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Shanghai Natural History Museum

Shanghai Natural History Museum

Shanghai Natural History Museum

The Shanghai Natural History Museum is a museum dedicated to natural history. It is one of the largest museums of natural sciences in China. The museum is housed in a 2015 purpose-built site in the Jing’an Sculpture Park. The museum’s collections including over 62,000 animals, 135,000 plants, and 1,700 minerals. There are also rare species that cannot be found elsewhere outside China.

The largest exhibit is a 140-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton of Mamenchisaurus Hochuanensis, which is over four stories high.

Highlights of the Shanghai Natural History Museum

  • Dinosaur Skeleton – Mamenchisaurus Hochuanensis

Shanghai Natural History Museum

  • Name:              Shanghai Natural History Museum
  • Chinese:           上海自然博物馆
  • City:                   Shanghai
  • Country:            China
  • Established:      1956
  • Current location: 2015
  • Type:                 Natural History
  • Location: Jing’an Sculpture Park

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– Chinese Proverb


Photo Credit: By 寒江2009 [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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