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Museum of Natural History

126 Tian Qiao Nan Road, Beijing 100050, China
+86 10 6702 7702
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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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“dinosaur room” (2 reviews)
“specimens” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
126 Tian Qiao Nan Road, Beijing 100050, China
+86 10 6702 7702
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Reviewed 27 December 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 13 October 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 30 August 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 18 May 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 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...More

Thank Natalie W
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
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....More

Thank Vixter247
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...More

Thank ShaunBT
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...More

Thank Ulf D
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...More

Thank Ryan B
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