Museum of Natural History, Beijing

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The Beijing Museum of Natural History is located at 126 Tian Qiao Nan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100050, and is the most popular natural history museum in China. It was founded in 1951 as the National Central Museum of Natural History, and its name was changed to the Beijing Museum of Natural History in 1962. The BMNH is the first large scale natural history museum created in China.The BMNH has total floor space of 24,000 square meters, of which 8,000 square meters are available for display and owns more than 200,000 specimens. The major display area is the Tian Jiabing Building. The collections include paleontology, ornithology, mammals and invertebrates, and include a major collection of dinosaur fossils and mounted skeletons. The BMNH also engages in significant scientific research in these areas.
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  • Me and my dad came here on a whim last summer (before renovations)-although there was a nearby tube station the queue to get a ticket was abominable, with no real lines and people just barging through...  more »
  • I think this is a nice museum, but keep in mind it's really only for children ages 12 and under. All of the exhibits are in Chinese, but it has some interesting things that children can enjoy even if ...  more »
  • We got there for free (I think because it was a Tuesday) but there wasn't much in English. There was a pretty cool dinosaur skeleton (and some weird, scary-looking taxidermy piglets) but apart from th...  more »

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