National Zoological Museum

Address: Beichen West Rd. Chaoyang Dis.
Tel: +86-10-64807975
Entrance Fee: 40 RMB

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On June 1, 2009, the National Zoological Museum, located inside Institute of Zoology at Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Chaoyang District, was opened to the public.
The museum consists of two parts, the Specimen Pavilion and Animal Exhibition Pavilion. The Specimen Pavilion displays more than 5.4 million specimen of animal, the largest collection in Asia. The Animal Exhibition Pavilion displays mammals, birds, fish, insects and amphibians in one mobile hall and 9 fixed halls, and one 4D cinema. The emphasis is to try to present the animals in their habitats, with a focus on the interactivity of the displays.
On entry to the museum, there is 3-meter high Asian elephant specimen is standing to the left of the entrance and a 24-meter long blue whale skeleton presented in front. Additionally, the South China Tiger and Yangtze River Dolphin are exhibited in the Endangered Animal Exhibition Hall.

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