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Museum of Natural History

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Address: 126 Tian Qiao Nan Road, Beijing 100050, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 10 6702 7702
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This museum has permanent & changing exhibits & is known for it’s...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Natalie W
Haifa, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 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 other down side is that there is not an elevator to all the sections and... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 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
Beijing, China
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 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. If it's convenient go, but don't go out of your way. Toilets have no tissue... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 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 tank .. not my idea of a nice environment... perhaps better if you are with... More 

Thank ShaunBT
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Probably great for kids. Big dinosaur exhibit with moving sculptures. Otherwise very basic. We went because a guidebook said there was a unique display of perserved human oddities, the likes of which have long since been cleaned away in western countries. It seems to have been cleaned away here also. The map had a "gallery of humans" on it, but... More 

Thank Ulf D
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was excited to go to here as an avid dinosaur fan and was hoping to see some real and rare finds. Place is pretty much stuck in a run down time warp. The dinosaur bones exhibit is ok, just way smaller than one would expect with the history of china and it's paleontology. Signs are all in chinese but... More 

Thank Ryan B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am surprised that there is little publicity for this museum. The entrance fee is RMB20 per adult. It is definitely worthwhile a visit even for adults. While it is not highly entertaining, it is highly educational to see the exhibits and read the commentaries. The Dinosaur Park section spans history from the Triassic to the Cretaceous periods, you can... More 

Thank chrisong05
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

A very interactive museum which you can visit as part of your Temple of Heaven tour(located near to the west gate). The museum is divided into several sections which include plants, sea creatures,human and much more. You can see lots of dinosaurs dead and "living" in this museum as well as a mini aquarium. Admission is free too and it... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Situated in Tian Qiao and next to the Temple of heaven. Great time for kids - Dino bones. Fossils. Stuffed wild animals. Robotic dinosaurs with a "flying"pterodon (sporadically flying)...in jurassic style park with growling dinosaurs. There is an aquarium at the basement with really large fish. Granted that some parts look a bit tired. Exhibits in Chinese so bring your... More 

Thank PL_Chan2014
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The museum is quite old and worn and the attractions are not very interesting. There are some plastic dinosaurs that might entertain kids but for anyone hoping to learn anything it's a waste of time. Also none of the information is in English, only in Chinese. Compared to the natural history museum in Shanghai it's a joke.

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