish museum.... there is a nice restaurant inside....

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Osaka Osakashi Higashisumiyoshi-ku Nagaikouen 1-23 [map]
Uehonmachi / Tennoji / Southern Osaka CityArea
[Mar.-Oct.] 9:30-17:00
[Nov.-Feb.] 9:30-16:30
* Latest entry is 30 minutes closing
Monday (Next Weekday in case of Public holiday)
New Year's Holiday (12/28-1/4)
[Permanent exhibition]
[Adult] 300yen
[High School Students/University students] 200yen
* Junior High School Students and below, Over 65 living in the city, Free for those who have a disability certificate, etc.
* Certification required
* Extra charge Friday when special exhibition is held
Parking Lot
Not available
* Nagai Park parking lot Available
Credit Card
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Temporary suspension:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of May 22, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          While Osaka prefecture is the country's second smallest prefecture, its capital, Osaka City, is the country’s third-largest and arguably one of the most popular in the Kansai region thanks to its vibrant nightlife, the Osaka people’s openness, and its much-loved cuisine, which has earned it the nickname "the nation’s kitchen."