Story of Earth in Chengdu Natural History Museum

A celebration of Chengdu’s modern ethos and historical legacy, the Museum of Natural History will transform the city’s skyline and symbolize its innovative spirit. The museum will be a preeminent institution for science and culture, welcoming visitors from around the world with expansive exhibits, public spaces, shops, a café, a cinema, state-of-the-art educational facilities, and a verdant landscape that invites gathering and connection

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It is the new home of Asia’s largest and most pristine dinosaur fossil, which opened to the public recently! Built by CREC, this is the first nature and science museum featuring earth science in Southwest China. The museum houses nearly 70,000 specimens and 10,000 exhibits.
Wandering here, you can see the Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis fossil, which is believed to be the largest and the most pristine dinosaur fossil unearthed in Asia. You also can take a view of the biological specimens to explore the origins of life on Earth, as well as discover the world of Jurassic Park and come across dinosaurs.

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Dinosaur Hall
A 22-meter-long Mamenchisaurus skeleton, one of the largest sauropods dinosaurs found in China is on display in the Chengdu Natural History Museum, Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, June 15, 2022. The museum involves six exhibition halls of different themes including geological environment, mineral resources, and dinosaur fossils, covering a total area of 17,005 square meters.

Through digital touch display technology, visitors can “revive” the Mamenxi dragon of Hechuan hundreds of millions of years ago. They can also touch control the breathing of the dinosaur and observe the operation of its organs for interactive experience of virtual feeding.

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Story of Earth in Chengdu Natural History Museum

Story of Earth in Chengdu Natural History Museum

Department of Mineral Resources
Inside the tangible color of different ores, minerals, especially all kinds of jade stone, shining in the light of the mysterious luster. For those who like rare mineral gems, you can not only enjoy the elegance of various gems, but also have a hands-on experience. The exhibition hall has an experience desk, where visitors can hold various ores in their hands and carefully observe them. They can also scratch and rub on the porcelain plate to observe the color of mineral powder, so as to identify the finish color and hardness of minerals.

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Colorful Life Exhibition Hall
Centering on the theme of “biodiversity”, the research results of natural specimens and their preservation environment are used to construct a natural exhibition with distinct themes, rich connotations, scientific, informative, ornamental and interesting.

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Through the AR digital telescope in front of the sand table, visitors can see a digital intelligence model of Chengdu Plain, which is superimposed by a real sand table and virtual reality. The information on Chengdu’s “water system”, “mountain system”, “species” and “minerals” corresponding to the layout of the sand table can be presented one by one on the physical sand table.

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In a word, Chengdu Natural History Museum is certainly a wonderful museum to explore the story of the earth.