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Address: No.40 Xicun Street, Heishi Reef, Shahekou District, Dalian 116023, China
Phone Number: 041184661108
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Afternoon at the museum

Definitely worth a visit if you're a museum lover. The museum isn't huge but there is plenty to see. Most displays have the titles in English and Chinese, however the descriptions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Mandy H
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Dalian, China
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Dalian, China
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Free entrance and opened during Chinese festivals, the museum in not very big, a bit more than one hour can be enough. The place looks a bit dusty. Dinosaur and earth exhibition at the 1st floor, marines mammals and fish at the 2nd floor, wetland and forest at the 3rd floor, Africa's exhibition in the basement. Not much coherence with... More 

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Dalian, China
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Excellent!! Quite a place with exhibits of dinosaurs, African mammals, insects and marine life. Also has geological section with information about different types of rocks, good for tourists, students and children. P. S. Entry is free, but, please bring your ID card or passport, has free wifi!!!!!

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Dalian, China
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're a museum lover. The museum isn't huge but there is plenty to see. Most displays have the titles in English and Chinese, however the descriptions are in Chinese. Entry was free and I didn't need to make a reservation. I found the museum well looked after and clean. There are a lot of interesting... More 

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I went on during the busy National Day holiday to find this place closed. My Chinese isn't too great so I couldn't figure out why. Maybe it will reopen again soon?

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Free and exceedingly well located, It is really fine although some of the atractions seem a bit dusty and unattended, and the lack of english info makes things a bit hard for non-chinese readers. Good choice for kids as well as adults. Choose a sunny day and enjoy Dalian beach view, and the fine houses around it.

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Dalian, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The huge whale display seems unattended, children can play without any supervision from the museum site, even the adults sometimes can touch it. However the building looks great from the outside, and the scenery around the building is nice, if you have children you can play kite, maze, or roller skate outside the museum. It is free to enter the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Always looking for a new adventure in China, I visited the Dalian Natural History Museum. It is located on the coast near the Sun Asia Ocean World, and I easily walked between the two. (Do not make the mistake of taking the boardwalk adjacent to the museum to walk to Ocean World, as it just services the beach and ends... More 

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