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Zigong Dinosaur Museum

Address: Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
Phone Number: 0813-5801235,0813-5802095,0813-5801234
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Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Zigong
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
118 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The compound of the museum is large but the museum expo building is just around 5-10% of the entire museum. Some fossils on display, complete set, well preserved. A small area of the real artefacts on the ground. Informative, a small TV telling the story of the dinosaur living here long long time ago. Getting here from the city center... More 

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Motzkin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have seen dinosaurs museums before, even in famous places in the world. This location was special for me, because I could see the actual terrain they were found at, with some authentic fossils. The small museum with the skeletons restoration was also nice. It was so interesting for me so I did not notice that the group I was... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit! The exhibits are very well set out and there is good information - most of it in English as well as Chinese. The guide was excellent and really knew what she was talking about. The fossil burial site is spectacular. Leave yourself plenty of time to explore and learn from this exceptional display... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Get bus 35 to the station. Head out other side. Turn right, walk 300m and you are at an extraordinary museum. Despite its brilliance, 2 hours is sufficient.

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Shanghai, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lots of fossils and complete life-sized skeletons of the entire dinosaur. We wish there were more dinosaurs... but aside from that, it was great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Our sole reason for coming to Zigong was the museum, and it was really interesting. I saw things here that I have never seen elsewhere, and our children were fascinated and amazed for the entire visit. The indoor dig was truly awesome, and the opportunity to see something like that is something that will always stay with me. It was... More 

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Rathangan, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

About two hours by car outside Chengdu, new motorways are great. Zigong Dino museum is shaped like a Stegasuarous. nicly laid out with loads of skeletons. Also has the dig site to see how they were found. Some really cool stuff. Not 100% professional and the gift shop certinally missed out on some business due to lack of merchindise (T-shirts... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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150 reviews 150 reviews
37 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

a good enough reason to travel all the way to the middle of China! Zigong belongs to Cheng-Du canton which is actually famous for panda. Never knew it existed! It was impressive how they reserved the pit and the remains of the dinosaurs and everything. But just the display could do better, be more interactive.

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Rotterdam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This museum is fun for adults as well! I especially loved the dinosaur skeletons, which are put together as they were when the dinosaurs were alive. Some are huge! The English descriptions were informative and funny at times, like a family of dinosaurs "romantically eating and strolling together." The life-size replicas of dinosaurs outside the museum building need some maintenance... More 

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Adelaide
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This museum not only had wonderful displays in its museum building, the landscaping and mock-ups outside were also very good. The 4D movie at the museum was great.

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