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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore

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Natural History Museum
The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is a museum of natural history at the Kent Ridge Campus of the National University of Singapore. Officially opened on 18 April 2015, it houses the Raffles Natural History Collection.The idea for a natural history collection was first mooted by Sir Stamford Raffles, and the collection of Southeast Asian biodiversity was begun in 1849 at the Raffles Museum . In 1972, the Government of Singapore removed the natural history collections from the National Museum and gave them to the Zoology Department of what was then the University of Singapore. They were housed in various temporary premises, including the Nanyang Technological University for seven years. Subsequently, they were returned to the NUS and housed in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. LKCNHM inherited the natural history collections from the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.The Museum currently has more than 560,000 catalogued lots in its collection and over a million specimens from throughout the region. About 2,000 of these will be on public exhibition.In February 2016, the museum announced that $1 million was raised for scientific and educational efforts related to the 10.6m adult female sperm whale carcass dubbed "Jubi Lee" found in Singapore waters July 2015. The "Jubilee Whale Exhibit" was unveiled on 14 March 2016.
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  • From the skeletons of the dinosaur stuffed animal of the various creatures and ecology exhibits. I think the Ueno National Science Museum Earth Hall 2 floor-not much. Interactive exhibits using videos as well as the relatively new facility, and is quite fashionable design and lighting. You could see University facilities exhibition has a description of academic taste just a little, in English, there are interesting. I think you look next to the Museum of fine arts (NUS Museum) together and have lunch in the cafeteria of the University Town. You can cool off from the indoor. It was $ 18 or so taxi from Clarke Quay.
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  • this is the museum that's located inside the National University of Singapore, which means it's a bit far to get to. It's star attraction is of course the dinosaur fossils that has been erected on dis...  more »
  • The exhibits of fauna and flora are quite impressive, but for me the real hit here are the displays of those three Sauropod skeletons, Triceratops leg, and the skeleton of a Sperm Whale skeleton, whic...  more »