We conduct a variety of activities as follows.

Research activity

We research the nature and geological history of Osaka. Each curatorial staff member has a professional specialty and performs his/her own studies, as well as collaborating as a team.
Specimens and laboratory equipment are also utilized by scientists in Japan and abroad.

Collection and preservation

We collect a wide selection of specimens and literature related to natural history. These are utilized for scientific research and exhibitions. We preserve them so that they will be available to the next generation.

Educational activities

We host a variety of educational events, such as nature hikes, workshops, lectures and botanical tours. We also welcome guest scientists and museum trainees from universities.

Friends of Osaka Museum of Natural History

There is a group called the Friends of Osaka Museum of Natural History, organaized by members who use the museum extensively to study nature. For more information, please contact

Nature Information Corner

There is an information counter where our curatorial staff can answer your questions. Your questions about nature, exhibitions and activities are welcome.