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The Museum of Osaka University welcomes its 200,000th visitor!


The Museum of Osaka University, opened in 2007, has welcomed its 200,000th visitor.

At the “Children’s Museum @ Osaka University 2017” held on August 25th, 2017, a group of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students and their parents pushed the all-time number of visitors to the Museum over the 200,000 visitor mark. As a show of appreciation, Museum Director NAGATA Yasushi presented the visitors with a commemorative gift and shared his joy with the visiting parents and children.

At the Museum of Osaka University, visitors can view some of the various achievements in research performed at the university, including research done by Nobel Laureate in Physics YUKAWA Hideki. Also on display at the Museum are the complete set of 4.5 million-year old Machikanensis Crocodylidae fossils excavated at Osaka University’s Toyonaka Campus. These historically important fossils were designated as national registered monuments in 2014.

There are also various events held at the Museum in addition to the various exhibits. This fall, the Museum will be holding the event entitled “We, the Actors – Tracing the “Shingeki Movement” in Kansai during the 20 years following WWII.” The Museum will also be holding its annual “Science Café @ Machikaneyama” after the New Year.


Director NAGATA Yasushi (far left) with the 200,000th visitors of the Museum of Osaka University

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