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Zigong Dinosaur Museum, Zigong

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Natural History Museum
The Zigong Dinosaur Museum is located near the city of Zigong, Sichuan, China, in the township of Dashanpu. The museum sits on top of a large concentration of a diverse dinosaur assemblage. The museum claims the largest number of dinosaur fossils in the world and covers 25,000 square meters with a display area of 3,600 square meters. It attracts up to seven million visitors a year.In 1980s, vast quantities of dinosaur fossils were excavated in the Middle Jurassic Dashanpu Formation, 7 km north-east from downtown Zigong, including a dinosaur named after the township, Dashanpusaurus. Because of the unique and articulated (intact) bone remains, Zigong is important to paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts. The Zigong Dinosaur Museum was established in 1987, becoming the first museum based almost entirely on dinosaurs in Asia. Mounted specimens include Omeisaurus, Gigantspinosaurus, Yangchuanosaurus, Huayangosaurus and Xiaosaurus.
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  • Our kids enjoyed the trip to the museum. Majority of the exhibits are from Jurassic and Mesozoic eras. In addition to the skeleton halls, there is an excavation pit where visitors can view the ancient...  more »
  • Drove down from Chengdu on a Saturday morning. They have one room full of reproduction skeletons. But unfortunately, when we were there the local kids were climbing all over them and running around sc...  more »
  • We visited the Zigong Dinosaur Museum during the Chinese New Year holiday. It took us 20min by taxi from our downtown Zigong hotel. We had no problem getting there but coming back was hard. It was dif...  more »
  • World-class museum. One of the only places on earth to see dinosaur bones in situ. It's a bit of a drive from the city center.
  • Arguably better than the Smithsonian collection. I have been here twice, great place to take the family
  • Beautiful Fossils!
  • …怎么那么多人啊😂
  • 还行,比较好玩,就是有点偏僻