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Address: Dashanpu Town, Da'an District, Zigong 643013, China
Name/address in local language
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+86 813 580 1235
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Incredible museum! Well preserved fossils.

We visited the Zigong Dinosaur Museum during the Chinese New Year holiday. It took us 20min by taxi from our downtown Zigong hotel. We had no problem getting there but coming back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beijing, China
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids enjoyed the trip to the museum. Majority of the exhibits are from Jurassic and Mesozoic eras. In addition to the skeleton halls, there is an excavation pit where visitors can view the ancient bones in the ground. The place was extra crowded on Saturday, great to see parents bringing kids to the museum.

Thank Lappochka
Chengdu, China
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110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove down from Chengdu on a Saturday morning. They have one room full of reproduction skeletons. But unfortunately, when we were there the local kids were climbing all over them and running around screaming the whole time. The grounds outside are nice with some mechanical dinosaurs staged in the garden. The museum is good for an understanding of the scale... More 

Thank gjr26645
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Zigong Dinosaur Museum during the Chinese New Year holiday. It took us 20min by taxi from our downtown Zigong hotel. We had no problem getting there but coming back was hard. It was difficult to get a taxi and then once we did he tried to charge us double! Perhaps a local bus would be better next... More 

Thank JosieLW
Chengdu, China
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970 reviews
544 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

China's first dinosaur museum must have been very impressive when it opened in 1987, but 30 years have passed since then and this museum is now looking quite bedraggled. The concrete shell of the museum looks like it has concrete cancer, the lights seemed turned down to save money and some of the dinosaur statues looked very tired. Still, there... More 

Thank Raymond W
Adelaide, Australia
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109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

This is the biggest single site of dinosaur remains in the world -- an ancient riverbed exposed, many dinosaurs reconstructed, including some of the most fascinating you could see. An exquisite fossil of the Chinese version of archaeopteryx, complete with feathers; the second largest carnivore skull in the world; it's like discovering the fossils yourself. As an author who has... More 

Thank Rod129
Pomezia, Italy
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

I went in Zigong Dinosaur Museum on September during my travel in China! The city is quite far from the normal turistic tour but if you like natural history and especially dinosaur, you can't miss this museum. I liked most of all the story of life during the eras and most of all the plants section and all parts dedicated... More 

Thank Senfjo
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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92 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Whilst the place itself is a marvel, the behavior of fellow tourists was despicable. I'd recommend getting here as early as possible to avoid the crowds. We came from Chengdu using the long-distance bus, and the first one departed at 11:20, so we only arrived at the museum by taxi around 15:00. By the time we got there, we had... More 

2 Thank Bathory139
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Pretty town with this cool museum! U can buy fossils and all… tho no haggling unfortunately they didn't go for it! Small enough museum but at No 7 out of 10 in the world its a good one… part of museum has no floor to expose the rock with the embedded fossils… just fantastic! Oh if ur going here near... More 

1 Thank Fiona V
Chengdu, China
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115 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

I absolutely enjoyed my trip to the dinosaur museum. We were probably there for a good 3, 5 hours. I must say Zigong's museum really did their best. The shared information was in English, which was very interesting and enlightening. It's great fun for children as well, since they can go on a mechanic dinosaur and pretend as if it's... More 

Thank holidaycoco
Kremlin Bicetre, France
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

A large museum built on a major Jurassic dinosaur locality. A number of dinosaur skeletons still partly embedded in the rock can be seen as they were found, in one of the large halls of the museum. Other halls display mounted skeletons of local dinosaurs, as well as various fossils found in the area. The displays are impressive and modern.... More 

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