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Museum of Natural History

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Mar 11, 2018
“Nice place, but not great for tourists”
Mar 6, 2018
“Dinosaurs!”
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This museum has permanent & changing exhibits & is known for it’s dinosaur section. There is also an ancient animal & mammal exhibit, sea creatures and an exhibit on the evolution of humans bodies.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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126 Tian Qiao Nan Road, Beijing 100050, China
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Me and my dad came here on a whim last summer (before renovations)-although there was a nearby tube station the queue to get a ticket was abominable, with no real lines and people just barging through, even though the tickets are actually free and all...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I think this is a nice museum, but keep in mind it's really only for children ages 12 and under. All of the exhibits are in Chinese, but it has some interesting things that children can enjoy even if they don't speak Chinese. The dinosaur...More

Thank MelenaSlaven
Reviewed December 26, 2017

We got there for free (I think because it was a Tuesday) but there wasn't much in English. There was a pretty cool dinosaur skeleton (and some weird, scary-looking taxidermy piglets) but apart from that it wasn't too exciting.

Thank Marie J
Reviewed October 13, 2017

The Beijing Museum of Natural History opened in 1959 and has according to many guide books one largest collections of mammal fossils. Access to the museum is difficult by public transport the closed metro line is at least 30 minutes walking away. Although mentioned nowhere...More

Thank reneetje2015
Reviewed August 30, 2017

there were some great exhibits that were creative and educational and some that were rather sad with little information (in either English or Chinese). the Dinosaur room was the big hit with the Chinese kids..with roaring moving, large specimens everywhere. There was a walk though...More

Thank Carla D
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Although I was impressed with the way it was presented it is a kids learning establishment with everthing in Chinese. Good to see how both sides of evolution presented and how man is one from all over the world. It is a slog to get...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed December 10, 2016

A classic natural history museum. Has a wide range of animals (stuffed), nice layout. Includes also a dinosaur exibition with animated dinosuars, an evolution and culture exibitions, and also a live aquarium. The cafeteria is not appealing and I recommend bringing your own food. The...More

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed November 16, 2016

I'd skip this museum as everithing is in Chinese and the display is reletively poor. If you visited other natural History Museums you won't miss this one.

Thank _voichekm
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

It's a small museum compared to other natural history museums and many of the things on display are actually replicas. If you are close by and have time to kill them pop in but all the signs and all of the info is in Chinese....More

Thank Vixter247
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Can't say that I enjoyed my visit. Went here after reading about it in the Lonely Planet Guide Book. My partner and I spend about 30 minutes in here and most of that time was discussing the turtles that they have in a rather small...More

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