Beijing Museum Of Natural History

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Dedicated to the collection of paleontological, botanical and anthropological specimen , this museum boasts more than one hundred thousand exhibits.While some are type specimen, some others are rare and precious treasures such as the

Upstream Yangchuanosaurus, Tsintaosaurus, Psittacosaurus specimen and some well-preserved dinosaur egg fossils and footprint fossiles. The carnivorous Yangchuanosaurus from the later Juraasic era sustained a body length of over 8 meters and body height of 4 meters; the Herbivorous Tsintaosaurus from later cretaceous ear sustained a body length of 6.

62 meters and a body height of 4.9 meters while the Herbivorous Psittacosaurus had a body of only 70 centimeters. Some imported collections include :the Moa fossils from New Zealand,sloth, Echidna, Lyrebird from Australia, La Diman fish from Africa. Some exhibits are taxidermy ,some others are fossils .

All play a very important role in the evolutionary link and have very important academic value.

Here you will find the exhibition in four sections : the Paleontology Section, the zoological section , the botanical section and the anthropological section. Diversified and advance techology like slides projector, video technology are employed to illustrate the evolution process from the single cell life to a diversifed world, from the lowest level to the highest, from water-born life to the modern world.

In the paleontology hall you can see the 22 meters-long  Mamenchisaurus from 140 million  years ago and the 6 meters long and 2 meter tall  Lufengosaurus from 180 million years ago. Some reptiles that had the ability to fly are also on display. Pterosaur and Ichthyosaur that lived in water are on display.

They went into extinction with the dinosaurs at the same time. The zoological and botanical hall try to use the systematic evolution of life on earth to make the public aware that it took millions of years for life to be so diversified on this planet and we should try to preserve them and protect the habitat we lived in.

Anthropology hall aims at illustrating the human evolution by using paleo-anthroplogical, anthropological, anatomy and archeological materials.

Opening dates : Only closed on Mon.
Opening Hours : 9:00--17:00.
Attrations : Paleo reptiles, paleo mammals, dinosaur world and aquatic life forms.

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Beijing Museum of Natural History is the largest of its kind in China, and housed in an unpretentious building in southern Beijing on the western edge of the Temple of Heaven. It is the first museum of its kind in China, and it houses more than 5,000 specimens...Read More
Open hour Close the hall on Monday. Ticket Free, but need making an appointment on the net http://www.bmnh.org.cn/) . Mammoth s exhibition ticket costs 30 yuan Traffic Public transit 2, 6, 7, 15, 17, 20, 34, 35, 36, 59, 110, 120, 707, 729, 742, 743, 744, 803, ...Read More
The Museum of Chinese History opened to the public in 1926, when it was known simple as the Museum of History. Despite the 14 years of preparatory work which preceded its paltry collection, which included Han Dynasty pottery and bricks excavated from three ...Read More

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