Kita 10-jo, Nishi 8-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-0810
Hokkaido University is home to some 4 million specimens and documents that have been gathered, preserved, and studied since the Sapporo Agricultural College began more than 130 years ago. Amongst these are more than 10,000 precious “type specimens” that form the basis for the discovery and certification of new species.
Opened in the spring of 1999, the Hokkaido University Museum conveys the diverse range of research carried out at Hokkaido University while also using various original materials and visual media to introduce the university’s cutting-edge research. The Hokkaido University Museum offers exhibits and diversified information equal to those of any museum, facilitating conversation and creating an atmosphere that encompasses both past and future. Visitors to the museum can shift their attention at will, examining what intrigues them most and gathering information behind the individual exhibits, thus expanding their universe.