The Museum of Natural Sciences

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The Museum of Natural Sciences under the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (the former body is Shanghai Museum of Natural History) was established in 1956. It moved to the current site at No. 260 Yan’an East Road in 1958. Guo Moruo, former president of Chinese Academy of Sciences, made superscription for it. Tan Jiazhen, an academician has served as the curator of the museum.
The museum has 3000 pieces of rare animals specimen in its 3000 square meters exhibiting halls, covering all the species. It is one of the biggest nature sciences museums of the country. There are halls for dinosaurs, paleontology history, palaeoanthropology history, ancient carcass, invertebrate, fish, amphibious animal, reptile, bird, mammal, public science education and gift shops.
With specimen as the convincing evidence, the museum aims to reveal the origin of the nature and its evolving rules, in an effort to popularize science knowledge.
Add: No. 260 Yan’an Dong Road, Shanghai
Tel: 021-63213508
Visiting Hours: 9:00–17:00; Box office open: 9:00–15:30; Closed on Monday
Admission: Adult, 5 yuan; Senior citizens aged over 70, active army members and disabled enjoy free visit with valid ID; Group visit of students (including children at kindergartens) is free, but has to make appointments ahead of time.
Traffic: Metro line 2, etc.

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