Paleozoological Museum of China

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Paleozoological Museum of China

Paleozoological Museum of China
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Ruth P
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
Interesting fossils
Jun 2020
I like museums that are small but tell a great story--and this is one of those! Just the right size--and really interesting and weird fossils.
Written June 24, 2020
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Kim1122334
Sacramento, CA26 contributions
A very cool place to visit!
Apr 2018
I am a biology teacher so this amazingly easy to get to museum was perfect! Great fossils and displays with lots of info in very good English! Though meant for children, I spent several hours there, fascinated! The only disappointment was the gift shop was for children!
Written September 18, 2018
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rsenteno
Phoenix, AZ317 contributions
Peeking man
Aug 2018 • Solo
Its small maybe 45 mins to see everything but it's right near the zoo through and underground tunnel. One side is a peking man exhibit the other dino and ice age mammals
They do have movies that go on sale like 5 mins before it starts mad rush to the ticket counter once that announcement hits
Written August 11, 2018
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daphiness
Luzon, Philippines63 contributions
Perfect kid sized museum for dino fan
May 2018 • Family
We crossed the street using underground pedestrian pass from the Beijing zoo to this small but great museum. Because of the size (small but multilevel), it was easy to enjoy. Highlight definitely the large fossils of different dinosaurs and ice age animals. English information was available. There are 3D shows but didn't go anymore. At the ground floor there's even a small lab where kids can "excavate" their own fossil - I would have loved to do it if I were a kid but my own kids were tired from a whole day at the zoo. Another side of the museum was about the evolution of man with displays of tools they used and dioramas. We didn't have to visit the Peking Man (Zhoukoudian) site anymore given our short stay in Beijing. It was easy to get a Didi back to our hotel.
Written May 23, 2018
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Bonu A
Beijing, China25 contributions
It was good
Feb 2018 • Solo
not many people. small place, 30 minutes it's enough to see everything. they also have short 3D movies for kids in Chinese and laboratory where kids can practice in archaeology
Written February 8, 2018
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Ian J
14 contributions
Review of Paleozoological museum, Beijing
Aug 2017 • Family
I could not find an entry in TripAdvisor for this;
Paleozoological Museum of China, Beijing
142 Xi-Zhi-Men-Wai Street, Beijing 100044, China
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This museum is opposite Beijing Zoo, so it's very accessible.

The museum adjoins the academic institute, where ground-breaking work goes on. It features displays of some fossils and sites that are unique to China. Some of the display captions are in English and some of the young volunteer guides speak good English. Altogether the displays tell some fascinating stories. about the development of jaws in early fish for example. Naturally there are some giant dinosaur skeletons on display too. It's not a big place but I heartily recommend a visit.

The museum has film shows. Oddly the tickets go on sale only 5 minutes before each show. A loud announcement in Chinese triggers a scrum around the ticket desk. The film shows are good, they take place in an an ordinary room not a purpose-built cinema,
Written September 10, 2017
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howardxp1
Cancun, Mexico297 contributions
Surprisingly nice exhibits
Jun 2017 • Solo
Most of the exhibits were in Mandarin and good English which was refreshing.
It wasn't the American Museum of Natural History in New York, but it was a nice way to spend 60-90 minutes in the city.

Entrance fee was 20rmb or 10 if 60years +.
Only a block from the subway.

I'd give it 3.5 stars, but only 3 or 4 available.

Howard S.
Written June 22, 2017
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Tunnel_Bore
Bath, UK17 contributions
A really educational look at the fossil record
Dec 2016 • Family
My son (9) found thought this was terrific. Excellent fossil examples of dinosaurs he'd read about and lots of detail on evolutionary processes at work in fish, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds and mammals. There are some models and pictures that are more for show but the value here is in the face that the museum is attached to an institute doing the detailed science and the displays and descriptions are very much educational. It's not a big museum so makes a good combined trip with the zoo or space centre which are close by.
Written December 28, 2016
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Rismaneswati28
Jakarta, Indonesia96 contributions
Quite small place.
Jul 2016 • Family
It is quite small. But it have some great exhibition and a cinema, also they had an interesting class for kids who wants to gain experience as a young arkeolog.
Written July 30, 2016
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Oxfordians_13
Oxford, UK337 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul 2016 • Family
This museum is a few minutes away from the zoo, so you can do both in one trip. Plenty of English subtitles, museum is quite small with some seating and is a pleasant temperature. A large school group arrived as were leaving which over powered the small size of the museum.
Written July 24, 2016
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM