Zhejiang Museum of Natural History


Name in Chinese: 浙江省自然博物馆

Address: No.71, Jiaogong Road, Hangzhou (杭州市教工路71号)

Phone: 86-571-88050941

Brief of Zhejiang Museum of Natural History

Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, one of the oldest museums founded in China, is the only provincial museum to focus on the collection, exhibition and study of specimens of Life Science and Geoscience.

Built in 1929 as an integral part of Zhejiang Provincial Museum, it declared independence in 1984. Now it covers an area of 8,000 square meters and contains 80,000 specimens of animals, plants, and minerals, which are displayed in its six exhibition rooms. Stroll along its well-lit exhibition rooms, you can marvel at specimens and replicas depicting dinosaurs, marine animals, terrestrial animals, protozoa, geological history, and plants.

Zhejiang Museum of Natural History actively launches cultural exchange programs with the outside world regularly. It has greeted assorted foreign guests from Japan, the USA, Germany and Taiwan for over 60 times, and has sent more than 80 members to go outsides to make investigation, research, study, and academic exchanges. In 2004, the museum made a tie of sisterhood with Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan, and staged exhibitions seven times in Japan as well as other countries. The museum plays a positive role in carrying forward the national spirit and disseminating fine Chinese culture.